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I debated for four years at Lindale High School and now debate at Baylor University. I have had lots of technical policy debates as well as a litany of debates about theories of power, resistance, and methodology. I will listen to whatever arguments you choose to present in the debate, provided they are not offensive or rhetorically violent.
I generally start deciding debates by evaluating relative offense vs. defense. The importance of offense is determined by whatever impact calculus or role of the ballot has been provided and can be drastically be mitigated by whatever defense is won. I can be convinced to evaluate the debate differently or vote on arguments that have been framed as prior, but absent explicit instruction, this is likely how I will evaluate your debate.
Cards should be read, not 'inserted into the debate' (including any re-cutting of opponent's evidence).
I think the 2nr and 2ar should isolate the important arguments they think they are winning and spend a good amount of time framing those arguments in the context of the other team's position. Debates that are spread too thin often require lots of intervention on my part and will result in decreases in speaker points.
I think for the most part counterplans should have a solvency advocate but that's certainly a debate to be had. If your counterplan is theoretically 'eh' then be sure to spend time on that flow specifically establishing where you think you're generating competition. Most theory is a reason to reject the argument unless I'm explicitly instructed otherwise (a 2 second "reject the team to set a precedent" at the bottom of your block isn't what I'm talking about).
Disads are more persuasive with aff specific link evidence but I'm all here for block spin and contextualization. Impact comparison and analysis is the most important part of this flow and should be where you start directing my decision in these debates.
In topicality debates I usually default to competing interpretations but can definitely be persuaded otherwise. There doesn't have to be in round abuse but you should explain to me why the offense specific to your interpretation applies to how all debates on this topic would take place.
In K debates, it's important to me that you spend time instructing me as to what kind of offense I should be prioritizing and what impacts I should be assigning the most importance to. Be sure to spend a substantial amount of time explaining and framing the alternative for me, but I'm also willing to vote on just the link and impact or presumption claims if that's your 2nr move.
I enjoy K affs as well as framework debates and would prefer for both teams to explain to me what debate looks like under their model/interpretation but am also willing to vote on 'debate bad' and straight impact turn strategies.