However, in this unit, I actually learned how to debate. At first, I was very nervous and had no way to organize my thoughts. But after practices, I improved a lot. The debate is fun to do. We had several debates and I won a few times. From my own perspective, debate helps us to think from both sides. This is one major partin debate, play a devil’s advocate (argue against your own belief). In our daily life, it makes our decision making easier.
Skills for debate are:
We should be prepared for every debate by doing researches with the source site. The researches can be as specific as you can. For examples from some professional organizations’ reports or data.
During the debate, we have to acknowledge others before making our own counterargument by using good speaking skills.
We should always be respectful to judges, partners and opponents.
Adding some emotions sometimes can enhance our reasons.
Use eye contact to show that you are listening to others.