Paperless Debating General Guidelines:
- Paperless teams must have at least one working jumpdrive that is compatible with both mac and PC computers. This jumpdrive should be located before the 1AC or time to look for it will be considered prep time.
- All planned pieces of evidence must be jumped before the speech. Additional cards must be jumped at the end of the speech.
- Only pieces of evidence that the debater reasonably plans to read in the speech should be jumped (no jumping of entire aff or neg files). This evidence should be jumped in the order the debater intends to read it.
- Paperless debaters should mark cards during the speech and proactively offer to re-jump the marked speech at the end of the speech.
- There is no obligation to include analytical arguments in the speech doc.
- Planned permutations, counterplans or other arguments with texts should be included in the speech document offered to the other team.
- Reasonable time to jump speeches is not part of prep time so long as no debater is preparing for their speeches. Evident abuse of this rule will be deducted from prep time, as determined by the judge.
- At the end of the debate, debaters should not save the speeches jumped to them by their opponents without explicit permission.
- If the viewing computer malfunctions in some way during prep time, the time needed to rectify the situation should not be counted as prep time so long as neither team prepares for their speeches.
- If a paperless debater has a tech failure during their speech, the judge has discretion whether to stop the speech and give the debater a moment to rectify the situation or deduct prep time.

If the opponent has two computers:
- The paperless team must proactively offer to jump the speech to both debaters before each speech which utilizes evidence.

If the opponent has one computer:
- The paperless team should offer one of their laptops to the paper team before the paper team’s preparation time. The reasonable need to see evidence before their speech precedes the paperless team’s opportunity to prepare.

If the opponent has no computers:
- The paperless team must arrange for a printed copy of the evidence to be available OR borrow a computer for the paper team to use.

A violation of these rules is not a reason to vote for one team or another, but rather should be brought up at the end of the first available speech and be dealt with at the discretion of the judge.

Some tips/advice
1. The partner with the next speech should see the opponents paperless evidence first
2. Given Dartmouth pervasive wireless, you may want to create a dropbox folder instead of using a jumpdrive
3. When in doubt, try to do everything reasonably possible to ensure the other team has what they need in order to prepare for their speech.