Welcome to Debateable!

Your online guide to Debate & Argument

Learn about the fundamentals of argumentation and refutation and acquire the techniques and skills which will aid you in your quest to become better speakers and advocates.

This site will also serve as an ever-growing repository of debate resources, including multimedia material and critical essays.

Learn to Debate

Introduction

This site was created to provide useful information, techniques and tips for young Debaters and students who wish to improve their argumentative and public speaking skills.

Debate Topics

Learn more about motions, point of information, speaker roles, case preparation, constructing arguments, debabte styles and WSDC

Debate Strategies

Learn more about warmups and drills, teacher strategies, deabte research, practical advice, psychological dimensions of debate, and training tips

Q&A with Sam

Ask Sam anything related to debate!  View past questions and answers.

Debate Articles

Read more about articles pertaining to debate and the community around it.

Debate Videos

Watch videos of past debates in Singapore, WSDC, and world competitions

Where to Start

This site will provide an overview and analysis of the various elements of the WSDC format and provide readers with useful information, training tools, in-debate strategies and tips on how Debaters can improve themselves.

  • Debate Styles and Intro to WSDC
  • Speaker Roles
  • Motions
  • The Set Up
  • Constructing Arguments
  • Rebuttals
  • Style
  • Points of Information
  • The Case Preparation
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About Debateable

Samuel Myat San is addicted to debate. In creating this website, he has drawn on thousands of hours of experience as a debater, adjudicator, coach and tournament organizer. He was captain of the Anglo-Chinese Junior College Debate Team and the Singapore National Debate Team. He was also vice-president of the Harvard University Speech and Parliamentary Debate Society, a tenure that focused on training new Harvard Debaters and judges for the Harvard University Debate Tournament.

Samuel Myat San
Samuel Myat San is addicted to debate. In creating this website, he has drawn on thousands of hours of experience as a debater, adjudicator, coach […]