Flowing in Policy Debate

Flowing in Policy Debate


Flowing simply describes the process of taking notes in the debate. It was invented in the 1970s as a way to keep track of the flow of arguments across the debate and it is based on the idea of a flow used in computer programming – how the commands and inputs trigger different reactions by the computer, the same way arguments should trigger different reactions (responses) by debaters.

For example

Contention I – Equality

Education inequality now ---> education inequality decreasing (response)
School choice reduces inequality --> school choice increases inequality (School choice disproportionately benefits . . .

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