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Course #S000220, non-credit
This course is for students who have joined or are planning to join the Lincoln-Douglas Debate team or the Public Forum Debate team and compete at the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester. This workshop serves as an affordable option for those who cannot or are not planning to attend a national debate camp this summer. Intense weeklong instruction will prepare students for immediate competitive success as LD and Public Forum debate novices in the 2019-2020 Season. Students will be guided through the same process that the Upper School Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum teams utilize to prepare for competition. Through the process, they will learn the basic skills of argumentation, how to research, construct cases, prepare rebuttal arguments, make use of cross-examination time, and weigh and win arguments. In addition, students tracking towards Lincoln-Douglas Debate will be introduced to some of the key philosophical positions utilized in event and a few of the key authors who support those positions. Prior to this week, students will select a camp topic and complete background readings and assignments. Students will set up a Drop Box account before course begins and are expected to bring a laptop computer with Microsoft Word capability, pens (both black and red), and a timer or stop watch each day. Note: This workshop is also available for those who do not attend LHPS. | 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.