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Prepping for Tournaments
Prep Time, Debate Basics

Prepared tournaments A prepared tournament is one where SEDA releases the debate motion in advance. This means that judges are expecting you to...

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Prepping for Impromptu Debates
Prep Time, Debate Basics

Within SEDA there is an even split between prepared and impromptu tournaments. In both instances it is beneficial to learn how to prep cases...

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Models
Prep Time

Understanding Models Models are an explanation of how the resolution works that is stated in the first minute of the debate by the first...

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SPLEEM
Prep Time

As debaters become more experienced, patterns between motions become obvious. One of those patterns is theme. Debates about a certain theme have...

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Definitions
Beginner Debate Skills

When teams are given a resolution, the proposition has several jobs including building a model or case stance, and defining the debate. Defining...

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