At the end of each topic, I will put all the cases and files I used here. I occasionally debate other formats, you can see my files for those there as well. Hopefully this can help you see how I prep and see examples of the way cases are structured, prep is done, etc. I apologize if there are any missing cards or something, for some months I was very disorganized with my evidence.
I do all my prep in Verbatim, so the prep I've uploaded is in zip files. On the side, I've also put in the main cases I used, although you can find those in the folders. I didn't upload briefs, though I read them for the topic analyses.
(Quick update: we've begun disclosing, so you can view it at https://hspf.debatecoaches.org/Oakton/ instead.)
On this topic, I initially ran SCS on both sides. Over the course of the topic, I shifted to running climate change arguments on both sides. In these cases, each has a sole contention with two links, with one operating in the short-term and the other in the long-term. These different timeframes open up a wide range of interesting weighing you can make against turns or other climate change arguments, particularly with the Sun evidence in the aff case and the Wadhams evidence in the neg.
November-December: Price controls
For Nocember, we had very lay tournaments, so our cases were structured as such. Clarifying your case at the top, either with examples of impacts in your contention or an overt story, is a great way to contextualize your arguments to the judge, so they understand exactly what they're voting for.
January: Debt and economic growth
This was probably our worst month for prep, since we only had 1 tournament. We didn't do any of our own blocks, and the cases didn't really follow a strong narrative. However, the arguments were selected to weigh well against the primary arguments on the other side, which you may notice is a top priority. When brainstorming arguments, think about which impacts and links are the most influential, to be able to weigh best against the other arguments on a topic.
February: Saudi arms sales
Very disorganized month, the February cases here were just two versions of the cases that were constantly changing throughout the month. From the start, the war in Yemen seemed to be the biggest issue surrounding our arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and as such, nearly all our research focused on this crisis. Unfortunately, we didn't prep the most recent uniqueness cards, so our evidence focused on long-term trends and the warrants behind them.
I competed in LD in a few tournaments for fun. For these, I was extremely rushed when prepping, starting the night before, so it may be hard to find these cards. I also only prepped a case on each side, with no blocks.
November-December: Right to know and privacy
Very lay area, and I focused on promoting a narrative about democracy, rather than philosophical ideas, since I primarily do PF.
March-April: Drug use
Another lay tournament, I focused on the resolution as a policy action.