Life Skills

SPAR: Spontaneous Argument Debate for Intro to Debate Fun

Learn the basic format of debate and participate in a fun Icebreaker Debate for an introductory fun experience
40 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 12 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

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 20

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

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Class Experience

Students will learn the definitions of key terms for debate,
How to write an affirmative and negative case,
How to respond in rebuttal,
How to ask and respond effectively in a trial like cross examination of questions and answers back and forth,
How to persuade a debate judge to vote for your side to win,
How to flow or take notes during a competitive debate in a fun, supportive, environment.
No homework for this one time course
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will work with an award winning current high school and college Debate coach and receive instant feedback during the course after each round of the debate.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some 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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