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FLOWING!. (AND FILING BASICS). Why is FLOWING so important?. Silence is consent. Refutation is the key to winning. Judges expect it! Ever single debater I have ever coached had to learn to flow before they really “got it.”. Proper supplies: . Every debater should have:

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Flowing

FLOWING!

(AND FILING BASICS)


Why is flowing so important

Why is FLOWING so important?

  • Silence is consent.

  • Refutation is the key to winning.

  • Judges expect it!

  • Ever single debater I have ever coached had to learn to flow before they really “got it.”


Proper supplies

Proper supplies:

Every debater should have:

  • Professional looking outfit

  • Timer

  • Legal length paper

  • Good pens

  • Organized file box

    Banned:

  • Flowing on notebook paper

  • Flowing with pencil or gel pen or anything else bright or light


Good flow rules

Good flow rules

  • One piece of paper for each position

  • Pre-marked columns for each speech

  • Everyone flows every speech (except 1NR can prep during 2NC)

    • Stay seated (or create as little disruption as possible)

  • NO LONG HAND SENTENCES EVER!

    • You can write things out long hand before debates but never in debates—only debate from your flow


What does a good flow look like

What does a good flow look like?

  • It is a grid.

  • All 8 speeches are represented (7 technically, assuming that the 2NC and 1NR are smart and do not bother to repeat each other).

  • Let’s all make sample flows. Fold your paper the long way 3 times so that you end up with 8 columns. Label each column with the names of the speeches in order.

  • Get a pen handy, as we go through the rest of the power point I will give speeches where I list words, phrases, or whole arguments related to the topic and you will try to list as much as you can.


How can i get it all down

How can I get it all down?

  • Abbreviations

  • Symbols

  • Main idea only (tag)

  • Practice

  • Let’s try a list of topic words…


Never give up

Never give up!

  • Not flowing is forfeiting the debate against a competent opponent.

  • If you miss something, leave a space:

    • Fill it in during CX

    • Ask your partner

    • Look at their evidence


What if the other team does not flow

What if the other team does not flow?

  • It can be harder to follow a disorganized speech.

  • If that happens, write everything down in a column and tell the judge that you will respond to the points in the order that they made them. You will look awesome in comparison to the non-flow team and the judges will reward your effort.


Stay organized when speaking

Stay organized when speaking!

  • Give the judge a road map… put your flows in order and stick to it!

  • Follow the order of the points by number and tag. Let’s try flowing a list of cards…


What else can your flow do for you

What else can your flow do for you?

  • Helps you to scout opponents!

  • Helps you to track your performance—after each debate, fold your flow in half and write the following on the outside:

    • Round #

    • Opponent

    • What each side ran

    • If you won or lost

    • Judge comments (Critical! Do not pack up, do not walk around--sit, listen, and write)


Flowing true or false

Flowing—TRUE or FALSE

  • It is only OK to write out arguments long hand for rebuttals.

  • Both people on the team need to flow every speech (except the 1NR can prep during the 2NC).

  • It is a good idea to put the DA flow on the back of the case flow.

  • If you forget to respond to a negative argument in the 2AC, you can make up for it by responding in the 1AR and 2AR.

  • It is important to number arguments on your flow.


Flowing true or false1

Flowing—TRUE or FALSE

  • You should prepare for your own speeches by putting what you intend to say down on your flow.

  • You can flow in pen or pencil.

  • The 1AR needs to respond to every single point made by the negative block (2NC + 1NR).

  • If you have extra time in the 1NR, it is a good idea to go back over arguments made by the 2NC.

  • It is more important to flow evidence than analytical arguments.


Flowing true or false2

Flowing—TRUE or FALSE

  • It is only OK to write out arguments long hand for rebuttals. FALSE—always write only on the flow.

  • Both people on the team need to flow every speech (except the 1NR can prep during the 2NC). TRUE—even if you are done speaking , keep flowing for practice and to help your partner.

  • It is a good idea to put the DA flow on the back of the case flow. FALSE—organization is key and you might need to flip over your sheet to keep taking notes on one topic.

  • If you forget to respond to a negative argument in the 2AC, you can make up for it by responding in the 1AR and 2AR. FALSE—silence is consent and cannot be brought up later (you can argue that it is not an important point later but the dropped argument is treated as true).

  • It is important to number arguments on your flow. TRUE.


Flowing true or false3

Flowing—TRUE or FALSE

  • You should prepare for your own speeches by putting what you intend to say down on your flow. TRUE.

  • You can flow in pen or pencil. FALSE—pen only.

  • The 1AR needs to respond to every single point made by the negative block (2NC + 1NR). FALSE—they must respond to each position but not necessarily every tiny point.

  • If you have extra time in the 1NR, it is a good idea to go back over arguments made by the 2NC. FALSE—divide arguments well in the block and do not repeat any issues.

  • It is more important to flow evidence than analytical arguments. FALSE—both are important.


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