is about developing your communication skills. It is about assembling and organizing effective arguments, persuading and entertaining an audience, and using your voice and gestures to convince an adjudicator that your arguments outweigh your oppositions. Debating is not about personal abuse, irrational attacks or purely emotional appeals.
There are two sides in the debate: the proposition side and the opposition side. The proposition team makes a case for the motion. The opposition team opposes the case made by the proposition team, using direct and indirect refutation.