Students work together to learn basic debating skills. Activities include researching and writing speech material; learning debate techniques; and participating topics of debate in a tournament style setting in order to gain competence and proficiency as well as to compete in intramural, local, and regional public forum debate tournaments.
- You learn how to say things that make sense. Surprisingly, some people aren’t really good at that.
- You gain the magical ability of being quick-witted.
- You can keep track of arguments and understand key elements of an argument. This helps when annoying friends (if you have any).
- You learn a lot about politics, science, and why floating pikes are bad.
- It’s fun. Fun outweighs all logic.