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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.
Patrick Mesisca
43 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 52 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
Meets once
60 minute class
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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 Mesisca
Lives in the United States
Speech and Debate Coach
43 total reviews
46 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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