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Argument clinic: How to improve argumentation 8-12
4 class debate crash course. Whether it be for debate tournaments or essay-writing, this class aims to help you improve your ability to construct and present convincing arguments, and to notice the flaws in someone elses argument
Argument clinic: How to improve argumentation 8-12
Description
Each class will consist of an explaining concepts then a mock debate followed by personal feedback. I will be running debates in the British Parliamentary format as I believe it is the best option for training one's critical thinking and basic political knowledge. My classes aim to not only improve a students debate skills and presentation, but also to improve student's ability to write effective academic essays, as the ability to present ones thesis clearly and convincingly is often the best way excel.

My course will cover the following concepts in order, afterwards constant practice is the key to improvement:
* Introduction to BP format.
* Argument construction.
* Topic analysis.
* Framing and Case building.
* Extensions and closing statement.
* Effective rebuttal.
* Moral arguments.
* Specialised topics.
Learning Goals
  • Understanding of debate format
  • Critical thinking ability in assessing the logic and validity of arguments
  • Presentation skills and confidence
  • Clear outlining and structure in argumentation
Outcome
  • This course aims to have students understand the concepts and skills needed to participate in a debate tournament
Requirement
  • There's no need for perfect English, but students should have a firm grasp of conversational English
Homework
  • Students are expected to do some light research and prepare for the next class's topic
Time commitment
  • 1 hour per week
4 times a week 4-Time Course
1 hour Class Duration
4 Kids Class Size
Ages 8-12 Age Range
USD 131.84 Total Price Per Learner (USD)

Teacher
Hi! My name is Nick, a law student, and I am offering my services as a debate instructor for all those interested in joining debate tournaments or just improving one's critical thinking. My experiences include competing in university-level debate tournaments all over Europe, along with running and managing my Universities' debate student association. I have also translated my argumentation skills into effective writing, having written freelance for various publications on a wide variety of topics from the future of selling printers to virtual reality therapy technologies.
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