Thursday, November 29, 2007


Political Debate: These debates occur on TV. The purpose is to get their ideas out, gain more followers and to get more votes to win an election. It helps arrive at a better decision, because we then can decide who we agree or disagree and who we feel will do their job to its full potential. The debate is structured, which allows the candidates to get the same amount of time making it unbiased or it is set up in a way that makes it an equal chance for the candidates.

School Debate: These obviously occur in school. The purpose of these is to allow people to get out their opinions and to make an impact on others. It allows both sides to be productive, yet it can be either structured or unstructured. When it is structured everyone gets a say in and if it’s unstructured the teacher or one student would probably take over the debate.

Family Debates: These may occur anywhere, but most likely at home. There are many purposes for these debates, such as: what will happen on a vacation, what will we spend any extra money on, how to give each person an equal amount of time with the car, how much free time can you have before doing homework, and so on. This helps arrive a better decision for the family as a whole, and what will make life a bit less stressful. These debates are sometimes structured and sometimes unstructured. When it’s structured it makes the decision making process extremely nice, but when it’s unstructured it may just be our mom taking over in the end.

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