"Why is homework necessary?" "Why do we have assigned seats?" "Why can’t we talk? " "Why can’t we tattoo our bodies using board markers?" "Why?" "Why?" "Why?" People are naturally inquisitive and sometimes quite spirited "know-it-alls." Use your natural talent of arguing and challenging authority to voice your opinions freely and dynamically. Debating enables you to express yourself, think strategically and persuade others. Great debaters select a topic and take a stand, research and gather facts, pick a moderator, ensure both sides take part, design opening and closing statements and reflect on what happened. Working cooperatively, brainstorm ideas and increase your understanding of other's views. Strengthen your self-confidence and prepare you for leadership in the real world.