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About "Preseason: Introduction to Policy Debate"
This preseason material was released in July 2018. It gives a foundational understanding of this particular event that Monument specializes in. To receive more preseason (and free) material, visit our Preseason and Free Material page.
Policy debate is the oldest format of high school debate, its origins dating back to the 1930’s. Depending on the league or region you are competing, this format is referred to as team-policy, cross-examination debate, CX, and (as I prefer to call it) just plain policy. This preseason document introduces you to the most exciting competitive event of Policy Debate.
- Simple Explanation of Policy Debate
- Reasons for Policy Debate
- The Structure of Policy Debate
- Leagues and Resolutions for Season 19
- Resources for Members
- Sample Download
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Coach Jeub is owner and lead publisher of Monument Publishing. He has been coaching since the mid-90s as well as providing the leading source material for speakers and debaters in multiple leagues. Mr. Jeub currently coaches speech and debate at Monument Academy where he also teaches 7th grade English, and he runs a Patreon page for his most recent writing projects.