General Definition: A method of clarifying the debate into key areas and highlighting why the judge should vote a specific way.
- Public Forum: Commonly used. In PF, summary speeches should begin crystallizing the debate, with a majority happening in the final focus. .
- World Schools Debate: Commonly used. In WSD, reply speeches are responsible for crystallization.
- British Parliamentary: Commonly used. In BP, all speakers are responsible for some level of crystallization, although it is most important in whip speeches.
- Canadian National Debate Format: Commonly used. In CNDF, summary speakers should crystallize the debate.