Policy Debate Paradigm:

I'm a Policy Maker unless I'm told otherwise in round.

1. I debated for Sheboygan South.
2. I was a policy debater in high school for 3 years. I have also done Congressional Debate and [[#|forensics]] for 3 years. I have not judged any rounds on the topic this year, but I have judged Varsity at the NCFL Grand National Tournament last year and judged a few in state rounds last year as well.
3. I have been involved in the activity for about 5 years now. I am currently a sophomore in [[#|college]], so I am not a first-year out.
4. Speed is fine. If you are unclear, I will say something. Do not speak fast if you are not [[#|clear]]. If you [[#|continue]] to be unclear, I will not flow. [[#|Open]] Cross-Ex is fine with me.
5. I like debate that is well thought out. Just do the strategy you think is best against the opponent you are facing.
6. I am not a huge fan of topicality and usually put no vote on it unless the plan is actually untopical and there is in round abuse. Potential abuse is not enough.
7. I'm fine with any kind of counterplan as long as it is explained clearly what exactly they do.
8. I'm ok with Kritiks. Be sure to explain them very well. I weigh different kind of impacts based on what is presented in the round. I prefer real world impacts, but if I'm told to vote on something else, I will if it is argued well enough.
9. I'm ok with conditionality and negation theory.
10. My background with theory is not as strong as one would perhaps like, but I can follow it. I don't like it that much, but if you want to have a theory debate, don't let me stop you.

Basically, I am ok with anything as long as it applies to the round and is explained well. Do the work to prove why your position is better. Line by line is great. If you have more specific questions, you can ask me.


Lincoln-Douglas Paradigm

1. See number 1 for policy.
2. I have no experience with LD debate. I have not debated it nor have I judged it.
3. See number 3 for policy.
4. See number 4 for policy.
5.Since I have no experience judging LD, debate how you normally would want to debate. I feel like it is very important to explain your arguments well on both sides. You tell me why I should vote for you. A good line-by-line would really help.

If you have any questions, ask me