Srividya Dasaraju Paradigm

Last changed 9/7 4:51P CST

email: srividya.dasaraju@gmail.com

I debated for four years in high school and now do policy debate at USC. respect your opponents, and each other. don't be rude.

I generally think the affirmative team should have a stable advocacy which defends the direction of the topic. Disclosure is good, please do it. Teams should place the full citation to arguments they have read on the wiki as soon as is possible. Disclosure enhances pre-round preparation, accessibility, the ability engage an opponent's argument, and raises the standard of what qualifies as evidence.”

I have been a 2A for almost my entire debate career; I ran almost exclusively policy affs with policy impacts, except a few soft-left K affs. favor affs that are more limited in scope but actually result in their impacts (they are True) to affs with tons of huge impacts and internal links.

On the negative, I have become most familiar with the politics DA, topic DA's, and topicality. My favorite types of debates to watch are ones where the negative has prepared a specific strategy and is well-versed in the technicalities of the 1AC. If the affirmative is simply not True, good case arguments and a DA can easily outweigh (and vice versa with the affirmative case vs. a DA).


DAs: Love them! Deficits in the 1AC’s internal links are often underutilized by the negative on the case in favor of generic impact defense.
Not a fan of politics theory arguments. If the DA's so bad, beat it on substance, not on "the neg dropped intrinsicness".
Make sure to use your DA to turn the case at the impact and internal link level. This means impact calc is essential.

Topicality:
I will usually default to competing interpretations – which is why I think topicality debates should be framed as two “counterplans” each with respective net-benefits (education, fairness, etc). Saying “depth over breadth” isn’t an argument – one of the hardest parts about going for T (and answering it), is making sure not to only explain the “link” but also implicate this in terms of terminal impacts (What does lack of education mean for debate? Why is that important? What impact outweighs the other, and why?) I have found that I am usually convinced that limits are the most important standard for evaluating a T flow, but I can be persuaded otherwise.

Counterplans:
These counterplans are usually good:

· PICs

· Advantage

· States


These counterplans are susceptible to theory:

· International Fiat

· Consult, conditions, recommend

· Word PICs


I can be convinced either way. I will reward you for specific counterplans that are well-researched and prepared. If you go for CP theory, you will have to clearly explain and impact it out. Although I am definitely familiar with the basics, my knowledge of CP theory is not super technical. Also, clearly delineating impacts to your theory arguments is just a good idea in general.

Theory:
Conditionality is the only reason to reject the team (usually)
That being said, two or three conditional options is usually a good limit
Theory should be impacted if you’re going for it – buzzwords aren’t enough for me to vote for your argument unless you explain it. I don't have a great understand on LD theory and high philosophy LD debates. It will have to be pretty clearly explained to me otherwise I will be very unsure of what to vote on

Kritiks:

I’m not your best judge for these. I am not super well-versed in K lit, especially really high theory stuff, but I keep up with topic specific Ks and generics.

– do not read a K in front of me if your only goal is to confuse the other team and win because of that.
If you decide to go for the K, please make sure to explain your arguments very clearly to me. This means being very explicit in CX about what the alt does. I will not vote on something if I don’t understand what it means. do not expect me to recognize your argument and vote on it absent a clear explanation.
I do not want to judge high theory and philosophy.
Links of omission are not links.
Floating PIKs are bad.
Weighing the aff is good - it is difficult for me to ever believe a framework which holds the affirmative to a perfect standard (in terms of epistemology, representations, etc) is one that is fair.
Death is bad - I will not vote for arguments that claim death is good.
Fiat is good - obviously voting aff doesn't usually cause change outside the round, but the notion of fiat allows for intellectually stimulating debates about the costs and benefits of public policy.
A 2AR that says the aff outweighs and the alt doesn’t solve is very persuasive to me, especially if combined with the permutation. That being said, I am sympathetic to new 1AR/2AR arguments if an argument in the 1NC or block is not developed.
Role of the ballot arguments are stupid and I won't vote on them. Just make a substantive impact framing argument.

For more info, please see the link below.


K Affs:
I think the best impacts to T are competitive equity and process-based education from deliberating with a well-prepared opponent. Both of those impacts are about the existence of a predictable topic as opposed to the merits of any particular topic. Topics are intentionally imperfect to allow room for both sides to have reasonable arguments.
Any model of debate in which the neg has to beat the case to win their T argument seems illogical to me, since the premise of the neg T argument is that they can't be prepared to beat the case.
http://judgephilosophies.wikispaces.com/Sternberg%2C+Jordana


The following is a list of phrases that are meaningless to me without further explanation:
A logical policymaker could do both
In the direction of the topic
Pre/post fiat
Vote no
Fiat solves the link
Perm do the aff
Method debate

Good luck, have fun, and debate with heart. Feel free to ask me any clarification questions before the round.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 VLD R3 Marlbo JH Penins AR Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 VLD R3 Marlbo ML ImmHea MC Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VLD R2 Torrey Pines WP Harker RM Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake WB Marlborough AJ Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VLD R1 Harker AS Flintridge Prep AL Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R3 Marlborough GN Harvard-Westlake AM Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R3 Stanford OHS Independent AT Harvard-Westlake MP Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R2 Harvard-Westlake JN Torrey Pines JC Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R2 Hamilton Independent NK Marlborough CL Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R1 Harvard-Westlake WB Marlborough JS Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R1 Archer School for Girls ED Independent Troy LG Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD Octas Harvard-Westlake JN Brentwood JD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD Double Dougherty Valley AB Harvard-Westlake JN Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD Triple Dougherty Valley KK Northwood KK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD Triple Brentwood EL Harvard-Westlake MG Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R6 Harker QC Northwood GA Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R6 Harker KS Lynbrook CW Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake JD San Marino ED Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake LM Harker AM Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R4 Notre Dame AB Marlborough JS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R4 Northwood VA Archbishop Mitty JP Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake RM Brentwood AR Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake JN Brentwood EL Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R2 Marlborough LD Harvard-Westlake SM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R2 Immaculate Heart DD Lynbrook AR Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R1 Harker RJ Dougherty Valley NR Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R1 Lynbrook NS New Trier EM Aff
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R4 Immaculate Heart MC Harker AC Aff
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R3 Harker KM Dougherty Valley DS Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R2 Marlborough ST Westlake EE Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R2 Harker AM Marlborough JS Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake GZ Gabrielino LS Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R1 Brentwood JD North Hollywood JS Neg
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD Quarte San Marino ED Mountain View VP Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD R7 Marlborough ZW Immaculate Heart DD Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD R7 San Marino ED Immaculate Heart MC Neg Aff on a 2-1
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD R5 Immaculate Heart MC San Marino ED Neg
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD R5 Immaculate Heart LM Harvard-Westlake AM Neg
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD R4 Marlborough LD Harker KS Neg
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD R4 Harker AD Mission San Jose TW Neg
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD R2 Harvard-Westlake AG Harker QC Neg
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD R1 Harker KM La Reina AM Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Semi Brentwood JD San Marino ED Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Quart Northwood VA Harvard-Westlake JN Aff Aff on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Octo Harvard-Westlake JI Northwood VA Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Dub Stockdale WA Arcadia JC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Dub Immaculate Heart MC Canyon Crest KL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R5 San Marino ED Harvard-Westlake LP Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R5 Flintridge Sacred Heart CB Sage Hill Independent TG Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R4 Northwood SA Brentwood DW Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R4 Harvard-Westlake JG Brentwood LR Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R3 Northwood AH Marlborough LD Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R3 Brentwood JD La Reina OA Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R2 Archbishop Mitty JP Harvard-Westlake JI Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R2 Archbishop Mitty TB Harvard-Westlake JN Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R1 Northwood AD Immaculate Heart MC Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R1 Elite of Irvine CLe Archbishop Mitty RG Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD Quar Immaculate Heart DD San Marino ED Aff Aff on a 2-1
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD Octo Quarry Lane SK San Marino VL Neg Neg on a 2-1
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD Doub Brentwood RY Harvard-Westlake MG Aff Aff on a 2-1
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD Doub Sprague LW Kamiak NB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R6 Carmel Valley Independent RA MV Independent VA Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R6 Brentwood HG Marlborough CL Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R5 Marlborough AJ Northwood SA Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R5 Immaculate Heart DD Servite PA Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R4 Crescenta Valley SK San Marino JJ Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R4 Marlborough GN Santa Monica RE Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R2 San Marino BK Carmel Valley Independent RAg Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R2 Waverly DK Cupertino HK Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R1 San Marino VL Immaculate Heart LM Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/3/2017 VLD R6 San Marino KWe Loyola NT Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/3/2017 VLD R6 Newport JY Loyola JC Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/3/2017 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake EE West Ranch JW Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/3/2017 VLD R5 CL Education AY Loyola DW Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/3/2017 VLD R4 Meadows SR Arcadia JC Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/3/2017 VLD R4 Loyola JN Harker RJ Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/3/2017 VLD R3 Elite of Irvine SS Chaminade CP AL Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/3/2017 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake JN Marlborough MC Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/3/2017 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake AM Carmel Valley Independent RA Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/3/2017 VLD R1 Marlborough GK Elite of Irvine CL Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Bhattacharjee-Loghry SS Cooper-Marcum HM Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Cooper-Marcum HM Duff-Ellis-Wefald MB Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Duff-Ellis-Wefald Ro Cooper-Marcum SC Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Khatri-Zuckerman SM Duff-Ellis-Wefald Ro Aff