Things about debates!!

Want to know more about debates? You've come to the PERFECT place!! I love debates, and I could talk about them all day !! /j (Not really..hehe)

What exactly IS a debate?

Webster dictionary defines a debate as one of the following..

  1. a contention (a point) by words or arguments
  2. a regulated discussion of a proposition between two matched sides
  3. the formal discussion of a motion before a deliberative body according to the rules of parliamentary procedure (legally)

Debates are usually mixed up with arguments. Although they have a lot of things in common, they are actually pretty different

See the difference now? Some people may prefer arguments over debates, but I feel like debates win in my opinion. Just because it doesn't require hindering any sort of relationship

What's needed?

Usually a debate needs at least 3 groups. The affirmative, the opposing, and the judging.

The Affirmative

The affirmative group is usually the one AGREEING with the topic. For example, let's say the topic was, "The best Danganronpa game is V2" The affirmative would say that it is (I would be on the affirmative hehehe)

The Opposing

The opposing is the group that DISAGREES with the topic. Using our same example (That Danganronpa V2 is the best Dangan game,) the opposing would say that it IS NOT. (What?! No, that's not true!)

The Judging

Pretty self explanatory, the judges *judge* the debate. Although, they don't base it off of opinions, they base it off who came more prepared and how neatly their side of the debate was executed, kind of like an actual courtroom.

"The affirmative team has won, the best Danganronpa game is V2!"


No matter if you agree or disagree with the topic, you MUST go with the group you're assigned with! So if you have the affirmative yet you disagree, you must go with the affirmative side and push away your opinion.

What information is needed?

In order for you to execute a debate, you need the following

(Since 'Research' is self explanatory, i'll just skip over that one.)


The Introduction is what you need to basically kick off your debate. Think of it like an introduction to your essay that's literally due tomorrow. You need a hook, something to get your listeners intrigued in what you have to say, you don't want to bore your entire audience, do you? Once you get your hook, you need to tell the audience about your topic, for example, "A series that's been around longer than most kids that play it, it's Danganronpa. Danganronpa V2 is the second Danganronpa video game to the about 12-year old series (As of 2023) It's automatically the best game, down to the characters." That would be a good introduction for the AFFIRMATIVE side of the topic.