Tools for Team Policy Debate
Student Edition (for novice and advanced Team Policy students): This proven NCFCA resolution-specific 12-week Novice and Advanced track training, is used by coaches and students nationwide to prepare students to excel in competition! Written by veteran coaches Suzanne, Samantha and Adam Nasser, this valuable resource includes the background/history of US higher education policies, potential reforms, case construction, cross-examination strategies to expose unproven assumptions, structured refutation, impact calculus, NEG strategies, how to “Debate NEG without a brief” (when you have to), and much more! The Student Edition is packed with research assignments, drills, and a FREE affirmative case and NEG brief, so that debaters can start applying the training in-rounds immediately! All policy debaters should own a Student Edition!
Teacher Edition (for club leaders and coaches): Includes all the content of the Student Edition PLUS step-by-step instruction and forms for club leaders, teachers and coaches to organize weekly meetings, and quizzes to test students’ understanding of the material.
Tools For Team Policy Sourcebook (digital only): An essential tool for every policy debater’s toolbox! Written by top researchers, it includes 10 of the most relevant higher education reforms, and corresponding negative briefs – all based on a central thesis. It is the only sourcebook on the market with impacts included after every card. The impact (MPX) of an argument is the 4th step in the 4 points of refutation, which tells the judge why the argument matters. Including impacts in the sourcebook provides an incalculable advantage for debaters, since this is the step most debaters forget, and it is one of the most important for their judge to hear/understand. Students who are taught to think critically about policy issues (using our Curriculum), and who are armed with the best facts and analysis available (in our Sourcebook), will be well-equipped to advocate successfully for their position in debate rounds this season.
Includes 10 affirmative cases and 10 negative briefs (see Table of Contents).
|Team Policy Debate Curriculum||
About the Authors
Week 1: Welcome and Season Overview
WEEK 2: Evidence and Evidence Ring
WEEK 3: Stock Issues
WEEK 4: Writing a 1AC
WEEK 5: 1AC Presentations and Flowing
WEEK 6: NEG Brainstorming Process, Building a NEG Brief
WEEK 7: Four-Point Refutation and Organization
WEEK 8: Cross-Examination and Voting Issues
WEEK 9: Presentation and Delivery
WEEK 10: Tournament Expectations
WEEK 11: Tournament De-briefing and AFF Clinic
WEEK 12: Counter-Plans and Minor Repairs
SPRING TERM: Competition Season
Supplemental Instruction & DRILLS:
Appendix 1: Answer Key: Drills and Quizzes
2017-2018 Tools for Debate: Team Policy Sourcebook (digital only)
Table of Contents
About the Sourcebook
Section II: Affirmative Cases
Section III: 2AC Backup Evidence
Section IV: Negative Briefs
Formatting: The Tools for Team Policy Soucebook has automated Table of Contents, no split cards, no color, and no more brackets in evidence.
Standard Analysis: As always, every affirmative case and negative brief is centered around a particular thesis with the impact (MPX) to the stock issue and thesis after every card. This provides an incalculable advantage to debaters in the round!
Strategy Notes: Strategy notes are included for each case. This includes explanation of the standard, alternate strategies, and succinct explanations of cases and arguments.