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Mastering Competitive Debate

Grades 9–12

Learning by Doing Activities

  • Build the vocabulary and critical thinking skills necessary for debate success through inquiry-based exercises.
  • Novice debaters will understand debate history, theory, and ethics and gain skills in argumentation, rebuttals, defense, flowing, and research methods.
  • Experienced debaters will refine research skills and develop new approaches to unique case construction, polish cross-examination skills, practice writing well-defined blocks, and improve vocabulary.
  • An On File feature stimulates critical thinking and encourages textual analysis through projects requiring close reading and online research.