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Rock On! Debate: A Topic Analysis in 5 Parts of the 2022 March/April LD Topic w/ Coach Lawrence Zhou

Hey, Lincoln-Douglas Debaters! University of Wyoming Debate assistant coach, Team Wyoming head coach, and 2014 NSDA National Champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate - Lawrence Zhou is the guest host for this episode of Rock On! Debate. In this episode, Lawrence shares his reflections and analysis of the 2022 March/April Lincoln-Douglas Debate Topic: In a democracy, a free press ought to prioritize objectivity over advocacy.


Lawrence's topic analysis of the 2022 March/April Lincoln-Douglas Debate topic is organized in five parts: first, he gives and introduction to the topic; second, he provides some key terms in the resolution and their history; third, he poses some questions that could be useful for thinking about the framing of the debate; fourth, he discusses possible affirmative arguments; and fifth, he talks about negative arguments.

Thank you so much to Lawrence for taking the time to share these helpful ideas with Lincoln-Douglas Debaters out there preparing for the new March/April topic!


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