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Debate Clash Research Engine
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Debate Clash Research Engine Finally a research engine created by debaters for debaters. The Debate Clash Research Engine was designed to help students find legitimate and useful evidence. Why use the Debate Clash Research Engine? The engine runs exclusively off of Google’s powerful search engine The engine will only display results that

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Individual Event and Debate Times
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Public Forum Debate Times 4 minutes – 1AC – First Affirmative Constructive 4 minutes – 1NC – First Negative Constructive 3 minutes – CX – First Cross Examination or Cross Fire 4 minutes – 2AC – Second Affirmative Constructive 4 minutes – 2NC – Second Negative Constructive 3 minutes –

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How to Research in Debate
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Prior to research There are a couple of things you should do before starting your debate research. The single most important principle is to completely understand the topic. Contrary to popular belief one of the best places to start is Wikipedia. They provide a fantastic semi-comprehensive overview of nearly every topic. As

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Debate Judging Instructions
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Here are some excellent instructions from Cindy Sidwell on how to judge a debate round. This video covers what to expect when walking into that first debate round, how to fill out your ballot, and so much more. As coach Sidwell puts it, “Our debaters can’t compete without wonderful people

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