Public Forum Debate
Public forum debate is the most popular form of middle school and high school, academic-year debate. The first debate resolution is the same for September and October. Thereafter, a new resolution is introduced each month. Students like the variety of resolutions. An entire debate also takes less than 40 minutes. Students also like the fast pace.
In public form debate or PF as it is also called, two teams of two argue a topic of national or international importance. Typically, domestic policy resolutions alternate with foreign policy resolutions. The news is ever informing us about big issues. Everyone has an opinion. PF is a wonderful way to express them!
Unfortunately, many who decide to participate in PF don’t know how to debate their position in a researched and persuasive manner. Often, there is false information. Or the organization of evidence could be better. Or there is an overreliance on third-party experts.
At Statesman Debate Institute, we teach you the ins and outs of public forum debating and how to be a successful debater. We teach you to look at both sides of the issue and to construct and deliver compelling arguments. We also show you how to use third-party experts and not to rely too much on them. More importantly, you will be on the path to becoming an expert yourself! Above all, you will discover all sorts of solutions to societal problems; you will learn not only about typical solutions of the Left, Right and mix of the two but also some other less known but no less credible approaches.
A Statesman Debate middle school or high school camp will give you the skills necessary to fashion a logical, persuasive and perhaps even novel argument. By learning these skills, you’ll impress your peers, you’ll impress admissions to higher education whether high school or college and you’ll learn to become a great help to those around you. Best of all, you’ll develop the momentum that will carry through into a future profession. PF is for just about everyone! Citizens, regardless of profession, need to have well informed opinions and need to know how to construct new ones as issues come up.
Don’t wait any longer, contact us today! Register for one of our middle school or high school summer debate camps! Win those public forum debates and prepare to win in your career too!