Debate Classes

Written by Samuel Wong
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Debate classes are an easy way to develop your speaking, reasoning, and arguing skills. Some of us may not have the luxury or ability to set aside a few weeks of the year to immerse ourselves in the debating world at debate camp. Taking debate classes whenever possible is a great way to ensure that your debate skills never become rusty.

Debate classes are also a great way for the beginning debater to wet his or her feet in the endless ocean that is debating. Often times, people in a debate class are of the same skill level, so everyone will be starting on the same page. Also, you won't have to worry about being pitted against the school debate champion in your first debate.

Debate Classes Are for Everyone

You do not have to be a hard-core debater to take advantage of the benefits of debate classes. Taking just one debate class and learning how to debate will not only teach you how to effectively defend your position, it will also give you the public speaking skills and confidence to face an opponent or audience. These speaking skills will impress any job interviewer, as well as the boss, in the event you have to argue for a higher raise.

Knowing how to debate also gives you the ability to think and formulate ideas and arguments more quickly and effectively. Debate classes are a great way for those of us who are shy and soft-spoken to get out of our comfort zone, and ultimately, expand our comfort zone further than we ever expected we could.


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