What is debate?
A formal discussion on a particular topic in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward
- Is done in front of a judge.
- The affirmative side presents the argument first.
- After the affirmative side is done presenting or time has run out, the negative side counters the argument.
How do you pick a Debate topic?
- What interests you?
- What would interest your audience?
- Is there something going on today that relates to the topic?
Example of Formal Debate
Middle School Debate January 29, 2014
- Done without a judge.
- Is an exchange of ideas.