Harrison Schlossberg ParadigmLast changed 2/17 7:58P EDT
I competed in public forum debate for 4 years at Poly Prep, coached Lake Mary Prep last year and I currently coach for Poly Prep.
Tech > Truth
Don't read blippy turns in rebuttal and then blow the argument up later in the round.
Do comparative weighing, and also tell me why your evidence is better if there is conflicting evidence.
If I call for evidence and it's miscut you'll get low speaks.
The two easiest ways to my ballot -> 1) clean, unresponded to offense from either case or rebuttal 2) offense with thorough, well developed warranting if there's a lot of ink on that argument.
Basically, I don't want to have to work through messy arguments that don't end up making much sense when I'm making my decision. To make my life even easier weigh the arguments you go for well, don't just throw out the words "scope," "magnitude," etc.