Q: What do I want for Christmas?
A:Beyond Resolved, of course!
All joking aside, Beyond Resolved is the best purchase you can make this debate (and holiday) season. For $20, it’s less than evidence briefs for one month and it will be useful your entire debate career. Consider telling your coach about Beyond Resolved and perhaps your school can purchase a copy for your team. My enthusiasm for Beyond Resolved isn’t because book sales matter, but because I know this knowledge can help you improve. I wrote BR because I knew from debating, coaching, and teaching at the Stanford National Forensics Institute, that good PF knowledge can be hard to access, mainly because of monetary costs.
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Beyond Resolved explains the workings of Public Forum debate. This is more than a manual for basic concepts such as Cases and Rebuttal. Beyond Resolved is written for debaters of all levels, whether you want to learn about Delivery or more advanced topics like Framework and Judge Adaptation. You will learn how to think about each aspect of Public Forum and put these ideas into practice. Each chapter discusses how the speech or skill integrates into the round, how to practice and perform, and why these skills are necessary to great debating.
Beyond Resolved puts the knowledge into your hands. This manual will help you work toward becoming a better debater, or help you more successfully coach debaters.
The Manual dedicates 200 pages to everything Public Forum: the Speeches, Delivery, Flowing, Framework, Partnering, Strategy, and more. It will help you learn not only how to debate, but how to understand Public Forum so that you can debate better.
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I’ll answer anything related to Public Forum, whether it is about the current topic, debate strategy, or you’re looking for an explanation of a technical aspect of debate. The best question each week will be answered on this blog, but I will respond to your emails individually. Pick my brain today at firstname.lastname@example.org