General Definition: A point of clarification is offered if the speaker has said something that the opponent missed or did not understand. See also “Points of Information“.
- Public Forum: Not used in PF, where “Crossfire” and “Grand Crossfire” are used for asking questions instead.
- World Schools Debate: see general definition.
- British Parliamentary: In BP, a point of clarification (POC) is offered in order to clarify part of the model. See also “Points of Information“. BP rules make no formal distinction between a POC and a POI, and speakers are not obliged to accept a POC. Taking a POC counts as taking a POI. Individual tournaments may differ on this, so you should check with the OrgCom and always listen closely to their briefing.
- Canadian National Debate Format: see general definition.