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07-02-2003, 11:17 AM
Aaaaahhh!!! Every congress student's nightmare! My coaches are insisting that because I spent my year taking a consistent first in congress that I need to move up to LD. I am going to camp, but I have a feeling it's not going to be much help. I know I'll know the rules, but as far as speaking style and what sort of debate accessories (briefcase, tub, accordian files, anything) it is appropriate to wear. I'm in Las Vegas, and I won't be doing LD at Nat. Quals, so trust me you won't be hurting yourself if you're so nice to help me. :D Just tell me anything you know that might help a novice if you could... I'm so scared!
07-02-2003, 03:08 PM
I can give you some help, if you want it.
drop me a line
07-10-2003, 12:56 PM
Luckily in LD, briefcases are just for snobs, tubs are not required, and files are fairly limited. If you've done congress, you're probably familiar with the argument structure, except that in LD it's more self-contained within the round, and is not necessarily limited by the scope of our government. Plus, you can drop the idiotic rhetoric that they use in congress. All in all, it's great.
07-21-2003, 12:08 AM
Tubs are the bomb, Kiddo, your best off getting the basics from LD'ers and then going hybrib with the policy kids
Drop me a line on messenger if you want more
07-21-2003, 07:39 AM
I know that policy arguments are entering circuit ld, and that's perfectly fine. However, there's nothing a folder can't hold. Considering that an LD round at an invitational usually has 3 minutes of prep time, compared to 10 in policy, tubs would be redundant in my opinion. How much evidence can you read in an LD round anyway?
10-27-2003, 03:07 PM
hey, i'm in ld debate. i'm actuly enrolled in a class for it at my school. first of all, i would like to comment that you will get 5 minutes of prep time usualy if you are a novice, 3 if you are experianced. as far as tubs and that stuff are, i have no idea what that is. the main things to remember (things you prob. already know) are to have good composure, be polite, and diff listin to them and see if they ignore any part of you case, so you get speaker points. i don't know if i'm being redundent for stuff you already know. if i am, i appoligize. basicly, to sum u ld debate, it's taking the resolution, and then debating on it, mostly with opinion backed up with facts. it's better to be clear and relate your stuff to the judges (especialy if you have a lay judge) instead of spitting out facts at a apce that nobody can keep up with (as in policy). this may be helpfull if you still have questions
hope this helped you
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