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Students Should Be Required to Take Speech and Communications in High School

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11ksawyer
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/3/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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swarr

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Students should be required to take a speech and communications course in high school since speaking to small or large groups of people is required at one time or another in almost every career path. If a student is thrust into college or work place situations where s/he is called upon to present ideas in front of a group and yet has not had the appropriate experience in such matters, s/he is likely to feel anxious, threatened or stressed. In turn, his or her delivery is likely to be negatively impacted; therefore, the overall message may be skewed. The consequences of an ill-presented message in front of colleagues, bosses, instructors, or peers could be quite unfortunate. Practical experience is the best preventative of future failure.
11ksawyer

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I would have to disagree with you because forcing someone to do something is wrong and in the end won't work no matter how you force it. I have major anxiety so if I was forced to speak in front of crowds I would be shaking like no other and I have before no matter how many times I had to speak in front of people it never got better. So saying that requiring a class wouldn't help anyone if anything people that don't like speech classes would find a way around it or skip class.
Debate Round No. 1
swarr

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11ksawyer

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I assume I was right.
Debate Round No. 2
swarr

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11ksawyer

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I rest my case. Thank You.
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