CX Debate


• TEAM - 2nd Place

*Cross Examination (CX) Debate is about advocacy. Webster’s Dictionary defines advocacy as speaking or writing in support of something. An advocate is someone defending or promoting an issue or position. When you debate, you advocate adoption of the debate resolution through implementation of your affirmative case or you defend a negative strategy as being the best in the round. Through advocacy, you appeal to the judge by offering evidence and argumentation to support your position. It is important to be the best advocate under these circumstances. It is even more important to learn the process of advocacy because after debate, students have the rest of their lives to live, and the skills learned from debate will be invaluable.