Microlessons

Where Classical Rhetoric Meets Neuroscience

Shelling and Extending – 3 Practical Questions Answered

I just received an awesome question on how to shell and extend from an advanced TP team that decided to switch from split neg to shelling and extending upon a NEG thesis this year. They had some practical implementation questions totally worth sharing. Enjoy! --- I'm so glad you made this...

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How to construct an LD case, in 4 paragraphs

Here's what you need to do to make an LD case. I'm not sure what league you're in, so I went with a Stoa example, but you can insert the words of your own LD resolution (which has an X term and a Y term). 1. Determine a fair way to evaluate the two values provided in the resolution. You're...

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It's happening! Degrees are becoming less important. Pursue skill.

Google, Apple, and 13 tech companies ditch degree requirements The "purpose" of education being "go to college" has long been forecasted as something that would change. I honestly believe that in 5-10 years there will be some industries where you'll want to scrub a degree from your resume,...

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Handling Stage Fright: Find Your Intention for the Audience

Ever struggle with nerves before a talk? I know that I used to. Before performances as well. These days I almost never get "nervous," even delivering a keynote I just gave out in Southern California. (Ok, except for recently being a defendant in court... that was scary and completely...

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​A case is the minimum amount of arguments necessary to support a position

Course coming soon!

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Don't go to networking events.

Usually 1-3 people ask for career advice each week. They tell me they're frustrated with networking events and job fairs, and don't know how to do it. They're breaking into digital marketing, product design, software development, or similar roles – and beating their head against a wall. I've...

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The disciplined path of the Light Side debater

Click the post for a cool XY graph.

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