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  1. Pretty self explanatory, I know that everybody when running a K says that they don't need uniqueness but I was wondering what the justification is for it. That way I can argue it in round on both sides.
  2. Hey all, I'm starting a V Debate Tourney, pm me if you're in.
  3. Looking for a normativity Kritik for my team. Anyone know where I could find one? Thanks in advance.
  4. So if any you have watched mr. robot you know it is about conglomerates and big corporations controlling everything and creating a bit of a false perception. Is there a specific author I can use to read for this type of k? It would be like a corporations k also if anybody has any cards hook me up.
  5. Hey y'all, I'm a semi-experienced policy debated from a fairly traditional/lay circuit and I have little experience with Kritiks. I'm looking to increase my knowledge of this form of argument, mainly just because I'm interested, but who knows when it could matter in a round. I understand how Kritiks work in terms of structure, but where I hit a wall is in terms of actually understanding what the heck is being talked about. So my question to you all is this: What is some k literature that I should read in order to familiarize myself with some of the more common kritikal arguments? I'll leave it up to all of you to decide what qualifies as "more common kritikal arguments."
  6. Hi everyone, I'm in need of at least one card or a set of linking cards regarding how conscienization, in the context of identity politics affs, is bad/ineffective/etc. Or, any advice on where I should look. I've heard that Tuck & Yang have some evidence that would be good but I've had a difficult time finding it. Any help on this would be great, thanks!!
  7. I've seen the name thrown around, Westminster particularly read it often(ish) last year. Can I get an explanation of the basic thesis - how is it contextualized to identity affs? policy affs? Thanks
  8. Hey all, when can we do an online tourney? I will start a bracket, PM me if you want to register. - Jake
  9. Hello. Does anyone have a Buddhism file they would be willing to trade. I would like to supplement the research ive already done. Thank you. I have lots to trade.
  10. Looking for a normativity Kritik for my team. Anyone know where I could find one? Thanks in advance.
  11. If anyone has any pdf's of Baudrillard please help me out. I will trade files as well. Specifically The Perfect Crime, but I would like any of his books in reality. Thanks.
  12. OneOffNoCase

    K Tricks

    So I've recently become the 2N and I've decided to be a K debater. I've learned the literature but on a more stylistic level I am wondering what are the best K tricks to pull and how to execute them properly.
  13. Hey guys, I was wondering if anybody had a file or an example of this K. I am trying to get familiar with K's and lit so any examples and/or lit would be fantastic. Thanks, Raunak
  14. Hi everyone! Recently there has been a huge ongoing argument on my team about using gender neutral language and being politically correct. As for myself, being as inclusive as possible(especially in the debate space) is very important to me. My team completely disagrees with this and doesn't regard discourse as important, which has become a really hostile environment. I wanted to get opinions from debaters who have argued discourse K's, or have debated against them-- especially those who take it into their everyday lives. Thanks!
  15. CarlaR

    Frontier K

    Hi all, Sorry to start a new forum to ask a question but can somebody pleaseee explain the frontier K to me?
  16. I am interested in the Absurdity K and am looking to take the next step in comprehension and understanding. Other than Camus, does anyone know of good Absurdism lit?
  17. I have been looking for a good university K does anyone have one they are willing to trade for. I will trade multiple files for a good file of the K
  18. Seems like the majority of local tournaments are continuing to be anti-kritik based, yet there is an abundant amount of college and alumni judges who can flow these arguments versus parents who have no idea what is going on. It's a little tiring when CEDA and all the colleges in in this area are so K orientated, as well as the national circuit as a whole is. Starting to feel like this circuit is lagging behind the rest of the nation in terms of effective debating (not the competitors faults, coaches and tournament chair faults). Then even if you have the correct conditions for a K orientated debate, half the teams on our circuit aren't prepped for it and it's just a slaughter. A competitive debate = a fun debate.
  19. Hi All, I was wondering how difficult it is to use OpenEvidence and win in varsity rounds. This year, as a Novice, we used OpenEvidence and did very well, but I know that varsity teams often make their own arguments which are not on openevidence. If I use arguments on openevidence, will I get destroyed? Also, how do you respond to teams who write their own arguments. Lastly, I am interested in making my own kritik/aff for next year. How do you get ideas for either, and after getting an idea, how do you do research? AmAsKh
  20. The UMKC Summer Debate Institute has opened registration for the 2014 summer sessions. UMKC has had a college debate team since the 1950s. The summer institute uses the exceptional resources of the UMKC campus to give students a cost effective option, with programs that emphasize preparing debaters for the rigors of the regular season- including teaching them to be self sufficient researchers, scouts, and executors of argument. UMKC will be offering two programs for policy debate in 2014: the two week and four week sessions. The four week lab runs from June 28-July 26, and the two week lab runs from July 12- July 26. We have rates for residents, and for commuters (very cost effective if you live in the Kansas City area). The four week program is run by the Assistant Director of Debate @ UMKC- Malcolm Gordon- and Juan Garcia- former UMKC debater and current Assistant coach at Wayzata High School. Malcolm Gordon was a 4 time elimination round participant at the prestigious National Debate Tournament, including a 2nd place finish in 2007. He was also top speaker at major national tournaments including Kentucky and the Cross Examination Debate Association national championship tournament. He was 10th speaker at the NDT as a junior and 5th speaker as a senior. Juan Garcia is a 3-time NDT qualifier, including an elimination round appearance in 2012, and qualified to the TOC as a successful high school debater. He has appeared in the outrounds of nearly every major national tournament in college, and currently coaches for Wayzata high school where he has helped coach teams to TOC qualification. The four week lab will focus on maintaining a small student-staff ratio, and train students in a full 'mid-season experience.' This includes emphasis on: how to scout, how to create new affirmative and negative strategies from scratch, how to prepare strategies for a tournament, how to fill out preference sheets, and how to approach competitive elimination round debate on the regional and national levels. The two week program will focus on execution- students will do some research, but will also receive an evidence packet upon arrival at the camp. Check out the website for specific staff descriptions. Highlights of staff accomplishments include: the coach of the only unified college national champions, winning the CEDA championship and NDT in 2013, debaters who have competed in elimination rounds at major national college tournaments, debaters recognized as a top 16 team in their careers, and multiple coaches of TOC qualifying teams. Check out www.umkcsdi.com for more information on rates, staff, and program expectations. We also offer limited financial assistance and group discounts. Email umkcsdi@gmail.com for more information.
  21. Suh dudes, I need a solid alt for the neolib k for this year's topic. Something that falls in line with a discourse first FW but isn't just "reject the aff" (which is what I've been running this season. i'd say we win on the K about 80% of the time, but we almost always kick the alt and go for the links as solvency deficits/inevitability claims/disads to their methodology). I've heard historical materialism or universalism are pretty solid?? @ my fellow k hacks, help
  22. I understand the argument, but I feel like a "Fiat Good" argument is easy to prepare for. Any creative ways to answer this?
  23. How exactly would you argue that a K's impacts would outweigh extinction. An example would be like if its a DnG K and the impact is microfascism, how exactly would you win that this outweighs extinction. Assuming that you aren't using any K tricks that just moot the aff's impacts totally or put them in a solvency deficits.
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