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Please subject the email "Tournament Name -- Round # -- Aff School AF vs Neg School NG"
She/her/hers… also good with they/them
Hey I’m Neda Bahrani and I am a current sophmore at UC Berkeley. I used to debate Lincoln Douglas/Policy Debate with Dougherty Valley for 5 years. During my time on the team I was Policy Captain for DV and mentor our middle school team. I have competed in both LD and policy style debate through out high school as well as attended camps like CNDI and TDI.
I agree with almost all of Kabir Dubey, Julian Kaffour, Magi Ortiz , Savit Bhat’s Paradigm/Judging philosophy
Number your arguments PLEASE
Don’t be offensive. Debate is a game, and supposed to be fun, so don’t take yourself too seriously.
Tech > truth. BUT true arguments are better arguments.
Tricks/Spikes - just no. I won’t flow these.
Friv theory - also a no for me
3 + condo = bad (for LD)
5 + condo = bad (for policy)
You can also refer to my teammate, Savit Bhat’s paradigm if you would like more info than this ^.
Top Level Preferences:
I’m good with anything as long as you do link level analysis and impact out everything. Winning the thesis of your K, your aff, your affirmative, or even your violation is not enough for me to vote for you.
1 - Policy/T
1 - K’s/ K affs
2 - Phil (actual phil, ie nc’s)
3 - Theory
4 - Strike for tricks
1 - Topic Ks
1 - Security
2 - Set Col
3 - Identity Ks
4 - Anthro/Humanism
5 - Cap
6 - Pomo (Pomo’s are 6 for a reason, don’t pref me just bc “she likes Ks”)
I do enjoy a good K debate. On neg the K winning a turns case, solves case, or some impact ow arg is something I usually like to vote for. I dislike when the alt is intangible and cannot be the intricacies cannot be articulated in cross. You should be able to answer the question “What does the alt look like in the real world?”
This was the style of debate I primarily debated throughout high school. I usually went for “edgy” pics like the asteroids pic, womxn pic, etc. So yeh love those. Honestly at the end of the day it comes down to impact calc and whether you did it and answered the line by line. I like GOOD arguments. My team, throughout highschool, has always produced a really high quality of cards and affirmatives, and that is something I have come to appreciate as I start judging. I hate opening the doc and scrolling through and just being like, “oof this is just a bad aff.” Because those bad arguments are just easily beatable.
If your opponent requests a lay round and it's a ggsa tournament or a "usually" lay tournament you should default lay. However, if your opponent requests a lay round and you are entered in Var TOC at an invitational, I am completely okay with you saying "I won't go fast." That is sufficient for me.
If it is a lay round, I look to who does the most impact weighing.
At the end of the day, be nice and have fun. Debate means more than just your wins and loses.