Katherine Hutchison ParadigmLast changed 3/22 8:57A EDT
I was a PF debater in high school. I coached my debate team during my senior year of high school.
Don't spread... Just don't. This is PF, not Policy or LD. If you can't get across your arguments in the 4 or 2 minutes you have to give your speech then you aren't being concise enough. If I can't understand what you're saying you won't be able to claim that argument.
If you don't state a framework I will default to a cost-benefit analysis. If you and your opponent have competing frameworks then I expect you to tell me why I should use yours rather than your opponent's. YOU NEED TO WEIGH YOUR IMPACTS!!!
You are more than welcome to argue about topicality IF IT IS WARRANTED. If you effectively argue topicality I will drop that argument but you still have to rebut the rest of your opponent's arguments.
No. Just no. Don't run a counterplan and don't ask your opponent for a counterplan.