Flyer: The Benefits of Speech & Debate

The Benefits of Speech & Debate Flyer

Many coaches and teams utilize statistics regarding the benefits of Speech & Debate at team nights, parent nights, Board Meetings, meetings with school administrators, and more. Triumph Debate put together this handout that teams & coaches can pass out to students, parents, administrators and more. In order to download, simply right click the image below and hit “Save”!


McMath, A. (2016, August). Attitudes of advanced placement teachers 

toward debate: Meeting the 21st century critical-thinking needs of gifted secondary students.

Luong, M. (2000, November). Forensics and college admissions. Rostrum, 75(3), 5-6.

Matlon, R. J., & Keele, L. M. (1984). A Survey of Participants in the National Debate Tournament, 1947–1980. Argumentation and Advocacy, 20(4), 194–205. doi: 10.1080/00028533.1984.11951265

Sharpe, R. (1999, April 16). Beating the Ivy League Odds: Choosing ‘Angle’ Over Breadth.

Larson, E. W., & Fine, G. A. (2002). Gifted Tongues: High School Debate and Adolescent Culture. Contemporary Sociology, 31(1), 94. doi:10.2307/3089451
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One Comment on “Flyer: The Benefits of Speech & Debate”

  1. It’s good to know that you can get scholarships from 200 colleges by taking debate classes. My daughter was telling me last night about how she was thinking about taking debate classes, and she wanted to learn more information about the benefits it can provide for her. We’ll have to look into hiring a speech coach to help her since she’s never done it before. I’ll make sure to pass this information along to her so that she can know more about the benefits of taking debate.

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