Debate is a discussion communicating one’s argument and views on a subject in front of an audience. It always has two sides – propositional and oppositional. A debater has to take a stand either ‘for’ or ‘against’ the given topic, and an opponent questions him. A good debater is one who convinces the audience to agree with his own point of view on the given topic.
Tips and Guidelines:
Choose your area of debate. Understand the requirement of the topic you are working on.
You need to choose whether you want to argue ‘for’ or ‘against’ the motion. However, being well aware of the content of the opponent is useful and an added benefit.
Be prepared and coolheaded. Staying on the right track is extremely essential for proving your point well before your opponent. Your written speech has to be very thorough.
Use your resources well, keeping in mind the various advantages and disadvantages your topic might have. Study well and prepare your introduction; it is important to give the initial views in a precise manner.
Outline your main points and put emphasis on them in order to make your opponent judge your position as a strong one. Breaking down your topic into smaller points can trigger your memory during t...
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