Debating can be broken down into key skills which you can practise and improve. Here are those skills, explained for you simply and clearly.

Using statistics

Using statistics

How you can use numbers to make your case stronger.

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Principles or pragmatism?

Principles or pragmatism?

Should you do what is right, or what works? Both approaches can support an effective debating case.

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Performing in role

Performing in role

Different positions in debating call for different skills. This article will tell you who needs to do what.

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Building an opposition case

Building an opposition case

How do you make the case for the opposition as effectively as possible?

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How to use debate in the classroom

How to use debate in the classroom

Lessons in any subject (yes, any), can be made more engaging for students by incorporating debating. Here's how.

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Rebuttal

Rebuttal

How to tell people they're wrong.

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Signposting

Signposting

How to structure your speech to make it memorable and easy to follow.

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Points of information

Points of information

What points of information are, and how to make them work for you.

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The point of clash

The point of clash

What the point of clash is, and how to make it work for you.

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How to prepare for a debate

How to prepare for a debate

In a short prep debate, you have just 15 minutes to prepare. How can you make the best use of that time?

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