Addison Schlatter ParadigmLast changed 9/21 2:39P CDT
Blue Valley North 2013-2017
I haven't debated in a long time, and I don't know anything about this years topic so ~please~ keep that in mind.
General: For the most part I prefer if I can articulate what you're actually saying, but as long as I can understand the tags you're probably fine. If you go faster than I can understand I can't guarantee everything will make it on the flow, so especially make sure to emphasize arguments that aren't in speech docs or are particularly important/ you think should decide the round. I think the way you treat your opponents and partner in round is way more important than the fake arguments you're making, if you're rude I'll drop you its not that deep
Evidence quality: I'm not gonna care about this unless you tell me I should.
Topicality: I probably won't vote on this unless the aff is a really blatant violation of the topic.
Plan-less Affs & FWK: I am very policy oriented, your aff needs to defend a plan text.
DA: I like good, recent uq cards and specific links. Make sure to impact it out. I'll probably vote on a disad before anything else.
CP: I like counter plans a lot. I'll listen to anything, you might just have to do more analysis because its been a while.
Theory: Probably don't unless theres a good reason. Don't assume I know the jargon I default to rejecting the argument before the team.
K: I'm the least comfortable here. The easiest way for you to win the round is to NOT make critical arguments, but if thats literally the only thing you do at least take things slow for me. Have clear, coherent analysis and keep it light on jargon. You have to have an legitimate link and you must have a viable alt. As the aff, honestly all you have to do to beat a K in front of me is prove that they don't have one or both of those things.
In general: Tell me exactly why I'm going to vote for you at the end of the round, you'll be much happier with the ballot and my rfd.
Misc: Dropped arguments are true. I appreciate full speech docs with all your ev and arguments, it will be better for you on the flow. If you have questions about how I'll react to specific arguments please ask them before round so neither of us are surprised when you make them.