Triumph Debate - LD Winter Intensive

Lincoln Douglas Curriculum

Topic Education & Knowledge.

  • Our instructors will deliver a full topic lecture with group discussion, and supplemental updates throughout the Intensive
  • Triumph Debate will provide students with starter files to supplement research and ensure students can engage in activities
    • All students will have early access to our topic AT File.
    • Additionally, traditional debaters will get sample cases and progressive debaters will get a starter file of a plan AFF, case NEG, a generic process CP and K, as well as a topic DA file
  • Triumph instructors will assist debaters in argument construction, review and feedback

Practice Rounds & Drills.

  • Students who attend our Winter Intensive will participate in multiple practice rounds to refine their skills on the new topic specifically
  • Students will be judged by experienced judges (outside of their assigned division instructors) to receive accurate feedback and multiple perspectives on their argumentation
  • Debaters will engage in one-on-one and group-based drill sessions to refine specific skills
  • Most content modules will accompany drill sessions for students to practice implementing what they learned

Content Modules & Electives

  • Our curriculum teaches essential debate skills such as advanced in-round strategy including concepts like judge adaptation or developing strategic vision
  • Content modules and electives will be heavily contextualized through the January/February topic, so students are learning both debate skills and topic knowledge
  • Most content modules will accompany drill sessions for students to practice implementing what they learned
  • Students will be able to choose to attend a variety of electives to learn about specific concepts important to them