Frequently Asked Questions


How many students can be on a team?

The rules specify that teams can be composed of from 2 – 12 members. However, in our experience with such matters, 4-6 are usually ideal for this kind of work.


How do we know what topic to address?

You will have to do some research and find/select one. We will not give one to you. There are five themes specified by the Institute for Humane Education to guide you, however, and it would be nice if your topic addressed one of these themes.


Can we talk super fast like in some types of debate?

You may, but we advise against it. Your task is to be compelling, articulate and convincing. Super-fast talking will not accomplish any of these goals. We encourage you to use the best of public speaking skills.


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