What is Debate?
Debate is a mentally enriching and challenging exercise wherein two teams present their respective case on a specific motion (topic). Both teams have roughly three members and each speaker gets five minutes to present respective case/ arguments.
Preparing for a debate requires research, analysis and discussion in order for one to be able to participate adequately. Arguments must be delivered by debaters in the ARE style, where Assertion is not merely a statement but rather one with impact; Reasoning a clear reason must be given to support the assertion, and Evidence provided to validate one’s assertion and reason.
There are different formats of debating practiced in the world as in the number of members in each team, the topic of debate and the length of the debate. However, QatarDebate provides programs which are based on its own unique format.