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WANT TO DEBATE FOR INDIA in 2017
Please register here to participate in Intellebate - The National English Debating Championships 2017... The perfect launchpad for trials to Team India 2017 at WSDC.
WSDC & Team India
The World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) is a truly global competition for high school debaters. The Championships take place each year in a different country, hosted by a national debating body. There are 66 pre-registered nations for WSDC 2016, including India.
Participation in World School Debates improves communication and critical reasoning skills of a student - qualities held in great esteem by leading universities of the world. To encourage students in India with a global outlook, a team of 5 debaters will be selected through an all India debate competition known as INTELLEBATE.
Team India Announced for WSDC 2016
After an intense battle of argument, wit and verbal jousting involving more than 1000 students across 20 cities, INTELLEBATE, powered by USA UnivQuest, finally announced the five winners of the National Debating Championship.
Team India 2016 at WSDC, Stuttgart, Germany
(Left to Right) Mr. Dhananjay Ashok, Mr. Aatmik Gupta, Mr. Kartik Tadepalli, Ms. Nudhara Yusuf and (Boy in Front) Mr. Hemanth Chakravarthy at World School Debating Championship 2016, Stuttgart, Germany
Team India Journey
The Journey of Team India in WSDC 2016, closed at its best ever performance. Team India was positioned 12th and lost it in the Octo-Finals (last 16) to New Zealand - Knock Out Rounds
The team faced 8 matches in preliminary rounds, where we won 6 of them, only defeated by Pakistan and South Africa. Thereafter defeated Mexico in Octo-Double round.
Dhananjay Ashok from Bangalore was selected as the 3rd Best Speaker and Kartik Tadepalli from Bangalore was selected as the 14th Ranking Speaker from ESL countries.
Team India – Ranked 12 at WSDC Germany
Dhananjay Ashok from Bangalore was selected as the 3rd Best Speaker from ESL countries at WSDC 2016, Stuttgart Germany
Kartik Tadepalli from Bangalore was selected as the 14th Ranking Speaker from ESL countries at WSDC 2016, Stuttgart Germany
Aatmik Gupta from New Delhi was the Best Debater at Intellebate National Finals from which Team India was chosen.
Nudhara Yusuf from Chennai was the member of the Winning Team at Intellebate National Finals from which Team India was chosen.
Hemanth Chakravarthy from Chennai was selected for Team India with a unanimous decision of the Judges at Intellebate National Finals from which Team India was chosen.
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Team India Selection
Team India for WSDC 2016 will be done by using three modes; Selection through Schools, Online Registration for Self Nomination and Walkin to our city office for Self Nomination... Click on the relevant pic for details...
Traits of Successful Debaters
World Schools Debate is a unique and dynamic form of debate that encourages debaters to focus on specified issues rather than debate theory or procedural arguments. This format of debating is highly interactive, allowing debaters to engage each other, even during speeches. It requires great team coordination, excellent articulation and in-depth quality argumentation. It has been found that students who are successful in the World School Debating format usually possess the following five traits; Knowledge about current events and history, Understanding of argumentation & philosophy, Persuasive speaking skill, Proficiency in research, Analytical, creative & astute thinking
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Importance of Knowledge & Research in Debating
For the prepared debates, students are expected to conduct a thorough research. Students should think about the quality of the evidence they find in books, peer-reviewed journals, newspaper articles, think tanks, and other resources. Any research shall have to pass the triple test of verifiability, authoritativeness, and credibility.
Impromptu motions are more difficult to research for due to limited time given for preparation - only one hour is allotted for preparation. In impromptu rounds, students must rely only on their own knowledge base as they cannot have prepared research files with them during their preparation time. To this end, it helps to keep up with world events by reading periodicals such as The Economist on a regular basis.
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