The 2016 University of Michigan Debate Institutes
June 17 - July 31, 2016
June 17 - July 31, 2016
Michigan Debate Institutes Alums This Year Have:
"Attending the Michigan 7 Week Juniors Program was an amazing and rewarding experience. My lab leaders were all fantastic and always available to answer questions one on one. Their passion, commitment and dedication motivated me to improve my debate skills and every lecture was engaging and informative. All of the practice debate and redo opportunities also provided outstanding preparation for the debate season and the research opportunities available at the undergraduate library were outstanding! Ann Arbor a wonderful place to spend the summer and I'm definitely glad I came back."
- Colsey Cotter, Westminster Schools (GA), 12/1/2014, Quarterfinalist at 2014 Glenbrooks Tournament"The skills that I learned over the course of this past summer will continue to serve me well into the season. The Michigan 7 Week Seniors Program provides a perfect balance between research, practice debates and lectures, making for a very well-rounded experience. Our discussions were student-led and covered a wide spectrum of topics, from IR to critical theory. I had the opportunity to put what I had learned during lab to use in practice debates, honing my argumentative skills against some of the greatest high school debate minds I know. My instructors offered very insightful feedback and helped me expand my debate worldview. Each lab leader brought a unique perspective and had something new to add to each discussion. The time I spent at the University of Michigan will forever be one of my most favorite debate memories."
- Avi Dravid, Glenbrook South High School (IL), 12/3/2014, Winner of 2014 New Trier Tournament"The Michigan 7 Week Seniors Program was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had. I left Ann Arbor, a more confident and competent debater, picking up skills in argumentation, research, and communication from the fantastic one-on-one instruction, practice debates, and lectures. Most importantly, all the lab leaders were entirely invested in our success and understanding, contributing to the safe and educational environment that has since allowed me to excel in competitions."
- Tiffany Haas, Wayzata High School (MN), 12/1/2014, Finalist at 2014 Greenhill Tournament"My experience at the Michigan 7 Week Juniors Program exceeded my expectations in every possible way. The expertise of our lab leaders was unmatched, and the advice and help they offered was phenomenal and helped mold me into a better debater. The combination of enthusiastic lectures, tons of practice debates with expert feedback and other various in lab activities increased my understanding of debate exponentially. In addition to unmatched quality of instruction, having access to the most beautiful college town and campus in the country for seven weeks is awesome. I can't thank the Michigan staff enough for providing such a wonderful experience, and can easily say that attending the program was the most productive experience I have had as a debater."
- Brian Roche, Glenbrook South High School (IL), 12/1/2014, Winner of 2014 New Trier Tournament