Background: I did LD Debate for 4 years at Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, AZ. I debated for two years on the local circuit and two years on the national circuit. I am a third year undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in International Studies.

Speed: You can go as fast as you want as long as you are clear. Please be very clear in enunciating card names and taglines especially.

Having competed and judged on the national circuit, I am open to hearing all sorts of arguments. If theory or any pre-standards argument is run, it should be clear WHY the argument is prima facie or a priori, and why I should consider voting on it before I look to the substantive, standards-level debate and aff/neg constructives. The Aff and Neg can set whatever burdens they want for themselves or for their opponent. I don't really care about the "value" debate. Impacting back to standards is very important when making extensions (unless you don't have a criterion and only set up a burden for youself to meet, which is fine). When extending arguments, be clear in stating the argument, impact, link to standard, etc. Tell me how your arguments function in terms of the round. I also like when debaters weigh arguments.
So, make the decision easy for me by doing all of the above.