Genevieve Hackman ParadigmLast changed 10/13 12:53P EDT
University of Kentucky ‘20
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Disad and case is awesome, more case analysis that is smart will be rewarded in points. I think smart and specific counterplans are cool. Process counterplans usually are annoying and bad but that relies on the AFF being able to explain the reasons that is true. The more specific and in grounded in the literature your CP is, the less likely I am to care about theory.
I think a limited topic is good and care immensely about the comparison of one version of the topic to another when it comes to T. If you cannot explain coherently what the difference between the two topics are, I am much less likely to care about your very abstract appeals to the notion of limits or ground.
I judge K's as I would any other argument - I think they need to have a clearly explained link, internal link, impact, and alternative. I default to being a policymaker unless I am convinced I should do something else. Being more specific about the topic is far better than some random backfile check about Baudrillard. You should explain your arguments, saying words that vaguely refer to a concept does not constitute defending it as an argument.
I have found myself voting both ways in framework debates, but am usually persuaded by the benefits of clash, procedural fairness, etc. However, I think I find myself voting aff most often when the aff has a well articulated impact turn to the resolution that beats the topical version of the aff. I generally find that if you defend that the direction of the resolution is a good idea, having a very concrete defense of why defending the resolution itself is bad is going to be the crucial focal point of the debate. Clash is a terminal impact.
Things I believe that you can convince me I am wrong about with enough debating:
conditionality is good
judge kick is good
the politics disad is a barren wasteland
fiat is good
death is bad (I will consider this a reason to vote you down and give you a 0)
Misc Quirks/Things that could impact points:
I will take you asking the team for a doc that only has cards they read after the speech as a sign that you cannot flow and will assign points accordingly. There are egregious examples of documents in which this is acceptable, but that is rare.
Be efficient about your time: don't waste time between ending prep and giving a speech
Time your own speech and prep
My facial expressions are likely unrelated to the things you are saying. The only emotion you should assume I have is tired.
Evidence ethics (out of context? straw-person? lied about quals? cut in middle of paragraph?) should be debated out like any other theory argument. Claiming you said words you did not say is an L.
Being racist, sexist, violent, etc. in a way that is immediately and obviously hazardous to someone in the debate = L and 0. My role as educator > my role as any form of disciplinarian, so I will err on the side of letting stuff play out - i.e. if someone used gendered language and that gets brought up I will probably let the round happen and correct any ignorance after the fact. This ends when it begins to threaten the safety of round participants. Where that line is is entirely up to me.