The first year class I am taking this semester requires me to participate in a debate...I think in my lifetime I have completed two debates. One in middle school regarding euthanasia and one in high school regarding Hamlet...And my tactics have always been picking apart arguments and saying very passionate statements. However, all of a sudden real debates aren't about yelling at your opponent or making it blatantly obvious that they are complete morons. No, you have to remain cordial and unphased...a major problem for me.
And to wrap this all up, I am debating the Enbridge Pipeline issue currently all over the news. I'm sure you're thinking to yourselves, "easy peasy" well no you are indeed incorrect because I am arguing in FAVOUR of said pipeline going through forests and Aboriginal communities and destroying life as we know it. I just can't quite wrap my head around how I am going to debate this topic at all...let alone win or even get a good grade.