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What are the elements of a good debate?


A debate can be a learning experience for all involved. Or, it can turn into a horrible session of anger and accusations, war of words, and hurtful criticism. What do you feel is needed for a successful debate?

 
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 3 years ago

    That is so true, Sheila -- if words and phrases are misunderstood due to lack of clarity in expressing, then trouble starts. Yes, everyone is giving very good answers here. Thanks for contributing, Sheila.