Life Skills

Convince Me! Learn Persuasion and Debate Skills in a Fun Game Format

This one time course introduces students to persuasive speech and basic debate skills in a fun game format.
40 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 52 learners

60 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 27

Meet once (1 day)
8:30pm - 9:30pm

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Class Experience

1. Students will learn how to write and defend a basic intro level debate case prepared during the class session under the instructor’s supervision.   2.  Students will participate in a Fun debate during the session.  3.  Students will learn the definitions of the following debate terms: contention, evidence, flowing, cross examination, and persuasion.
No homework for this course
No prerequisite or previous experience with debate for this course
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The students will receive feedback after each round of speaking and at the end of the debate when the winner is declared.
1 hour per week in class, and no time outside of class.


Patrick MesiscaSpeech and Debate Coach
40 total reviews
40 completed classes

About Me

I am private school teacher with 20 + years of teaching experience.  My expertise and training are in the fields of Speech and Debate and Philosophy.  My students have gone on to compete in Speech and Debate at the college level and had fruitful... 
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