Katelynn Warmblod ParadigmLast changed 11/16 9:28P EDT
I have high school extemp. experience and college parli debate experience.
Basic round guidelines:
-General courtesy towards other debaters. No personal attacks. Good sportsmanship greatly appreciated before, during, and after rounds.
-Be careful about making large scale claims about minority/marginalized groups, arguments need to be more general (i.e. people in x situation generally do y. NOT this group does y in x situation.). In my mind this is the easiest way to create a friendly and educational environment that doesn't exclude people or make them uncomfortable.
-Heavier on content than delivery, but delivery must be understandable, (i.e. slow enough to understand, If you do spread, I'll do my best to flow and follow the speech but if it's too fast, the arguments get dropped) have a sense of clarity, and some composure.
-Round clash is important
-Don't just read off the stats and references, make me care. Otherwise the numbers fall short.
-I will always be willing to give some form of feedback after the round if you ask. Depending on the time constraint, I will give a general round overview, key details that stood out, and/or answer any questions you may have.
-Post-rounding me will not change my mind.