III. Measuring Growth in Content-based Knowledge
As previously mentioned, a severe lack of funding for debate programs often leaves students with insufficient resources to learn about the formalities of a competitive debate space. The third objective of this clinic was to teach students about the most basic, fundamental parts of policy debate. This was done through a series of lectures and seminars covering much of the content on this website, including the format of a round, the types of arguments in policy debate, and resolution-specific discussions. Surveys included identical 8-question multiple-choice pre- and post-tests. We saw a significant improvement in scores from the first sitting of the test to the second.