Lexi Oatman ParadigmLast changed 2/19 4:04P CDT
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Debated at Blue Valley West HS (2010-2012)
Debated at Blue Valley Southwest HS (2012-2014)
Assistant coach for BVSW (2014-2018)
Assistant coach at Lansing High School (2018-current)
~~I agree with Jamie Welch's view on prep and took this from her paradigm~~ i.e. debates are taking too long so here are things I consider as prep
--- Asking for a "marked doc" and "which cards did you not read?"
--- Answering CX questions after the timer goes off. I will give you a 5 second grace period, but just sit down. If someone didn’t plan enough time to receive an answer then that’s their fault. If you genuinely want an answer to your question, you can take prep for it.
-unless otherwise argued, judge kick is okay
-I will only do evidence comparison if explicitly told to in the debate. Please don't just say you're inserting a card. Read your ev, call for me to read it at the end of the round if you think the round should be decided based on it etc.
-Dropped arg is a true arg as long as the warrant is extended
-I believe that affs should be in the direction of the topic
-disclosure is good
More specific arguments-
-Whatever you decide to run, just apply it to the round you're in. I've been in too many debates recently where everyone is just throwing around buzz words but not applying it to the context of the round. This same point applies to the aff in the context of the perm debate (i.e. how does the perm function why is it a better option etc). I don't care what you read just contextualize it.
-I don't think that a link of omission is a link. My threshold is pretty high for this so if you do so feel compelled to go for this argument, just know you will need to dedicate a lot of time to it.
-I like to see a lot of work done on the alt debate in the block. I need to see clear arguments as to what the world of the alt looks like and why the alt solves better than the aff.
-I think fairness is more an internal link than it is an impact. (i.e. fairness is an internal link to topic education, clash, etc)
-In addition to framework there needs to be some sort of argument to indict the aff's methods. In rounds where this doesn't happen by the neg, I find the aff's argument to weigh the impacts more compelling. Read arguments as to why their theory is wrong.
-Competing interps over reasonability. Doesn't mean I don't vote on reasonability but I don't think enough teams do the work explaining what exactly would being reasonably topical look like in context to the roundor how voting on reasonability solves the impacts.
-Limits are universally good.
-You should slow down
-T-USFG is more persuasive to me than a framework arg.
-should be textually and functionally competitive with the aff
-I think the top of the 2NC/1NR should be explaining what the cp is or how it is different from the aff.