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UIL Lincoln-Douglas Debate Guide

Included in the book, most notably, is an entire chapter devoted to philosophy. Additional chapters include: Introduction to LD Debate, Fundamentals of Value Debate, Evidence and Research, Preparing the Case, Cross-Examination Strategies, Communication and Refutation, and Tournament Competition.

The manual provides affirmative and negative case rubrics and includes UIL contest rules, ballot, judge information, among other information. Dr. Rich Edwards of Baylor University, guest contributor, provides a thorough discussion of Internet debate research with recommended links to online Lincoln Douglas research.

Most importantly, the full contest rules are published in this guide and should be read by all coaches and contestants in preparation for UIL qualifying meets.

Contest Directors will find contest procedures to follow when administering the contest.

We are excited to provide this resource for you and your students. I hope it can play a part in enriching your students’ experiences with Lincoln Douglas debate this season.

A complimentary copy may be downloaded from this link: