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Debate Matters: Development

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A compilation produced by the Singapore National Debate Team that participated in the 2012 World Schools Debating Championships and International Public Policy Forum

Series editor: Tan Teck Wei

Contributors: Teoh Ren Jie, Benjamin Mak Jia Ming, Darion Hotan, Kok Rabin, Chua Jun Yan, Tan Kuan Hian, Rohan Shah

Coach: Mrs. Geetha Creffield

Debate Matters: Development

Ladies and gentlemen, we will deliver a few key lines of analysis about the topic...

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Debate It: Economics

Debate It: Economics

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A compilation produced by the Singapore National Team that won the 2011 World Schools Debating Championships

Series editor: Benjamin Mak Jia Ming

Team Members: Teoh Ren Jie, Adil Hakeem bin Mohammed Rafee, Ng Li Ki and Ashish Xiangyi Kumar

Coach: Mrs Geetha Creffield

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Voice Impressions and Performance for the Debater

The following two articles, on Overcoming Performance Anxiety and Voice Impressions for the Debater, have been contributed by Ms Louisa Ong, a public speaking, speech and voice coach. Ms Ong's CV may be found at the end of the article for futher reference.

Overcoming Performance Anxiety

The physiological effects of anxiety include breathing off the tops of your lungs which reduces the oxygen circulating in your system which leads to a build-up of carbon monoxide (as it's not being released through full exhaling). This then causes panic attacks or hyperventilation in some people.

 

The direct consequence of anxiety affects the quality of your voice leading to a loss of pitch control and vocal tone quality.  Your voice will sound strained and you will experience a tightness of your throat, jaw, mouth and face.

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Growing Up Debating

Growing Up Debating

by Darion Hotan & Tan Teck Wei

 

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It was not too long ago when both of us were first-time entrants to the debating fraternity, green and keen for the thrills before us, yet a lot has changed since then. This year, as we move from debating for our secondary schools into the college circuit, a similarly new experience awaits us. In our first few months, our debating has changed tremendously, but the passion and intensity that originally fuelled us remains the same.

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Debate It: Democracy

Debate It: Democracy

A compilation produced by the Singapore National Team that participated in the 2010 World Schools Debating Championships and International Public Policy Forum

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Series editor: Benjamin Mak Jia Ming

Team Members: Teoh Ren Jie, Adil Hakeem bin Mohammed Rafee, Ng Li Ki and Ashish Xiangyi Kumar

Guest contributor: Mr Lee Jia Wei

Coach: Mrs Geetha Creffield

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Debate It: Religion in Politics

Debate It: Religion in Politics

A compilation produced by the Singapore National Team that participated in the 2010 World Schools Debating Championships and International Public Policy Forum

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Series editor: Benjamin Mak Jia Ming

Team Members: Teoh Ren Jie, Adil Hakeem bin Mohammed Rafee, Ng Li Ki and Ashish Xiangyi Kumar

Coach: Mrs Geetha Creffield

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Dealing with Sports Motions

This guest post has been kindly contributed by my dearest friend, Miss Rohini Singh, who is one of the best debaters and coaches I know.

Sport – Are its ideals dead?

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By Rohini Shashikiran Singh

About this Pamphlet

In a world where the interaction between so many influencing forces has increased at an alarming rate, it has become difficult to find any one entity which remains pristine and untouched. This is especially true in the sports arena where it often seems that the original ideals of sport have been sacrificed at the altar of commercialism, politicisation and professionalism. Some people feel that these new gods are benign ones that elevate the principles of sport; others feel that sport is better off without them. This pamphlet aims to examine whether sport as we know it today is a travesty  of its original goals or whether it truly is what the founder of the modern Olympic games hoped it would be: “A festival of human unity, celebrating the triumph of human endeavour.”

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