Madeleine Karydes ParadigmLast changed 3/3 3:32P PDT
Bottom line, convince me! I never competed in debate - I'm a speech person first and foremost - but I love the passion and intellectual engagement this activity creates. A couple of points that will help me better evaluate you:
- Please tagline and signpost! Make it easy for me to flow. Clearly state your contentions, subpoints, etc.
- Don't spread - you can talk relatively quickly, just not top speed. (Feel free to time yourself in round.)
- Links and impact are important, so try not to drop things on the flow (I won't fill them in for you); tie it up for me. That goes for everything; make your own case for what frameworks/evidence I should be weighing as most important and why.
- On that note, it's your responsibility to explain what violations happen and why they do or do not impact the round.
Most of all, be kind to each other, be passionate, and have fun! Forensics is a constructive and positive space, and in the light of current events please remember to take care of yourselves and speak your truth. If you have any questions or concerns, ask me.