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Links to Help You Learn How to Debate*
Debating Well, the official APDA guide to debate.
Logical Fallacies and the Art of Debate. This page contains a list of logical fallacies, descriptions of each, and discussions of their use in the context of debate.
How to Case. This page is for inexperienced parliamentary debaters who need guidance on how to create new cases.
Twelve Things Debaters Should Know About Law. This is a quick-and-dirty debaters' guide to law and the legal system.
Ten Things Debaters Should Know About Economics. This is a quick-and-dirty debaters' guide to the economic way of thinking.
ParliDebate is an archive (actually, a treasure trove) of video and audio recordings of a wide variety of rounds available to watch in both the American Parliamentary and British Parliamentary (BP) styles of debate.
*There are TONS of other really helpful debate guides located on the BADASS Forum, which is only accessible to BADASS members who create a user account. What are you waiting for?
Links to Help You Get Comfortable in APDA
The APDA Wikipedia page has lots of background information about APDA.
APDA Web is the official website of the American Parliamentary Debate Association. Lots of useful information about APDA can be found there, including:
- A brief history of APDA including its by-laws and the current members of the Executive Board
- Information about parliamentary debate
- The schedule of APDA tournaments for the current school year
- Contact information for debate teams at current APDA schools
- Results for previous APDA tournaments
- Standings for the APDA "Team of the Year," "Speaker of the Year," "Novice of the Year," and "Club of the Year" rankings
- A guide to the APDA debate format
The APDA Forum is the place to go for all current information about what's going on in APDA. The current BADASS Secretary can provide information about creating an account to gain access to discussion topics such as:
- Board announcements
- Tournament information
- Hybrid requests
- Ride sharing
- Dino resources
- Novice resources
Debate Formats - a description of different formats for public debate and their various merits and drawbacks.
Recordings of Rounds
Listening to and watching audio or video recordings of good rounds in a great way to get better at debate.
Click the links below to see recordings of great Brandeis debaters.
Boston University 2007
Gov: Brandeis ST
West Point 2007
Brown Octos - Brandeis Petra def. Columbia Feminism
Quarters: Brandeis Fighting Dumbos v Brown Quesedillas
Moho Semis Brandeis Navajo v Yale BB
Moho Finals: Brandeis Navajo Blanket v. Harvard/Brandeis Hybrid
Octo finals (Hopkins v Brandeis)
quarters (NYU v. Brandeis)
semis (Swarthmore v Brandeis)
Novice Finals (Brandeis v. Wellesly)
Brandeis DF v. Columbia BM
NU A v. Brandeis AP
Brandeis A v. Yale BK
Brandeis SW v. Yale BK
Brandeis AE v. WM HL
WM RS v. AU A
Semi-finals: Yale CF v. Yale BK
Finals: Harvard LK v. Yale CF
MIT Quarters: Harvard KZ def. Columbia BE
MIT Semifinals Harvard KZ def. Yale CT
Brandeis Navajo Quarter Finals Bates
Brandeis Navajo Semi-Finals Bate 2012
Brandeis Novice stuff!