Policy Debate Tips and Links


How to do Policy Debate

Welcome to Policy Debate: The Basics

Speeches, Duties, and Times in a Debate

Bracketing, Citing, and Tagging Evidence

Making an affirmative case

Preparing for the Negative

Flowing Arguments

Refuting Arguments

Rebuilding your Arguments

Asking and answering Questions in Cross-Examination

Arguing disadvantages

Arguing counterplans

Arguing topicality

Arguing Kritiks

Electronic Debating


For Policy Debate Textbooks, go to the West Coast Web Page.