Maryanne Pasiewicz ParadigmLast changed 10/18 10:43A EDT
boston latin academy '17
smith college '21
email: email@example.com (yes, pls add me to the chain!)
hello! i am a senior in college and have been judging on and off since i graduated high school! i did policy debate while i was in high school, mostly reading k arguments. i have not done any research for this topic so i would really appreciate explanations of topic-specific minutiae & acronyms
do what you do best unless it is offensive. tell me how to vote & how to evaluate the round. your last rebuttal speeches should be writing a ballot for me. pick 2-3 arguments you are winning on the flow and explain/weigh your impacts! i much rather prefer in-depth analysis of a few arguments vs. going for too much. please extend warrants, not just tags. i will also likely not do work for you unless the debate is really close so i would much rather you explain the warrants of a card rather than telling me to read it after the round. but most importantly, just have fun with it and be kind to each other!
i have judged a handful of LD rounds, however, i never did LD in high school so I'm not super familiar with it. as long as you explain your arguments though, I will be able to follow! if you go for theory, i really want to hear in-round impacts or scenarios. if you go for an RVI, make sure that it is reasonable.
slow down for online debates
i am absolutely cool with these arguments, and really appreciate well-written k affs. i love judging these debates, however, these affirmatives do require lots of explanation in comparison to regular policy affs -- explain your methods, your authors' arguments, why a rejection of the rez is important...
explain the alternative and tell me why the k outweighs the aff. i love a good link debate, especially when teams contextualize their link analysis to the aff and point out specific parts of the aff that lead to the k's impacts!! don't expect me to be familiar with your k lit though, please explain your arguments, especially if you are reading high theory.
do impact calc, compare interp evidence, and weigh your interpretation against the other.
tell me why your model of debate is preferable, why education offered through policy simulation on this topic is good, do impact calc. i appreciate a good TVA.
i haven't voted on theory a lot, but if you prove in round abuse and impact it well, you're golden.
PLEASE keep it short and sweet. If you start taking too long to flash, I will start prep.
Feel free to e-mail me or ask me questions about my paradigm before the round! If you want to know more about how I think about debate, just read Moselle Burke's paradigm