Writing and Communication

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This class is an introduction to the basics of public speaking, LD debate, and impromptu speaking. You will be debating on the political and economic state of the world right now and topics students can relate to. We will teach students how to win arguments with facts and logic.


In this lesson, you will learn the Structure of Arguments.

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In this 2nd lesson, we will go over the Cross-Fire.

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In this lesson,  we will teach you about Evidence Comparison.

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In this lesson, you will learn about Weighing Impacts.

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About the teacher

Harvey Zhu

Harvey is a rising senior at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. He has been debating for 7 years, championed a few tournaments, and has qualified for State twice. Additionally, he enjoys painting, playing chess, browsing Spotify, and watching anime.Aidan is a rising senior at Dulles High School. He is the Public Forum Debate captain for the Dulles Debate team and has qualified for both the Texas State Tournament and the NSDA National tournament two years in a row. In his free time, Aidan enjoys swimming and watching anime.