Amie Steele ParadigmLast changed 1/25 6:10P EDT
I've judged several debate tournaments over the past couple of years. I had the opportunity to judge at National's this past year. I'm familiar with most debate formats.
I'm good with speed, but not to the point that I can't understand you. If I can't understand you I'll simply put my pen down and stop flowing.
I like arguments that stick to the specific topic given, make sure you link arguments directly back to the resolution.
In PF do not bring up any plan or counter plan as it is against the rules.
I like strong evidence to back Up claims. I am an unbiased judge. I'm hoping to be convinced through strong evidence.
I love teams that are passionate about their case, however I don't like it when that passion turns to hostility against their opponents. I'm okay with a debate getting heated, let's just keep it civil.