DEBATE TRAINING AND ARENA
June 13, 2017
Our members, our candidate members and those who want to learn debate
To improve the debate skills of our members. Build teams and make tournaments. To be able to explain persuasion techniques with debate. It is an excellent way of improving speaking skills and is particularly helpful in providing experience in developing a convincing argument. Those of you who are forced to argue against your natural point of view realize that arguments, like coins, always have at least two sides.
Content is what you actually say in the debate. The arguments used to develop your own side’s case and rebut the opposite side’s. The information on content provided below is a general overview of what will be expected when you debate. The final logistics of how long you will be debating, how many people will be in your group, and how the debate will unfold (ie: which team speaks first etc.), will all be decided by your tutorial leader. Case (argument)- the whole Introduction - The case your group is making must be outlined in the introduction. This involves stating your main arguments and explaining the general thrust of your case. This must be done briefly since the most important thing is to get on and actually argue it. It is also a good idea to indicate the aspects of the subject to be discussed by each of the team members. Conclusion - At the end, once everyone has spoken, it is useful to briefly summarize what your group has said and why.