Novice Team Policy
Time: 7:00-8:00 ET
Fridays – Fall Semester, Starting 9/16 – 1.5 hours per week
Cost: $125 Members / $150 NonMembers
Policy debate is a whole lot of fun and it helps develop foundational life skills. It sharpens logic, reasoning, and critical thinking skills. It provides students with a framework in which to make sound decisions. It trains students to articulate their thoughts in a persuasive and winsome, God-glorifying manner. Policy debate tends toward more concrete thinking. Students learn to analyze and solve real-world problems. They learn to understand both sides of an argument and argue against ideas instead of arguing against people. They learn to work together with their opponent to slay bad logic and reveal truth. Students learn to research and synthesize interdisciplinary information from subjects like government, economics, civics, history, statistics, geography, and philosophy to construct compelling arguments to communicate to their audience. Beyond building competitive debate skills, debate helps students improve the thinking, analysis, research, and writing skills valued by colleges, employers, and society.
In this club, learn the basics of debate and get started researching either the NCFCA or Stoa topic. Gain confidence speaking and constructing arguments. We will cover basic policy debate structure, theory, and jargon, as well as how to effectively research. There will be plenty of practice speaking and debating! Designed as a prep course to prepare for NCFCA or Stoa competitions. Parents are encouraged to attend to learn alongside their students.
Coaches: Marc Davis and Brenda Storz
Minimum number of students: 6.
Members – to claim your $25.00 discount, please log in to see the coupon code.