Are we already behind? Lecture 1: What is debate?

No, we’re aren’t behind yet.  Due to the blizzard, we’re all stuck at home, so I’m going to give you a link to the lecture and a couple of assignments.




I will be online at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019, to answer any questions you have.  This does NOT replace watching the lecture.

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  1.  Read the Welcome to Debate post.  Go to this quiz to answer questions about it.
  2.  Get two pieces of paper, a pen or pencil, one piece of tape.   Go to this lecture by C.S. Lewis.  Tape one piece of paper over your monitor so you cannot see the video.  Lift the piece of paper so you can hit play.  Replace the paper.  Using the 2nd piece of paper, make an outline of Lewis’ speech by hand, not on a computer.  It’s 20 minutes long. Take a picture of your outline and post it here in the google drive.  Rename it with your name so I know who to badger.  (Rename by highlighting your file, use the right-click and select RENAME.) Deadline:  Friday, January 25, at 5 p.m.

It’s important NOT to watch this video while taking notes and making your outline.  The video will distract you.  You can watch it later.


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