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Ten Debate Skills and Topics Students Learn at Classic Debate Camp(TM) 


  1. How to Analyze a Resolution*

  2. Case Construction and Persuasive Writing

  3. Research and Managing Evidence

  4. Public Speaking and Nonverbal Communication

  5. Essential Philosophy for Lincoln-Douglas Debate

  6. How to Win Cross-Examinations and Crossfires

  7. How to Develop and Deliver Strong Rebuttal Speeches

  8. Word Economy: How to Say a Lot Without Speaking Too Fast in the Summary Speech or the 1AR

  9. How to Think Strategically about a Debate Round

  10. What It Takes to Become a Champion Debater 


*For the 9 days of camp, LD will focus one of the 10 possible resolutions for the 2019-2020 season.


Note that the LD resolution for November-December 2018 was the topic we did at camp in the summer of 2018 and the LD resolution for January-February 2018 was the topic we did in the summer of 2017.

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