Ian Lising has published a book on the Art and Science of the World Universities Debating Championships.  Ian is a former Chair of World's Council.  He was also a debater, organiser and judge at many many Worlds.  He has also coached the University of LaVerne to prominance at Worlds including one team in the grand final.  There is no greater expert on the World Universities Debating Championships than Ian.
February 09, 2010
Ian Lising has published a book on the Art and Science of the World Universities Debating Championships.  Ian is a former Chair of World's Council.  He was also a debater, organiser and judge at many many Worlds.  He has also coached the University of LaVerne to prominance at Worlds including one team in the grand final.  There is no greater expert on the World Universities Debating Championships than Ian.
February 09, 2010
Following recent posts about the upcoming World Schools Debating Championships and the Irish Times debating championships I received an e-mail asking about prepared motions. Specifically the question was why there are so few competitions these days that give prepared motions.

February 08, 2010
Following recent posts about the upcoming World Schools Debating Championships and the Irish Times debating championships I received an e-mail asking about prepared motions. Specifically the question was why there are so few competitions these days that give prepared motions.

February 08, 2010
During the past week of Worlds coverage I came across a number of new (or new to me) debating related blogs.  One of these was "Hope to Break" by Mark Eastham.  It had some good reviews of the tournament but one interesting non-worlds post was Mark's "2010 Debating Resolutions".

The resolutions were
1. Read loads and fill up my debate folder.
2. Try and win a smaller competition.
3. Break at one of the big five.
January 04, 2010
During the past week of Worlds coverage I came across a number of new (or new to me) debating related blogs.  One of these was "Hope to Break" by Mark Eastham.  It had some good reviews of the tournament but one interesting non-worlds post was Mark's "2010 Debating Resolutions".

The resolutions were
1. Read loads and fill up my debate folder.
2. Try and win a smaller competition.
3. Break at one of the big five.
January 04, 2010
Alfred "Tuna" Snider has posted some videos of the adjudicator briefing at Koc Worlds.

You can find them here.
December 29, 2009
Alfred "Tuna" Snider has posted some videos of the adjudicator briefing at Koc Worlds.

You can find them here.
December 29, 2009
How should I offer a point of information?
December 20, 2009
Do I need to rebut every single thing the other side says?

No. British Parliamentary debating requires only that you engage with the important issues. You are absolutely allowed to pick your battles, and are allowed to make tactical concessions
December 20, 2009

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