Flowing

Speaker: Hope Merens

Main take-aways from this video:

  • Flowing is a method of note-taking during a debate round
  • Flowing can be used to organize your debate speeches
  • Set up your flow before the round begins
  • Write down your arguments and your opponents’ arguments on your flow, focusing on writing down warrants
  • Keep track of the arguments on your flow using arrows
  • Practice flowing and come up with abbreviations that you will remember

Suggested Exercise:

  • Go on Youtube and find a famous speech or presidential debate. Alternatively, have your partner read a speech.
  • Practice flowing the speech with another person; compare flows afterwards to see what you caught or missed on your flow