The St. Luke's Summer Debate Workshop will provide a comprehensive debate training experience for rising 9th through 12th graders.
Mornings will begin with speaking warm-ups, and a short lecture introducing each day's area of investigation.
From lecture until lunch, students will work in small-group labs to conduct original research and refine their strategic and performance tactics. Lab sessions will develop key portable skills in rhetoric, research collaboration, and strategic coordination, enriching students' debate skills and understanding of a given topic in both breadth and depth.
Afternoon sessions will apply students' expanding skill sets to a competitive context, with either judged practice rounds or a "stop-start" round.
The last day of camp will consist of a round-robin tournament, complete with a concluding awards ceremony.
St. Luke’s Summer Debate Workshop will be beneficial for students who compete in Public Forum and Parliamentary debate styles during the school year, with the research and rhetorical skills gained being generative and cross-applicable to students' growth in both formats.
Please contact Hunter Martin
with questions regarding the course.