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Persuasive Reasoning

Debating, instead of arguing, can help you defuse a rapidly escalating situation. Debating helps you to develop essential critical thinking skills – the ability to make  reasoned and well thought out arguments in addition to questioning the evidence behind a particular stance or conclusion. This course can help build soft skills which are required at every stage in life.  Constructive debate is also said to have a positive impact on the cognitive development of a child. Starting at a young age will make the students more confident and comfortable with expressing themselves later on and make public speaking less daunting.


Week 1

Intro to debate

Why we need debate and how it basically works.

Week 2


The format of debate and what is ARESI

Week 3

How to make a point

Go over how to research a point, and impacting

Week 4

Refuting and counterarguments

Learn how to successfully win an argument.

Week 5

How to format your debate

Go over what each speaker does, and practice speaker roles.

Week 6

Debate Topics

Learn a background of a few debate topics for the tournament.

Week 7

Debate Tournament Qualifiers

Preliminary rounds of the tournament.

Week 8

Debate Tournament Finals

Time to find the Winner!