Topicality is an extremely in depth concept that seems simple on the surface, but gets more complicated the more you know about it.


Learning Topicality

Topicality is something that all debates have in common - whether they are value or policy debate. Topicality is used by the Negative, and then has to be defended by the Affirmative. The best way to learn topicality would be to watch the power point, and then look at the handouts to supplement that knowledge.

When to use it

Topicality Power Point - Watch to learn how to use this tool in your debate rounds

Topicality Handouts

  • I meet card - the wording for how to combat Topicality arguments in round.

  • Topicality Handout - How to use Topicality and what it is/means/some of the language regarding T.