Advanced Debate

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Course overview

The advanced debate course is suitable for students who have participated in the basic and intermediate courses of debate. The course focuses on the preparation of public forum debate tournaments, study of multiple subject areas and methods of academic debate, and discussion of common pros and cons strategies for practicing debates, and choose the debate to participate in.

  • Instructor: Pape
  • Grade: G3 - G6
  • Schedule: Sun, Sep 19th - Nov 21st
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:30PM(EDT)


-Mr. Pape recently retired from a Liberal Arts college where he taught, coached and won the Pi Kappa Delta national debate championship in four of the last five years.  
-As a former NSDA executive and expert, Mr. Pape has conducted writing, speech, debate and communication workshops for K12 and college students for over 25 years.  
-He is the curriculum coordinator for the Harvard Debate Summer Workshops in public speaking and debate. Some of the students coached by him have won top national awards in the US and China.

                Learning Outcomes

  • Focus on public forum style debate.
  • Research multiple topic areas and approaches for academic debate
  • Put into practice common pro and con strategies for debate.
  • Identify tournaments in which to compete.