I debated (Policy, Student Congress) at Andover High School for four years (Education, Immigration, Weapons, CJR)
Currently the policy assistant for Andover High/debater at WSU.
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I am comfortable with any style of debate/speed in the round.
Impact Calc is usually the most important part of a debate round. If you don't tell me why your impacts outweigh your opponents I'm likely to vote for your opponent. With that being said, you don't have to spend more than 30 seconds on it.
Framework- Usually debates inevitably come down to competing models of debate. You need to be able to explain why your model of debate is best. I will vote for the framework that has the best impacts(obviously but just making sure I put it out there) I have voted for education before (with fairness as an IL) but I am comfortable voting for literally anything.
K- I am super comfortable with K's, just make sure you are able to explain the alt well. Explain the roll of the ballot and how the alt is able to function when I vote for a K, you know... the usual K things. I won't do the work for you when it comes to these types of arguments.
Theory- I love theory, but make sure you execute it properly. Not much else to say here, but if you have questions you can definitely ask me before the round begins.
T- I have voted for T in the past. I expect their to be competing interps when T is presented. Unless something is dropped or someone is outrageously not topical, I probably won't vote for it. I think with this years topic, a lot of teams are running effectually topical cases, I will vote for this if the argument is ran correctly. If you do by chance run a case that is effectually topical, don't fret, just explain why T isn't a voting issue or that you are reasonably close enough.
I have a lot of opinions on a lot of different arguments, but I will always defer to what is said in the round. I mentioned that I rarely vote for T, that doesn't mean that I will never, just that up to this point, the T arguments have been weak. I will vote for anything, my paradigm is only a suggestion of what I like to vote for. Just make the best arguments in the round and you will win the debate
Above all be nice to one another. That doesn't mean you can't be assertive just don't be mean, it's pretty simple. If you have any questions, just email me.