Registration is now open for the Mars
Hill Novice Summer Camp! (for students ages 12-18 as of January
1, 2016). Forensics, also referred to as speech and debate, is an
amazing way to prepare students for college, career, and to engage the world
around them. Mars Hill Speech and Debate Club's vision is to encourage
and equip home-educated students through speech and debate to become effective
communicators of the truth, defenders of the faith, and a transforming
influence on our culture.
So that your students can make the most informed and educated decision about the events in which they will be best suited to compete this fall, we strongly suggest they attend all three courses (Competitive Speech, Lincoln Douglas Debate, and Team Policy Debate). For example, many students prefer one type of debate over the other but won't know which type they want to start with until they experience both.
Here's a helpful breakdown of what's scheduled to be covered during Summer Camp, Aug. 10-14:
Monday — Introductions, discussion on Apologetics speaking, writing an Apologetics card, discussion on Extemporaneous speaking, and discussion on Mars Hill Impromptu.
Tuesday — Discussion on Persuasive speaking, Impromptu speaking exercise, discussion on Original Oratory, discussion on Expository speaking.
Wednesday — Discussion on Humorous Interpretation, discussion on Dramatic Interpretation, acting exercise, discussion on Duo Interpretation.
Thursday — Discussion on Motivational speaking, discussion on Monologue, Monologue exercise.
Friday — What to expect from speech competition, how to choose a speech subject, script submission.
Monday (LD) — The Resolutions (topic analysis), round structure., case structure.
Tuesday (LD) — Building a case, how to flow, running a round.
Wednesday (TP) — The Resolution (topic analysis), round structure, case structure.
Thursday (TP) — How to research, how to debate without evidence, stock issues and disadvantages, how to flow.
Friday (TP) — Roles of both teams, what makes or breaks a team (how to be a good team), running a round.
To register for camp, click here.