The 2020 Schedule

Schedule dates for Summer 2020 sessions. Please go to the ‘Daily Schedule’ post for an explanation of the schedule for each day of your program. Each summer session involves daily lectures and small group practica, homework and homework review, open forums and strategy games, electives, and event performances. Summer Tournaments and High School Conference (forContinue reading “The 2020 Schedule”

The Claremont Difference

• Learn from John Meany, Director of Forensics at Claremont McKenna CollegeFounder of the Middle School/High School Public Debate Program, Creator of the CHSSA Parliamentary Debate format, Sponsor of the first intercollegiate championship in the British Parliamentary format, Author or co-author of 10 debate textbooks and a monograph series on professional communication, Director of theContinue reading “The Claremont Difference”

Academic Preparation

FOR MIDDLE/HIGH STUDENTS IN ALL PROGRAMS(Appropriate for students new to summer program events) Students should practice public speaking, about 2-3 minutes for a practice performance, initially on issues that are personally important and well known. Select the topic and deliver an extemporaneous speech (limited preparation on a research-based topic, from 1 hour to up to aContinue reading “Academic Preparation”