Arik Mendelevitz ParadigmLast changed 12/17 11:37A CDT
I debated policy and then switched to LD on the national circuit as part of GBN's team and have since coached policy at various high schools across the country. I can handle any speed, as long as its clear and you slow down tags. I have a philosophy degree focusing on language, ethics, and political philosophy. This means that I have likely read most of your authors and that if you want to run moralistic based arguments or Ks in front of me, make sure to do them well. In my opinion the most important thing in an argument is its warrants. Thus, if you fail to mention the "why" when extending, I'm going to have a hard time evaluating your argument. As long as you do this, I don't care whether you run personal narratives, bring a painting into the room for your K, etc.
If you have me as a judge, please run interesting arguments. This doesn't mean I'll be more likely vote for you, but it will make it more fun for everyone. However, don't do this at the expense of running good arguments you know you can win with.