K Aff or Soft Left? in Help Me... Posted June 5, 2019 · Report reply Sorry I forgot to turn notifications on for this, so I'm seeing this after a good while, but thanks for the advice. I guess bias does differ according to each judge, but I have to say that I wouldn't necessarily want to run one aff the whole year, so I guess it's a possibility. On 5/16/2019 at 12:47 AM, icwDS said: For K affs, I think you need to be counter defining words of the resolution in the 2AC and really just win a high level of defense: Let them read their DAs, CPs whatever too. I don’t think there’s much of a difference between the good kind of soft left aff and this kind of K aff, except obviously topicality. So really unless you care about the K and genuinely want it to be the point of discussion then read it, but otherwise if you just want to win, then I’m not sure that’s the best reason to read a K aff because at that point you’re just avoiding clash on purpose and that’ll never help you get better. You said you were a novice but won’t run a hard right aff because it links to everything. That’s a bad reason to not run it because you’re only gonna be in your second year of debate so having debates with tons of clash can only help you become better, which in turn will lead to more wins. I will say though, I am from a primarily policy school so maybe im biased. Anyway, hope this helps, and I’ll see you at Michigan this summer I think the idea of letting them read DAs and CPs on a K aff is an interesting take, I did think about that but I'm not 100% exactly what that looks like absent "We the People" We Meet arguments. I guess I'm just kind of afraid I'll be roasted by my coaches for reading a hard right aff because I kinda like policy more than Ks but it's really hard to win heg good when all your opponents run is Ks lol. Anyways, thanks again.