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Value debate is still new to NCFCA and with its new-ness comes many unanswered questions.  We hope to be able to answer some of your questions through articles written about the various techniques and case formats unique to value debate.

ē Interpretation of the Resolution: LD cases are divided into two parts, the resolutional analysis and the case proper.  In this tutorial, learn how to structure the resolutional analysis through definitions, burdens, value premise & criterion. (by kÓrsten flewelling)

ē Support of the Resolution: This tutorial explains how to structure the second half of your LD case.  In the case proper, include several contentions to adequately support the resolution. (by kÓrsten flewelling & Caleb Winn)

ē Value Objections & Implications: "Subsume; if you cannot, CRUSH!" It's all great and dandy to demonstrate that your value is wonderful, but consider crushing your opponent's value through the use of these wonderful tools: objections & implications. (by Caleb Winn)

ē Case Construction: Write your very own 1AC with the aid of this case outline.

ē Sample LD Case: If you're still confused about the structure of a value case, check out this sample case outline. (by Austin Hancock & Benjamin Wolfson)

ē Sample LD Flow: Flowing in LD is a little different due to the existence of the negative case.  Bottom line, flow whichever way works for you... but this way is the easiest and best in my opinion. :) (by kÓrsten flewelling)

ē Discourse on the Balanced Negative: In which Kirsten rambles on about the highly controversial practice of running a balanced negative. If you're considering running the argument that human rights are as valuable as national sovereignty, don't miss this article. (by kÓrsten flewelling)

ē LD Research: Learn the fascinating intricacies of research! This article details the basics of research (useful for policy debate or essays and such), along with the particulars of research for the value debater. (by kÓrsten flewelling)

More to come...

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