Ask The Debate Coach!

Expert Help Is Only 48 Hours Away

Preparing your case for a competitive debate season? Looking for evidence you can use to deliver a body blow to the other side? In the world of debate, persuasive evidence and the ability to anticipate the other side's arguments are the keys to success.

That's why we invite you to "ask the debate coach," an online expert who will assist you on questions about this year's topics and help you build an arsenal of persuasive facts.

Questions on some topics come up again and again. The Debate Coach has compiled a "Best of Ask the Debate Coach" questions and their answers. Please visit the "Ask the Debate Coach" archives before asking your question. Maybe it's already been answered!

Ask the Debate Coach. Simply state your question as clearly and succinctly as possible, and make sure to include your name and the name and city of your high school. Your questions may address either the affirmative or negative side of the National Debate Resolution.

A prompt, personal, e-mail reply will be provided within 48 hours.

The Debate Coach will give priority to questions from Michigan students.


Thousands of students have also taken advantage of an exciting, educational program especially for Michigan high school debaters, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy High School Debate Workshops.

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