Alec Hinecker ParadigmLast changed 9/29 1:53P EDT
Debate fast, have fun, I will do my best to make decisions.
Speaking: Speaking style is important; however, it does NOT require sacrificing speed. Being fast can be important, especially in debate. It’d be easiest if you were as clear as possible, or else it makes things harder on me. It also helps with speaks - I will start at 28.5 and work my way up and down.
Cross-ex: yelling, being annoying, or acting like a turd sandwich - all suck ass to watch. Make arguments and answer questions - if there is something unclear I will speak up or ask questions. CX ends when the buzzer beeps.
Rebuttals: I will give more thought to genuine smart analysis and card comparison. 2NRs/ARs that lack comparison between evidence and impacts will be less likely to win.
Tech v. Truth: both are important. If someone conceded a DA they concede it. However, if you’re going for a link argument that just isn’t true even if it’s conceded, I will be less likely to vote for that argument; truth is important to some degree with specific arguments.
Case: if you make the right arguments it helps a lot, a good case debate is the best. Highly undervalued in debate. You shouldn’t ignore it. Also, I think judges give way to much leeway on case for the aff, a DA and case strategy can work. Killing a case can boost speaks.
Counter plans: Perms don’t make any sense unless they solve the net benefit, or if the NB links to the CP. Intrinsic and Severance perm theory aren’t voters, but are reasons why rejecting the perm solves. A good cp will make the debate easier. You can also check my thoughts for other opinions on which CPs are legit. Judge kick is implied in condo, I believe that absent the aff giving good reasons why I shouldn't judge kick, I will.
Disadvantages: They're fine. If your DA doesn’t make any sense though, I will be more willing to believe aff arguments.
Kritiks: I don’t know every K lit, I went for the K, and it can be strategic. Explain your links and impacts, why the alt solves or why it doesn’t need too, and just make sense. Be clean.
Kritikal affs: they are fine and good. To vote for a kritikal aff, 1) I must know what it does, and 2) why this discussion is good/outweighs. I do tend to lean policy, just based off experience - keep that in mind.
Framework: not much different than T honestly, just win an impact and why it outweighs.
T: awesome, just make sense. Competing interps is probably better than reasonability, and reasonability I see best as an "we meet" modifier. Do your impact work, please.