Ed Digges ParadigmLast changed 11/19 4:38P EDT
I am the judge/coach/parent for the Stone Ridge team and have been judging for over 7 years on the local and national level.
I am very traditional. Presentation and sign posting are very important. Strike me if you feel the need to speak slightly faster than normal conversation, run a K, or multiple T shells. If I don't understand you, you didn't say it. I prefer quality over quantity and I believe that policy debate DOES NOT belong in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Let me repeat: If I didn't understand you, you didn't say it!
--> It is also very important that you sign post on your opponent's case, I want you to summarize what you are going to say and where on the flow you are going to say it before you say it.
If you want to win a round with me the most important part is crystallization. Just a summary at the end of your speech saying what you arguments are, why they stand, and why you win is enough for me.