Although I have been exposed to more progressive styles of LD and have judge more progressive styles of LD, a clear value and value criterion remains key to a strong debate. How will your value be obtained through your value criterion? Contentions should also clearly match or fit into your framework.

Debate is about effective communication. It is difficult for me to judge a debater if I cannot understand clearly the case you are presenting. That said, spreading and speed make this difficult for me. If I don’t understand what you say, I can’t flow your arguments.