The ability to perceive, articulate and evaluate arguments is not only the  essence of democracy and liberal society but is also vital to the development of an engaged  and ethical individual.In a debate or rhetoric, students voluntarily engage in an activity that reaps significant intellectual benefits and rewards academic skills: quick thinking, listening, coherence and ultimately respecting individual opinions.The Literary and Debate Club provides an arena where the intellectual and social goals align to mould an informed young individual.