Beth Cukier Paradigm

Last changed 11/12 9:03P EDT

Update for Glenbrooks: The following is still mostly true. Treat me as a very a traditional judge who is trying to learn about tech. I will listen and evaluate tech but probably not as well as you would like. I have not learned speed so go at most at a fast converstional pace.

Hello, my name is Beth Cukier. I did Old School LD back when I was in high school and Parli in college. I am a still learning how to be a tech judge but am doing my best. The following are my main views as translated by my son:

In General:

put me on email chains: beth@cukier.net

Don't Spread

Clash

Be Respectful

Spend time debating the Resolution

Minimize Jargon, explain what you mean, just because a word is in this paradigm does not mean I'll remember what it means

Implicate everything

Framework/Phil debate:

Understand basic FWs (Util, Social Contract, Kant, Structural Violence, Rawls)

Besides that EXPLAIN everything

Remember to impact back to framework

Don't assume I have previous knowledge on anything except the frameworks above

Counterplans / DAs / Plans

Do these if you want to

If you want to use the following terms, explain them instead. There are suggested phrasings courtesy of my son. This is not a comprehensive list.

PERM -> The counter-plan actually affirms/is better if we do......

SOLVENCY DEFICIT -> Does not fix anything

COMPETITIVE -> Does not affirm

CONDITIONAL -> I may abandon this advocacy and ignore this flow

UNCONDITIONAL ->I may not abandon this advocacy

------------------------Novi can stop reading, I will only evaluate the below in JV and varsity rounds---------------------------

Theory/T

I am still learning but will do my best to evaluate.

Legit T is good and I will easily buy it

If theory is a wash I will turn to substance. My version of a wash probably happens more often than yours.

Continue the substance debate. Do not rely on theory (see above)

Try to keep it to not blatantly frivolous

I default RVI, drop the debater, Education and Fairness are Voters, and Competing Interps

Try not to use other voters, if you do, be sure to make the justification clear

I will not "gut check," for other reasonability brightlines, add them as a plank to the counter interp ex. a reasonability brightline of substantive abuse becomes a counter interp of "I may do x if I am not substantively abusive" OR explain why there is no abuse on the shell directly

If you want to use the following terms, explain them instead. There are suggested phrasings courtesy of my son. This is not a comprehensive list.

GIVE ME THE RVI -> If I win on theory, vote for me even though I didn't initiate it

REASONABILITY -> Do not use, see above

COMPETING INTERPS -> Do not use, I assume this structure but might forget what the word means

TOPICAL - Actually affirming the resolution

Ks

Some of these become very hard to evaluate and buy, use cation, if I don't understand it, I will not evaluate it

I prefer post-fiat to pre-fiat but will try to evaluate both

I evaluate these similar to a new framework and a counterplan

no Wilderson

If you want to use the following terms, explain them instead. There are suggested phrasings courtesy of my son. This is not a comprehensive list.

PERM - the K still actually affirms/ affirms if we do__________ because...

ALT - the counter advocacy

REPS -what they said/did

Tricks

I will most likely miss them

I will most likely not understand how to implement them

If they are used to prevent clash, I won't like them

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 Union GL Anderson KS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Charlotte Latin JS Evanston Twp JA Aff
NYSFL State Championship Tournament 4/28/2018 VLD LD3 Sayville ES Chaminade AF Neg
NYSFL State Championship Tournament 4/28/2018 VLD LD3 Shenendehowa ML Chaminade DH Neg
NYSFL State Championship Tournament 4/28/2018 ILD LD2 Canisius TK Half Hollow Hills HS East KH Neg
NYSFL State Championship Tournament 4/28/2018 ILD LD2 Jericho SD Syosset JE Aff
NYSFL State Championship Tournament 4/28/2018 ILD LD1 Kellenberg Memorial CD Half Hollow Hills HS East NL Aff
NYSFL State Championship Tournament 4/28/2018 ILD LD1 Half Hollow Hills HS East NQ Chaminade CW Neg
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 NLD R3 Edgemont AA Harrison SN Neg
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 NLD R2 Montville BR Harrison DI Aff
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 NLD R2 Horace Mann BV Newark Science EA Aff
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 NLD R1 Edgemont VB Lexington AL Neg
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 NLD R1 Millburn AG Chaminade SB Neg