An Introduction to Lincoln Douglas Debate

In keeping with our mission to improve the accessibility of debate, we're proud to offer this free program of instructional articles on LD debate. Written with the aspiring debater in mind – one with little to no experience – the program consists of 12 short, handy guides intended to get you up to speed to compete in LD. We are indebted to Nikhil Bhargava (Stanford '14), former coach and Tournament of Champions debater, for producing this Intro to LD.