“Don't raise your voice, improve your argument." — Benjamin Lee Whorf

Rules, Guidelines, & Topics for Weekly Debate

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Is debate and argument same? This has always been a very tricky question to answer. While they aren’t the same, there aren’t much difference either. Debate is an argument with a proper structure, rules, set time, and in a very friendly environment.

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Weekly Debate Topics:

  • Importance of college education.
  • Homeschooling vs traditional schooling.
  • Should children carry mobile devices at school?
  • Age restriction for violent/shooting video games.
  • Pros & cons of social media.
  • Private school vs public school
  • Pros & cons of traditional education system
  • Legalization of marijuana a good idea?
  • Country should spend money on education or military/defense?
  • Should political leaders be on social media?
  • Is technology a curse or boon for society?
  • Drug addicts should get help or punishment?
  • Should a country spend money on colonizing mars or other planet?
  • Spending time with elderly or on social media/phone?
  • Is online banking safe?
  • Is it ethical to test products on animals?
  • Is yearly final exam good for young children?
  • Junk food should be banned in school cafeteria?
  • Should there be a penalty for people who do not vote.

Rules & Guidelines:

  • There should be two teams with at least 2 members in each team.
  • Members cannot switch or change the team once the debate has started.
  • Once the topic has been decided, one team will speak in favor and the other team will speak against it.
  • All members of both teams will get the opportunity to present their opinion.
  • Once everyone has presented their opinion, each team will alternatively put their thoughts on why they do not agree with the other team and the counter questions, and rebuttals.
  • Only one member can speak at one time. Always raise the virtual hand on Zoom before speaking.
  • Do not take anyone’s opinion personal, remember this is just an opportunity to learn and improve speaking.
  • Do not use abusive language. Remember that we’re not fighting and also it’s not important to prove your point all the time.
  • Do not use any expression which is offensive, personal or defamatory in nature.