Meera Keskar Paradigm

Last changed 8/5 4:50P EDT

Background

NPDA style Parli debater at Prospect (2013-17); Assistant Coach at New Roads School. Flow and Lay Parli (circuit). BP and Policy at USC (current).

General

I’m a junior in college who did high level parli. I will vote for anything as long as you explain it well. As a judge, I’ll probably vote for whoever has the clearest path to the ballot. I want it to be easy to vote, so do that for me.

Speed

I will call clear if I have to, but speed isn’t a problem. Keep tag-lines slow just for the sake of me keeping a clean flow. The more signposting you do, the faster I can flow.

Kritiks

I’m down for them as long as they have a link. Parli generally has larger K frameworks than policy, so I’m down with that default. K affs are all good in policy, but are sketch in parli unless they have a policy alt. Never have read performance Ks, but am down to listen to them. I’ll flow as well as I can, but be ready to explain how you give the neg ground. Additionally, if you force me to listen to the bastardized debate version of a philosopher, I will auto-drop you out of respect for the great mind who you chose to dishonor. Very low threshold on offense against truth testing framework.

DAs/CP

Make sure to explain how the CP functions. Good case debate is better than bad K or theory debate, so don’t be cheaty just because you have a backfile. If you choose to read a perm, I need you to read a perm text and an explanation for how the permutation has solvency/functions. "Perm, do both" is not a perm text.

Theory

Default to competing interps and no RVIs, and default to theory comes first. I don’t need articulated abuse to vote on theory, but if it is there, point it out and your speaks will go up. If you are going for theory, you better actually go for it. I probably won’t vote on it if it is 30 seconds in the 2NR/AR. High threshold for PICs bad. Low threshold for condo.

Tricks

I'm going to be completely honest and say that tricks go completely over my head. That's not to say they are bad arguments or ineffective but rather that they are often inadequately explained and I fail to find a way to evaluate how they interact with other args on the flow.

Weighing

Generally default to probability over magnitude unless you give me a reason otherwise. Weighing is your job, not mine. This is huge. I need clear impact scenarios to vote for an argument.

Speaker Points -- I will vote on 30 speaks theory

25 - Learn to think before you speak (P.S stop being racist, sexist, homophobic etc etc)

26~26.5 - Serious strategic errors that probably lost you the round

26.6~27 - You probably still lost the round, but at least you didn't double turn yourself in every arg

27.1~27.5 - Eh you had strategic errors but you did more good than harm

27.6~28 - Pretty darn average

28.1~28.5 - I probably nodded because you poked at your opponent's case and it slowly crumbled (should break)

28.6~29 - Damn you know what you are doing strategically (should be in finals)

29+ - GOOD GOD PLEASE WIN THE TOURNAMENT

Miscellaneous

I don’t shake hands. Germs are gross.

Off-time road maps ONLY.

Tag-teaming is all good, but don’t be the plebe who tag teams the whole time. I will nuke your speaks.

Speaks are more based on strategy than anything else. I think that speaker points are pretty bogus considering that style preferences are quite subjective.

Shadow extensions are awful.

**Feel free to email with any questions - meercat.keskar@gmail.com

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Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NPDL Tournament of Champions 4/6/2019 Parli R7 Cleveland Glasheen & Baird Claremont Pino & Warren Aff
NPDL Tournament of Champions 4/6/2019 Parli R3 Evergreen Valley Independent Dadbhawala & Guggilla Cupertino Independent Xiong & Du Aff Aff on a 2-0
NPDL Tournament of Champions 4/6/2019 Parli R2 Gunn Sr Li & Cheng Cleveland Cordova & McHarris Aff Aff on a 2-0
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 Parli R4 La Costa Canyon WH Global Prep BM Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 Parli R3 Global Prep MD West Ranch SR Neg
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/10/2018 Open Octas Club Parli CH Irvington LC Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/10/2018 Open R5 Campolindo DM Friendship CP Neg
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/10/2018 Open R3 Menlo-Atherton HW Friendship BD Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 Parli R6 Peninsula HJ James Enochs SK Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 Parli R6 Cypress PC Peninsula EK Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 Parli R3 Peninsula JE University HS, Irvine OH Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 Parli R3 Valencia SP Valencia (OC) KK Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 Parli R1 University HS, Irvine CN Claremont RiWe Neg
The POI Debate Institute Summer Excursion 7/17/2018 Open R2 bobgorn GL MasterClass LD Neg
The POI Debate Institute Summer Excursion 7/17/2018 Open R1 bobgorn PC MasterClass WW Neg
NPDL Tournament of Champions 4/7/2018 Parli R7 Woodrow Wilson Mantel & Snodgrass-Ward Menlo-Atherton Fahey & Wilson Neg
NPDL Tournament of Champions 4/7/2018 Parli R6 Bishop O'Dowd Schulz & Jayasuriya Nueva Sharma & Chu Aff
NPDL Tournament of Champions 4/7/2018 Parli R4 Lake Oswego Senior Graville & Li Cleveland Samoulidis & Hawking Aff Aff on a 2-0
NPDL Tournament of Champions 4/7/2018 Parli R2 Campolindo Deng & Visht Woodrow Wilson Calcagno & Moon Aff
NPDL Tournament of Champions 4/7/2018 Parli R1 Claremont Ngiam & Junisbai Irvington Ganguli & Sanghvi Neg Neg on a 2-0
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/2/2018 NJVLD R5 Meadows AT Marlborough EN Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/2/2018 NJVLD R5 Meadows CA Harvard-Westlake IJ Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/2/2018 NJVLD R4 Woodbridge Independent OD Harvard-Westlake JG Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/2/2018 NJVLD R3 Woodbridge Independent AS Harvard-Westlake KD Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/2/2018 NJVLD R2 Marlborough OF Harvard-Westlake BW Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/2/2018 VPol R1 Peninsula MW Meadows NS Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VPD Double Los Altos BP Lowell YY Aff Aff on a 2-1
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VPD Triple Berkeley NW El Cerrito DT Aff Aff on a 2-1
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VPD R4 El Cerrito DT Washington MP Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VPD R4 Mountain View SX Menlo-Atherton WF Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VPD R3 Rancho Bernardo BL Los Osos NN Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VPD R3 Notre Dame PD Cupertino SD Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VPD R2 Nueva SB Lowell CT Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VPD R2 Washington VK Riverside STEM ZB Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 PF Quar Mayfield Senior GS Palos Verdes BP Neg Aff on a 2-1
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 Parli R6 Nova 42 HG University HS, Irvine OY Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 Parli R4 Arcadia XC University HS, Irvine SW Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 Parli R3 South Torrance TS William Howard Taft CC Aff
La Reina December Debate Scrimmage 12/2/2017 OPD R4 ILEAD PH GPA BM Aff
La Reina December Debate Scrimmage 12/2/2017 NLD R3 Arcadi ML LaRei AS Aff
La Reina December Debate Scrimmage 12/2/2017 OPD R1 ILEAD DM LosAng OS Neg
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/11/2017 Open Semis Nueva RS Los Altos PL Aff Aff on a 2-1
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/11/2017 Open Double Campolindo BY Nueva RS Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/11/2017 Open R5 Dougherty Valley RC East Valley MS Neg
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/11/2017 Open R2 Ashland RM Los Altos SX Neg
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/11/2017 Open R1 Berkeley GC Campolindo DV Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Dub Canyon Crest EL San Marino ED Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Dub Brentwood LR San Marino BK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R6 Harvard-Westlake KK Immaculate Heart MC Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R5 Harvard-Westlake GZ Brentwood KR Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R5 Brentwood DW Gabrielino ET Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R4 Los Osos RN San Marino AF Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R4 Beckman RC Harvard-Westlake AG Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R3 Loyola NT Canyon Crest EL Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R3 Arcadia JC San Marino VL Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R2 Stockdale WA Harvard-Westlake CL Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R2 Troy AP Harvard-Westlake JG Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R1 San Marino BK Brentwood LR Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R1 Harvard-Westlake AL San Marino IC Neg
The POI Debate Institute Summer Excursion B 7/28/2017 R4 Felicia Wei & Cecilia Quan Aaron Cheng & Brandon Liu Neg
The POI Debate Institute Summer Excursion B 7/28/2017 R3 Graham Berger & Sean Milligan Maya Bryan & Sophia Qin & Gandhar Mannur Aff
The POI Debate Institute Summer Excursion B 7/28/2017 R2 Chilsea Wang & Eric Luo Christie Maly & Henry Shi Neg
The POI Debate Institute Summer Excursion B 7/28/2017 R1 Graham Berger & Sean Milligan Amanda Hao & Alanna Yelland Aff
The POI Debate Institute Summer Excursion A 7/18/2017 R5 Lucy Yin & Catherine Wang Meade Jacobsen & McKenzie Taffe Neg
The POI Debate Institute Summer Excursion A 7/18/2017 R4 Henry Zhai & Kevin Ma Lucy Yin & Catherine Wang Aff
The POI Debate Institute Summer Excursion A 7/18/2017 R3 Adam Stone & Andrew Sun Connor Whitehill & Jeremy Hubinger Neg
The POI Debate Institute Summer Excursion A 7/18/2017 R2 Allen Su & Peter Chen Nolan Windham & Ben Wasson Neg
The POI Debate Institute Summer Excursion A 7/18/2017 R1 Neha Gupta & Aislinn Kenny Alex Webb & Hannah Doyle Neg
Berkeley High School Parli Invitational 3/18/2017 Nov R4 Aptos VA El Cerrito BD Neg
Berkeley High School Parli Invitational 3/18/2017 Nov R3 Aptos SW Campolindo KS Aff
Berkeley High School Parli Invitational 3/18/2017 Nov R1 CP Nueva BR Campolindo BS Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 1/21/2017 N LD R4 Palo Alto KV Young Genius ABh Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 1/21/2017 N LD R4 Young Genius WW Miller AN Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 1/21/2017 N LD R3 Young Genius MG Palo Alto SJ Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 1/21/2017 N LD R3 Young Genius AS Milpitas Middle ST Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 1/21/2017 N LD R2 Young Genius AB Miller AJ Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 1/21/2017 N LD R2 Young Genius AV Golden State SK Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 1/21/2017 N PF R1 Gurukulam Enrichment Center KL Golden State MC Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 1/21/2017 N PF R1 Palo Alto Debate AL Harker SK Aff