Debate Facts

· By participating on a debate team, students learn the about persuasion

· Research has shown that participation in debates increases students' academic
performance and increases their chances of earning a college degree.

· A school team will prepare to compete in local, regional, and national tournaments

· Many colleges offer summer programs that teach debating skills

· Students benefit from preparing for debates by honing their research skills

· Students also benefit from the experience speaking in public.