The Benefits of Debate
Public speaking & logical reasoning skills
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.
Better standardized test scores
Studies also show that students engaged in debate do better on standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT.
Stronger academic performance
Studies show that students who participate in debate have, on average, higher grades in school.
Higher college admission chances
Colleges love to see debate on students' applications! Debate shows that the applicant is passionate about something outside of school, has strong public speaking skills, and is well versed in current events.