National Speech and Debate Tournament

2018 — Fort Lauderdale, FL/US

Sean Conaway Paradigm

Lincoln Douglas

Your experience with LD Debate (check all that apply)

Current LD coach
Former LD competitor
Speech coach

How many years have you judged LD debate?

5

How many LD rounds have you judged this year?

21-30

What is your preferred rate of delivery?

/91 = Slow conversational style
9 = Rapid conversation speed
 

Does the rate of delivery weigh heavily in your decision?

 

Will you vote against a student solely for exceeding your preferred speed?

How important is the criterion in making your decision?

5
 

Do you feel that a value and criterion are required elements of a case?

N

Rebuttals and Crystallization

It is a major factor in my evaluation
 

Voting issues should be given:

Y
 

The use of jargon or technical language ("extend", "cross-apply", "turn", etc.) during rebuttals:

 

Final rebuttals should include:

 

Voting issues are:

How do you decide the winner of the round?

How necessary do you feel the use of evidence (both analytical and empirical) is in the round?

I decide who is the winner of the key argument in the round/91 = Not necessary
9 = Always necessary

Please describe your personal note-taking during the round

8

Additional remarks:

I keep a rigorous flow

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Times are times are times are times - they're really the only defined "rule" in Lincoln-Douglas. That being said, flex-prep is not a thing. Stopping prep time and then taking an extended amount of time to gather your things or jot that last flow note is not a thing. I am not a fan of abusing the time.