Chetan Reddy ParadigmLast changed 10/28 4:28P CDT
I graduated from Plano West in 2017.
GENERAL: Tech over truth, but there's a line. Warrant your arguments well. I won't default, ever.
Speed: Go for it, but be clear. There's a difference between quality technical debate and card dumping.
Speaks: Usually pretty high. Strategy and quality argumentation matter more to me than persuasive speaking. Higher if you're funny.
Extensions: Second rebuttal does not need to respond to defense from first rebuttal, but must respond to turns. First summary does not need to extend defense that isn’t frontlined in the first rebuttal. Defense is sticky. Extensions need to have a clear citation, and short crystallization of the warrant AND impact before I can vote on it. I'll give you marginal offense with a poorly extended impact, but no offense from a poorly extended warrant.
Warrants: The first time you warrant an argument, I will take that as your warrant. This doesn't mean that I will vote for an argument with poor warrant extension, but if the first time you provide/explain the warrant is not in the first speech you read the argument, I will not consider the argument.
Progressive Debate: Do it well.
If all else fails, I’ll answer specific questions before round.