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THE_OPINIONATOR
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12/21/2010 12:37:09 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I was wondering if it is possible to take any high school student no matter there skill level and turn them into an effective debator. That person has to be able to construct good argumentation and be able to come up with rebutals and good resolutions. Can this be done without taking a debate class??
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12/21/2010 12:50:48 PM
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Only if the person wants to be good. There were people at my school who learned everything about formal debate, and they were awful. You don't need a class for it, but you should do formal debates which you would need to organize yourself. Unless this person wants to be on a debate team. The best way for them to improve is to do a tournament, and practice with their own team beforehand.
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12/22/2010 1:24:25 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Start your experiment in the special ed dept, you'll get an answer faster.
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12/22/2010 1:42:59 PM
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At 12/21/2010 12:37:09 PM, THE_OPINIONATOR wrote:
I was wondering if it is possible to take any high school student no matter there skill level and turn them into an effective debator. That person has to be able to construct good argumentation and be able to come up with rebutals and good resolutions. Can this be done without taking a debate class??

We have the technology . . .
debator = is spelled = debater
rebutals = is spelled = rebuttals
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12/22/2010 4:21:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/21/2010 12:37:09 PM, THE_OPINIONATOR wrote:
I was wondering if it is possible to take any high school student no matter there skill level and turn them into an effective debator. That person has to be able to construct good argumentation and be able to come up with rebutals and good resolutions. Can this be done without taking a debate class??

That's like stating "If you take a 2nd grader and a college student, can you turn them both into an effective debater" Who do you think is most likely to be the better debater? The college student, even if he or she has no formal debating experience. Learning formal debating skills is only a small percent of becoming a good debater.

1) A complete grasp of concepts in the debate.
Simply "knowing" information is not good enough to win your debate. If somebody challenges that information, you would not be able to defend it unless you understand it, not just know it.
It takes time to learn a concept. The ones with good skill levels will be able to accomplish this task.
2) A good writing/speaking style
Writing style is very important to debating. If one can not explain concepts with coherence and efficiency then one will not win a debate. This is why the "college student" would become a much better debater then the "2nd grader"
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12/22/2010 4:25:41 PM
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At 12/22/2010 1:42:59 PM, SuperRobotWars wrote:
At 12/21/2010 12:37:09 PM, THE_OPINIONATOR wrote:
I was wondering if it is possible to take any high school student no matter there skill level and turn them into an effective debator. That person has to be able to construct good argumentation and be able to come up with rebutals and good resolutions. Can this be done without taking a debate class??


We have the technology . . .
debator = is spelled = debater
rebutals = is spelled = rebuttals

....But not the budget... or time...
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12/26/2010 1:37:39 AM
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At 12/22/2010 4:25:17 PM, annhasle wrote:
It's entirely dependent on the high school student.

This.

If you have an opinionated, out-spoken, intelligent high-school student, you don't need to do much to turn him or her into a debater.
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