This guide is intended to direct you to fundamental resources to use when preparing for a debate. The resources here are by no means comprehensive, but are intended to help you achieve a sound start to your work.
Please feel free to contact me if you have suggestions for additions or other ways to improve this guide.
A quick video explanation from the Toronto Debating Society
1. Identify the dilemma.
2. Identify the arguments in favor of your position.
3. Identify the arguments in favor of your opposition’s position.
4. Identify the objections to each position.
Polish some of the research skills that will be necessary for research, writing, and presentation across multiple academic disciplines.
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