Evan Li ParadigmLast changed 4/30 4:46P EDT
My name is Evan and I debated for Lexington High School in LD. I mainly competed on the national circuit.
-You will get great speaks if you prioritize efficiency + clarity > speed and do tons of impact calc
-You will not get good speaks if your arguments are blippy. Some debaters confuse being "tech" with making short arguments that have zero warranting.
-Tricks are a coin toss. There is about 10 percent chance I'll understand it. If you are in the other 90 percent, even if an apriori is straight dropped I will not vote on it.
-Words like "reasonability", "competing interps", and "role of the ballot" are starting to lose their meaning. Make sure you clearly explain the implication of all arguments you are making.
-I will try to default to paradigms implicitly assumed by both debaters. For example, if the 1AR reads "condo is a voter" without paradigm issues and the 2NR only reads a counterinterp, both debaters assume 1AR theory is a voting issue. However, if the 2NR points out the 1AR failed to explain the impact of theory, I'll disregard the 1AR theory shell.
-I strongly value open-mindedness.
-No ad homs or arguments that are blatantly discriminatory