Welcome to the Fall semester 2007. I am teaching two sections of the Debate course, one at night (pending sufficient enrollment) and one during the day. There are two separate pages for the two different classes, although sometimes posts will appear on both pages (like this one). Make sure you’re reading the right page so […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Welcome to the Debate course!
I’ve heard from some students that this website was not loading over the weekend. I didn’t notice, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t working. Maybe something happened in Hong Kong?(That’s where the server for this site is located.) The last time I had problems, it was because an underwater cable line was accidentally cut there […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Website working…
Long time, no update. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing: How to build a position for a debate: A position is a strong opinion on the subject of a debate. Because it is an opinion, it involves something subjective, such as an ethical opinion (is wrong, is right, is unacceptable) or an opinion […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Debates
Here’s a two-page explanation and example of the rebuttal sheet I asked you to prepare. Two sheets (one pro, one con) will be due from each group. Work as a group when you prepare these things, okay? See you next week!Continue Reading... Comments Off on Rebuttal sheet Exercise
Sorry for the delay — I had some trouble encoding the files with decent sound and small enough size to upload here. I think it’s solved now. Please download the file and use it in your self-evaluation. Also, please listen to all the debates and see if you can find a “Tipping Point” in each […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Midterm Debate Audio Files