Negative (policy debate)

Negative (policy debate)
Part of the series
Policy Debate
Policy debate competitions

Inter-Collegiate policy debate

Structure of policy debate · Resolution

Constructive · Rebuttal · Prep Time
Evidence · Flow


Affirmative · Negative · Judge

Types of Arguments

Stock Issues · Case· Disadvantage
Counterplan · Kritik
Impact calculus · Topicality

Argumentative Concepts

Offense · Defense · Turn · Drop · Fiat

v · policy debate, the Negative (NEG) is the team which negates the resolution.

The negative team speaks second and second to last. They give four speeches:

  • First negative constructive (1NC)
  • Second negative constructive (2NC)
  • First negative rebuttal (1NR)
  • Second negative rebuttal (2NR)


See also