Policy Debate/Stock Issues

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The meat of a policy debate comes from the stock issues. To easily remember the stock issues, debaters often use the acronym "SHITS."

Significance 
How significant is the problem that you are trying to remedy through your interpretation of the resolution?
Hegemony 
Inherency 
What is inherent in the status quo that prevents your problem from already being solved?
Topicality 
Does your case fall within the topic? Does your case meet the parameters of the resolution?
Solvency 
Does your plan actually solve the problem?