Debating, instead of arguing, can help you defuse a rapidly escalating situation. Debating helps you to develop essential critical thinking skills – the ability to make reasoned and well thought out arguments in addition to questioning the evidence behind a particular stance or conclusion. This course can help build soft skills which are required at every stage in life. Constructive debate is also said to have a positive impact on the cognitive development of a child. Starting at a young age will make the students more confident and comfortable with expressing themselves later on and make public speaking less daunting.
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Intro to debate
Why we need debate and how it basically works.
The format of debate and what is ARESI
How to make a point
Go over how to research a point, and impacting
Refuting and counterarguments
Learn how to successfully win an argument.
How to format your debate
Go over what each speaker does, and practice speaker roles.
Learn a background of a few debate topics for the tournament.
Debate Tournament Qualifiers
Preliminary rounds of the tournament.
Debate Tournament Finals
Time to find the Winner!