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June 18, 2013 > Debate Club standardizes scoring

Debate Club standardizes scoring

Submitted By Ritu Khurana

Fremont based Bay Area Debate Club wants to make DEBT score a standard benchmark in competitive debating nationwide. Club founder Ritu Khurana said she hopes to see many debate tournaments in the coming years use DEBT ranking as a method of standardizing assessment of debating skills among students. Each participant is assigned a unique DEBT ID and his/her DEBT score is evidence of a speaker's strength in debating.

Debaters gain or lose points based on debate results and opponent ranking. A debate tournament, organized by India Community center in collaboration with Bay Area Debate Club, using DEBT ranking was held June 1, 2013 at India Community Center Milpitas. Students from private and public elementary and middle schools throughout the Bay Area including Weibel Elementary, Stratford Middle, Horner Jr. High, Gale Ranch and others participated in the tournament.

Bay Area Debate Club offers basic and advanced public speaking and debate classes as well as workshops; the club also hosts debate and speech tournaments. For more information, visit:

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