Samuel Duby Paradigm
Last changed 26 January 2016 3:55 PM EST
Coached at Northland 2007-2011 won a bunch of stuff
Got 3rd place at TOC in 2003
Now I'm 31 work in finance have a wife and a cat.
I didn't flow much when I debated judged or coached so can't imagine that's changing this weekend.
I think the AFF needs to explain why the US is better (however you define that) with a ban on private ownership of handguns and then the negative gets to have a competing advocacy.
I will not vote on theory/T unless the abusiveness of the position is crystal clear. Your opponent dropping the B subpoint on the 7th response won't win by ballot.
I will do my best to evaluate performance based arguments but I feel they invite subjectivity. So when you tell me your story, there's a definite chance I won't find it compelling.
When I coached, I felt most comfortable with positions that were utilitarian in nature. If your strategy is to have 5:15 of framework and then extend one dropped sentence, best of luck to you but I'm not your ideal judge.
I think I'd be a good judge for debaters who have spent a lot of time researching the empirical studies behind this topic and are interested in demonstrating a strong knowledge of the topic literature along with a creative advocacy.
Feel free to ask as many questions as you want before the round.
Feel free to ask as many questions as you want after round.
*In high school I went 4-2 at Emory three times and never broke. If you deserve to break my speaker points will not stand in your way.
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