Christopher Sun ParadigmLast changed 11/8 1:16P EDT
Glenbrooks Update: I’m not that familiar with this topic, so if you have an in-depth substance debate you’ll have to explain yourself more than you usually would.
I debated for Millburn High School in NJ for four years and got four TOC bids.
I’ll vote for any argument I understand that has a warrant that coherently justifies the claim/impact. Debate is your activity and I don’t care about what arguments you make, but I’m probably better at evaluating theory, tricks, and framework than a K or LARP debate. I’m not going to pretend that I’m equally capable of evaluating every argument out there, although I’ll certainly try my best. That said, if I'm judging you, read whatever is most strategic/what you’re comfortable with and certainly don’t change what you normally read – I actually don't care at all what you read, I'm just letting you know this for your prefs.
- Repeating the claim of an argument is enough for an extension. For important arguments, spend more time explaining their impacts.
âƒ Like I mentioned above, I’m not the best judge for a K/LARP debate. I’m reasonably familiar with the gist of most Ks and read a decent number of critical positions when I debated, so just slow down and explain more than usual.
âƒ I’d prefer if you’re honest in the round and answer straightforwardly in CX – e.g. if someone asks you if there are presumption triggers are in the AC, just tell them.
âƒ Compiling the speech doc counts as prep, flashing doesn’t
Defaults: if no arguments are made on these issues, I’ll use these defaults:
âƒ Truth testing
âƒ Fairness is a voter, theory is drop the argument, T is drop the debater
âƒ Competing interps, won’t gut check for reasonability
âƒ No RVIs, only counterinterps trigger RVIs
- I’ll evaluate embedded clash if explicit clash is irresolvable
Speaker Points: I’ll try to average a 28.5 and vary them based on strategy, efficiency, and to a much lesser degree, argument quality and how enjoyable you make the round to judge. I won't change them based on what debate style you prefer - when I debated, I didn't like reading what I was uncomfortable with because I thought a specific judge would otherwise give me lower speaks. I’ll say clear/slow/loud as many times as necessary. Don’t be mean or rude, e.g. don’t spread or read tricks/theory/Ks against novices.
Have fun! Debate is a great activity, and it’s better when everyone is relaxed and has a good time. Feel free to ask me questions before the round if I’m missing anything here.