top of page

What is Manner, Matter & Method?

Updated: Feb 7, 2022

Manner, Matter and Method are the three main components of debating. Manner usually accounts for 40% of a team’s score, Matter for another 40% and Method for 20%.

Matter is the content and structure of the speech,

Manner is the way it is presented, and

Method is teamwork and the approach a team takes to the topic.