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Constructing convincing arguments is one aspect of being a good debater. Being able to respond to well-constructed arguments is an equally important skill to possess. That is why this course will help you to critically examine the ideas of others. The great thing about this course is that the lessons you’ll learn are not just relevant within a debating context, but can be applied well outside of a debate context. We have added a lot of example speeches so you can directly implement the skills you’ve learned. Have fun!

You will learn how to

  • Closely listen to what someone’s saying
  • Use a set of standardized questions to examine the arguments of others
  • Concisely frame your response