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Three unique tracks tailored to your experience!
There will be three levels of instruction at the Institute - Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each level will be taught by former National competitors in both Lincoln-Douglas Value and Team Policy Debate.
Novice...
Students with little or no debate experience will learn the basics of debate on both the affirmative position and the negative position. These students will be introduced to debate theory as well as in-depth information on the current resolution in either Team Policy or Lincoln-Douglas value debate. They will receive instruction in basic logic, research, and writing an affirmative case. Additionally, they will debate their case at the end of the week. Novice students are those who have debated one season or less.
Intermediate...
Intermediate students will be introduced to additional debate theory, will receive instruction in advanced logic, and get a head start on the current resolutions. They will be challenged with practical debate skills that will be used both inside and outside the debate round. This tract will include a more in depth study of the new debate resolutions (LD or policy). Students will research, write, and debate a case at the end of the week. Intermediate students are those who have competed at least one full season and demonstrate a good understanding of debate theory and practice.
Advanced...
Advanced students will be introduced to advanced debate theory, will receive instruction in advanced logic, analyze the importance of using debate in the real world and get a head start on the current resolutions. They will be challenged with practical debate skills that will be used both inside and outside the debate round. This tract will include in depth study of the new debate resolutions (LD or policy). Students will research, write, and debate cases in critique rounds at the end of the week. Advanced students are those who have at least two years of experience and have competed at the national level.
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