Debate Like a Champion

Wed, Feb 13

Debates are an extremely effective way to organize arguments and objections.  In this class, we'll learn how to conduct a parliamentary debate: from building an ironclad debate case, to delivering effective speeches, to scoring and analyzing debates.

Key Concepts: Debate Case, Specific Knowledge, Flow, Ethos, Pathos, Logos, Sophist

Read This:

PHILOSOPHICAL/SKILL TEXTS:

The GGL Debate Handbook

Sample Debate Case

Sample Flow Sheet

APPLICATION TEXT:

Consider the Lobster (David Foster Wallace)

Do This:

  1. Read through the Debate Assignment rubric.
  2. Finish belief pre-write peer reviews (due 2/15).

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