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!
This post is only for DAY students! If you’re a night student, ignore it. Today we broke up into groups and discussed the pros and cons of gender-segregated high school education. Next time, two students who were selected in class will be standing up and arguing for their group’s position. Each pair of students will […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Week 2, Class 1&2
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. Please download both files: you will have some homework involving listening to, and (sort of) analyzing, all of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Midterm Debate Audio Files
The proposition up for debate is: “People should not be allowed to post content anonymously on the Internet.” Happy preparations!Continue Reading... Comments Off on Proposition for Debate next Wednesday!
UPDATE (Saturday, Dec 8th 2007): I just realized that the week after our scheduled exam date is the day of national elections, and we cannot have our exam that day by law and school rules. So if Tuesday night is not good for you, then we’ll have to reschedule for some other time during exam […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Exam Schedule Problem
Sorry I didn’t post this earlier! The debate class exam will begin at 8:45pm in room 203 of the New Building (the one between Dasol Gwan and Nichols Gwan). Room 203 is the biggest room on the second floor, and it’s located at the end of the hall. See you there!Continue Reading... Comments Off on Debate Location!