section covers what goes on inside a debate round. First, you should
skim through the outline of the rules of APDA debate. Second, you
should skim the explanations of each speech and its responsibilities.
Third, you should watch a practice round between members of your
team or on tape. Novice tournaments will also have demonstration
rounds, and all tournaments will have public rounds for you to watch.
During these rounds, focus on how each member fulfills his/her responsibilities
and how the arguments evolve through the round. After viewing two
or three debates, you should have a solid working knowledge of APDA
debate. You can then read over the rules and responsibilities in
more detail and read through the remaining section, which deals
with how the rounds are judged.