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Quality Debate Instruction

The upcoming high school resolution will provide the framework for the development of new skills and the enhancement of existing skills.

Student Focus

Improve speaking skills
Important strategies for each speaker position
Maximize the benefits of paperless debate
Generate ideas for current and future research efforts
Adapt to new arguments and argument strategies

Daily Lab Instruction

Labs led by award winning college coaches, high school coaches and contemporary college debaters
Small lab groups focused on the fundamentals of contemporary policy debate
Argument analysis, use of evidence, speaking drills, and practice debates

Periodic Group Lectures and Discussion

Some topic content through group wide lectures and discussion panels
Broad-based coverage of both affirmative and negative arguments
Topic analysis to prepare them to become experts on the year's resolution

Practice Debates and Speeches

Every lab will do a minimum of 2 full practice debates per week
Practice tournament provides opportunity to rehearse arguments on the topic
Labs will focus on other proven debate skill building excercises
Several mini-debates, focused one-on-one debates, and video-taped debates

Directed Research and Use of Evidence

Students will receive electronic copies of all materials produced at the ENDI
ENDI staff will produce an evidence packet with several affirmative and negative positions
Research done at the camp will be edited and augmented by the Emory faculty
Evidence produced can be used in competitive policy debate for the upcoming season