John Robe ParadigmLast changed 12/14 2:53P MDT
Hi! I'm a very TAB judge, who's relatively new at judging debate; however I have a good amount of experience with Policy and PF as I did those two events as varsity in High School, taking state for Policy.
For Policy debate, I will judge Aff on their holding up of the stock issues (DA, Solvency, Harms, Inherency, Topicality). If AFF drops at least one stock issue, they will lose the round. I will judge contentions based on the cards presented (w/ author/date credibility), effectiveness of arguments, and number of cards and contentions flowed through. At the end of the round, the stock issues win/loss will be determined based on how many arguments flow through to the end.
I understand spewing/spreading, and I understand the reasoning behind it. BUT; if you spew/spread please ensure you slow down on the header of each card and contention, otherwise I may miss your argument and not get it flowed on my paper. If you're spewing too fast, and aren't clear on your points just know that I might miss something (and for policy you don't want your judge to miss something).