Policy Debate Terms Matching Worksheet

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Policy Debate Terms Race
Match the debate words on the left with the correct definition on the right.
Cross-Examination
Impact
Solvency
The negative offense strategy that
explains what problem will happen if the
plan is accepted.
The side of the debate that is for Active
Transportation Infrastructure
Development.
The part of the Affirmative Case that
explains what is going on in the world
today.
Uniqueness
The policy the affirmative team is
presenting to solve the problem at hand.
Preparation Time
The part of a debate round where a
debater is questioned about the speech
he/she just presented.
Harms
The part of a Disadvantage that explains
what is going on in the world right now.
Disadvantage
The side of the debate that is against
Active Transportation Infrastructure
Development.
Link
The part of a Disadvantage that explains
the bad things that will happen if the 1AC
plan happens.
Negative
The 5 minutes each team has to “spend”
to get ready for their speeches.
Plan
Affirmative
Inherency
The part of the Affirmative Case that
explains that the plan presented will solve
the problems that are stated in the
inherency and harms.
The part of the Affirmative Case that
explains the bad things that will happen if
the plan is not accepted.
The part of a Disadvantage that explains
how the 1AC case causes a change to the
uniqueness and leads to the impact.
Answer Key
Policy Debate Terms Race
Match the debate words on the left with the correct definition on the right.
Cross-Examination
Impact
Solvency
The negative offense strategy that
explains what problem will happen if the
plan is accepted.
The side of the debate that is for Active
Transportation Infrastructure
Development.
The part of the Affirmative Case that
explains what is going on in the world
today.
Uniqueness
The policy the affirmative team is
presenting to solve the problem at hand.
Preparation Time
The part of a debate round where a
debater is questioned about the speech
he/she just presented.
Harms
The part of a Disadvantage that explains
what is going on in the world right now.
Disadvantage
The side of the debate that is against
Active Transportation Infrastructure
Development.
Link
The part of a Disadvantage that explains
the bad things that will happen if the 1AC
plan happens.
Negative
The 5 minutes each team has to “spend”
to get ready for their speeches.
Plan
Affirmative
Inherency
The part of the Affirmative Case that
explains that the plan presented will solve
the problems that are stated in the
inherency and harms.
The part of the Affirmative Case that
explains the bad things that will happen if
the plan is not accepted.
The part of a Disadvantage that explains
how the 1AC case causes a change to the
uniqueness and leads to the impact.

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