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Tuition — $1995 Commuter; $3395 Resident

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June 28th — Resident Arrival

This year, students will be staying in the upperclass dormitory LXR. Information about the dorm can be found

Students should arrive between 12 & 6pm, but if they need to arrive at different hours, they should simply notify in advance.

Students are on their own during the day from the time of check-in until 7pm, when we will meet as a group in the dorm lounge.

General residential information can be found at our Resident FAQ that is provided by the Policy workshop.  Please note that all dorm supervision is provided by the Georgetown Policy Debate Workshop.

June 29th — Commuter Arrival, First Day of Class — 9am-6pm

ICC 450 *8am — Commuter arrival.  Commuter arrival will be at the ICC building  and our classes will generally be held here. Due to scheduling, there may be days when the classes are held in different buildings, and you will be notified by email and through this website if there is any change.

Please note that on the first day we ask Commuters to arrive at 8am in order that we can square away any paperwork and logistical needs.  In the future, students may arrive at 9am.

The following contains our academic schedule.  Please note that we will always make adjustments to the schedule based on the needs of our students desire to adapt instruction to their specific needs.  We generally find, however, that most students need substantial assistance in all of these areas.  Also, we generally find that most students do not fit cleanly into more or less advanced groups, as most students are stronger in some areas and weaker in others. Given these two realities, we will try to group the students as much as possible in given situations.

9: Workshop Introduction

Public Forum Debate – Purposes, Core Values, Academic gains, Competitive interests – Introductory discussion to PF that will be used to focus programming for the next 10 days.

10: Intro to China and the topics (Stefan)

11: The Xi Topic (Stefan)

12: Lunch (Ramses will escort younger students to lunch)

Walsh 390 1:30 The Belt & Road topic (Stefan)


2:30 Contention writing — Review of the basics (Stefan)
3:00 Topic research (Stefan)
3:30: Card Cutting (Stefan)4
4-5/6: Topic research broke up in groups
5/6:  Commuter pick-up  Walsh 390
56/-7: Resident Diner
7-9: ICC  462 .  Prep (Ramesh)

June 30th — 9am-6pm class

9am-12 — Wash 494

Contention writing broken into groups — Stefan & Ramesh

Lunch (Ramses will escort younger students to lunch)

1:30 Constructive speech presentations and analysis

2:30 Beginners continue to work on speeches (Ramesh)
advanced students will start on cross-fire (Stefan)

3: Lecture — The Rebuttal speeches and applying the previous lecture (Stefan)

4: Lecture – Rebuttal block writing (Stefan and Ramesh)

4:30: Rebuttal prep

5/6:  Commuter pick-up Wash 494

6-7 Resident dinner

7-9: Resident study hall with instructor (Stefan) ICC 210B

July 1 — 9am-6pm class

ICC 450 9-12: Rebuttal prep and brief writing

Stefan and Ramish with broke up groups

12: Lunch

1: Lecture – Summary and Final Focus speeches

2: Debate prep

3-6: Beginners continue debate prep

5/6:  Commuter pick-up ICC 450

6-7 Resident dinner

7-9: Activities with instructor (requires for students under 15 (Ramesh)

July 2 — 9am-6pm class

9-12: Public Forum Debates

These are the first debates for more advanced students and anyone who is prepared and feels comfortable debating. Beginner students will watch.

12: Lunch (Ramesh)

1:30-2: Debrief from Debates

2-6: Rebuttal, Summary, and Final Focus speech redos
(Debaters continue to work on improving their arguments as some students continue speeches)

ICC 462 5/6:  Commuter pick-up

6: Resident dinner

7-9: Fun activities on campus with instructor (Ramesh)

July 3 — 9am-6pm class

ICC 462 9: Lecture: Flowing

10: Lecture – Beginners start debates

Advanced students will watch debates and provide feedback. They will then discuss what they learned from watching and how that impacts judging.

12: Lunch (Ramesh)

1: Lecture – Beginners continue debates.  Advanced students will have a lecture and discussion on judge adaptation

2-6: Practice debates and feedback (beginners)

2: Lecture — Framework and topicality (advanced)

3-5/6: Advanced techniques — add-ons, flex cases, changing cases based on first or second, set order vs flip.  Lots of tricks to play on opponents based on strategy.

ICC 462 5/6:  Commuter pick-up

5/6-7: Resident dinner

7-9: Study Hall (required for all) Stefan

July 4th

Day off

July 5th — 10am-3pm class

ICC 462 9: Recap and review from the previous week

10: Advanced flowing and flowing practice

11: Lecture – judge adaptation

12: Lunch

1-3: Public Forum Debates

ICC 462 5/6: Activities with instructor, required for those under 15 Ramesh

ICC 462: Commuter Pick-Up

7-9: Activities with instructor, required for those under 15 (Ramesh)

ICC 462 June 30th — 9am-6pm class

9: Individual evaluative assessment

10-12: Skills electives

12: Lunch

2-6: Break-down students based on assessment to develop areas of strength and improve on areas of weakness

ICC 462 6:  Commuter pick-up

6: Resident dinner

7-9: Resident study hall (required for all)

July 6th — 9am-6pm class

9: Being a productive member of the debate community

10: Tutoring younger and less experienced students

11: Flowing & cross-fire practice

12: Lunch

ICC 221B 1-5: Practice debates and speeches

6: Resident Dinner

7: Resident Study hall (required for all)

July 7th — 9am-6pm class

9: Participating in a debate tournament

10-12: Tournament Prep

12: Lunch

1-6: Tournament prep

ICC 462 6:  Commuter pick-up

6: Resident Dinner

7: Resident Study hall (required for all)

July 8th — 9am-6pm class

ICC 462 9-6: Public Forum debate tournament

Special dinner for Resident Students.

Activities with instructor

July 9th — 9am-6pm class

Resident students can depart the evening of July 3rd or the morning of July 4th.

Residents may check out either the evening of the 3rd or the morning of the 4th.
We will run weekend classes the previous weekend, because July 4th is a Thursday and it doesn’t make since to have class one more day on Friday after a day off.