Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Debate is a fantastic, year long class! I enjoyed every moment. The people are always interesting, and Mrs. Trussell will help anyone who needs it to the best of her ability. The class is highly interactive, will help you form opinions based on the most updated facts, and will better your public speaking ability immensely. I recommend this class to anyone who is shy with public speaking, who wants to speak their mind but doesn't quite know what to say, and anyone who isn't afraid of a little hard work!
I learned how to better public speaking thorugh Lincoln-Douglass debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, Policy debate, Congressional debate (my personal favorite), and reading or reciting prose and poetry. Of course, who could forget the super fun Lip Dub activity at the end of the year!
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Advice for students:
Don't procrastinate or goof off in class. It's not a particularly difficult class, but it is very work heavy, especially when preparing for an in-class debate. Also, I recommend going to two actual debate tournaments and participating in an actual debate. This will give you a better feeling of wether or not debate is for you.