Designed for an AP English Language classroom, this assignment encourages discussion about presidential debates using a forum format. I prefer Moodle, but any discussion format would work. This was originally created for the 2012 debates, but it could be adapted for any debates that have been put online. The discussion posts focus around four potential topics: fallacies/spin, claim, style, bias. In addition to testing their basic knowledge of these terms, it also encourages students to politely engage in stimulating arguments. I have included a basic rubric, full assignment, and sample posts.