Overview of Class Offerings
Cogito Speech and Debate offers a wide range of classes for Speech and Debate to introduce students to the art of effective communication. In our technological society, the discipline of speech and debate allows students to stand out among their peers by building mental habits of critical thinking and observation, as well as the communication skills to share those observations competently. At Cogito, by combining research-based educational methods with current events, students dive beneath the surface of speech and debate to explore the deeper foundations of communication and community.
The tuition for all of our classes includes students being able to participate in one Cogito Intramural Tournament and 3 hours of preparation time the night before the tournament, dinner is included.
In Introduction to Public Speaking, students are given introduced to three separate styles of public speaking: Limited Preparation Speaking, Platform Speaking, and Oral Interpretation.
In Parliamentary Debate Level 1, students are given a solid grounding in the practice of Parliamentary Debate. The Parliamentary Debate Level 1 class combines the following skills...
**Prerequisite Required In Parliamentary Debate Level 2, students have the opportunity to explore intermediate level topics in Parliamentary Debate. Parliamentary Debate Level 2 builds on the foundation of skills from Parliamentary Debate Level 1, and integrates the following skills...
This class is designed to be enrolled in after a student completes Debate Level 1 and Debate Level 2. Students will elevate and sharpen their foundational skills from Parliamentary Debate Level 2 by practicing intensely the formats and delivery skills of Parliamentary Debate:
The curriculum for this class is intended to invite younger students to explore current events and speak about them effectively.
Cogito Debate Club is a program for students who have successfully completed Debate Level 3 and are seeking to become part of our strong group of Cogito Club Debaters who are dedicated to collaborating together in preparation for competitive debates....