Kayla Benson ParadigmLast changed 12/12 1:55P CST
Hi, I’m Kayla :)
debated 3 years at shawnee heights (surveillance, china, education)
current debater at wichita state (executive powers, space)
current assistant coach at wichita east
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*I am most familiar with policy style arguments but read what you want. All I ask is that you have a solvency mechanism and defend it through out the round.
*If you are problematic in round, I will drop your speaker points, and note it on the ballot.
*Don’t clip cards. In my mind that’s cheating, and you will lose.
*Tech Over Truth (in most instances)
*Easiest way to win my ballot is to have good claim-warrant-impact
*Clash is v important - I'm not a fan of when teams just read blocks, and don't engage the other team's arguments.
*Most importantly have fun (:
I think T debates are often underutilized in policy debates; it can be a strategic off case argument if executed properly. I usually default to competing interps; however, I am willing to vote on reasonability. If you are wanting me to vote on T it has to be the entire 2NR.
they are cool, but they must have a comprehensive story. I am more willing to vote on a specific link rather than a generic one. A good way to win this flow is to have a clear story and provide examples as to how the disad interacts with the case. Also, impact calc is important, esp in the 2NR.
I'm fine with almost every type of CP (not a fan of plan plus CP's), and I'm open to listen to any theory argument you may have on why that CP is a bad model of debate. If you don't have a clear net ben, I probably won't vote for the CP. I would also prefer if your planks had some sort of a solvency advocate.
I have run kritiks in the past, however I am not that familiar with a large majority of K lit. I am most comfortable with K’s such as cap/neolib and security, please don’t assume I know all of the mechanics of your K because I probably don’t. Feel free to read your K in front of me; however, there needs to be extensive analysis as to how the alt solves and how the aff links. Alt solvency in my mind is one of the most important components of the K. Blippy extensions of Alt don’t fly for me. Framework is important to a good K debate. And just like a da there needs to be a clear story that stays consistent throughout the round.
condo is almost always good, unless you can justify in-round abuse.