Debate allows students the opportunity to improve on a wide variety of skills, including interpersonal communication, critical thinking, research and writing, as well as many others.
Stronger academic performance
Studies show that students who participate in debate have, on aveage, higher grades at school.
Better standardized-test scores
Studies also show that students engaged in debate do better on standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT.
Higher college admission chances
Colleges love to see debate on students' applications! It shows that the applicant is passionate about something outside of school, has strong public speaking skills, and well versed in current events.