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Posted on May 1, 2011 In Content Pages

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 […]

Posted on April 30, 2011 In Content Pages

Ask Sam a question! Do you have a question related to speech and debate? Send Sam the query using the question box below and he […]

Posted on April 30, 2011 In Content Pages

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. […]

Posted on April 30, 2011 In Debate Strategies

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This is a special section for our wonderful teachers and managers who are in charge of debate clubs and societies in institutes of education. Debating as an activity within the school will not be possible without their presence. Here are a few things that teachers should do to attain debating excellence with their schools.

Posted on April 30, 2011 In Debate Strategies

Research

For a Debater, knowledge is power. No matter how eloquent or passionate a speech may be, it will ultimately be toothless with key information and evidence to support the argumentation. Thus, debaters will have to be well-read and well-researched if they are to improve. Diligent research will provide not only the evidence for cases but also generate the argumentation which could be used in debates.

Posted on April 30, 2011 In Debate Topics

Motions

There are three classes of motions which a debater may encounter over at various debate tournaments, namely Loose-Link, Tight-Link and Straight Link. Each class signals how much freedom the Proposition teams will have in their definitions.

Posted on April 30, 2011 In Debate Topics

poiEven with the most dynamic of speakers and the most interesting of motions, the energy levels in a debate could still be quite low if the participants merely delivered their speeches and sat back down. Thus, debate formats usually incorporate a more interactive element in order to liven up the event

For the World Schools Debating format, this purpose is served by the use of the “Point of Information” (POI).

Posted on April 30, 2011 In Debate Strategies

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Unless gifted with a perfect, photographic memory, speakers will need to use a notebook or palm cards to write down the components of the speeches to be delivered. The following considerations could be applied when deciding on whether notebooks or palm cards should be used in a debate..