In this course students will focus on researching the pro and cons of a given topic. They will create arguments for both sides of the topics and be able to debate both sides to the best of their abilities. 
During the year each student will attend 2 tournaments per semester. At these tournaments they will debate their case that they have already prepared in class against students from other schools. Each month the topic will change and students will research and prepare new cases.
Students will gain skills in argumentation, presentation, persuasiveness, research, speaking, and writing. 

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