Reimagining Trichotomy: Part 2

Reimagining Trichotomy: Part 2

In October 2021, we published an article interrogating trichotomy, debate lingo for the classic tripartite categorization of resolutions as fact, value, or policy. Before you continue reading, make sure you revisit the original piece—this analysis depends on...
Reimagining Trichotomy

Reimagining Trichotomy

Debaters traditionally classify resolutions into three different categories—fact, value, and policy. Often called “trichotomy,” this three-pronged division conventionally unfolds as follows: Fact resolutions are “descriptive,” assessing “(scientifically) testable...