Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introducing: Debate!

    • What is debate?

    • How can we clash well?

  • 2

    Structuring Clash into Debate

    • Propositions and resolutions

    • Debate propositions and resolutions

    • The Structure of Policy debate

  • 3

    Logic

    • Reasoning

    • Fallacies

    • Argumentation

  • 4

    Research & Evidence

    • Researching the Background

    • Defining your Terms

    • Finding evidence

    • Organizing evidence

    • Using evidence

  • 5

    Stock Issues

    • Prima Facia

    • Intro to the Stocks

    • Topicality

    • Significance

    • Inherency

    • Solvency

    • Using the Stocks as Strategy

  • 6

    Affirmative Case Writing

    • Introduction to Case Writing

    • Section 1: Definitions

    • Section 2: Harms

    • Section 3: Plan

    • Section 4: Advantages

  • 7

    Debating as Negative

    • Intro to Negative Strategy

    • Handling the Status Quo

    • Digging deeper into Counterplans

    • Using the Stocks against the Aff

    • Running Disadvantages

    • Winning as Negative

    • Flowing

  • 8

    Speaking Responsibilities & the Round

    • Responsibilities during Constructives

    • Responsibilities during Rebuttals

    • Responsibilities during CX

    • The Debate Round: What to Expect