I am the supportive wife of a new debate coach.
Although I didn’t know anything about debate until this year, I’ve been a judge for two tournaments,
and I have the following thoughts:

I don’t know what a kritik is or how I should judge it.

Topicality arguments will be listened to, but most aff’s will be considered topical.
(I guess I am a policy judge and not a stock judge)

Somehow you need to prove that you understand the cards that you read.
I tend to give the win to the team that shows the most understanding or is the most persuasive.

I like an open cross-ex, so tag team if you want, but the person at the table shouldn’t do most of the talking.