Notes On Debate Writing - Strategies and Format - CBSE Class 10 English Writing Skills
A debate is a discussion or an argument especially a formal one, in front of an audience. POINTS TO REMEMBER:: Always focus on the topic that needs to be addressed or discussed. Avoid any kind of offensive words and be polite. Avoid any kind of repeatation and see that there is variety in your expression of ideas. Do not forget to mention either FOR or AGAINST the motion. Be convincing in what you write. And take both the sides. Format/Steps Salutation-‘Respected chairperson, honourable judges and all present…’. Introduction- views for/against-topic. Body- views, facts, Contradiction of opponent’s argument, rebutting the statement, questions etc. Conclusion- clarification of stand made. Common phrases I’d like to raise/the question/argue….. In my opinion……….. Nothing could be more illogical than I feel very strongly that……. I would like to draw attention to….. I fail to understand……. I submit that……. May I ask all present……. I strongly oppose…….. On the contrary…….

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A debate is a discussion or an argument especially a formal one, in front of an audience. POINTS TO REMEMBER:: Always focus on the topic that needs to be addressed or discussed. Avoid any kind of offensive words and be polite. Avoid any kind of repeatation and see that there is variety in your expression of ideas. Do not forget to mention either FOR or AGAINST the motion. Be convincing in what you write. And take both the sides. Format/Steps Salutation-‘Respected chairperson, honourable judges and all present…’. Introduction- views for/against-topic. Body- views, facts, Contradiction of opponent’s argument, rebutting the statement, questions etc. Conclusion- clarification of stand made. Common phrases I’d like to raise/the question/argue….. In my opinion……….. Nothing could be more illogical than I feel very strongly that……. I would like to draw attention to….. I fail to understand……. I submit that……. May I ask all present……. I strongly oppose…….. On the contrary…….
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