Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I Like Winning Debates
As the top ranked debater in my league, people always ask me how to win debates. Usually, I ignore them and move on with my life, but I figure I will provide full disclosure and tell everyone here.
How to win a debate (in high school):
Intimidate your opponents.
The best way to win a debate is by throwing the other team off their game. This can be done in a myriad of ways. Personally, I do it by being Asian and well-dressed because there is nothing more intimidating than a well-dressed Asian debater. Especially if the judge is Asian too. If you don't have access to nice clothes or Asian genes, I suggest you try carrying a giant stack of papers/books. People will think you mean business.
photo: Jon Person