Hemanth Sanjeev Paradigm

Last changed 24 January 2019 7:02 PM EST

The most important thing to me is that you are clear and intentional about laying out the big picture. It will help a lot for you to very explicitly say 1) what you're winning and 2) how that interacts with the other team's important arguments in a way that adds up to a ballot. I think the essential skill that the best debaters have is the ability to do this eloquently, concisely, and with the right strategic instincts. Even if you do this in a clunky and inefficient way that's still much better than not doing it at all.

The second most important thing to know is that I am not a good flow, and will miss a lot of what you're saying if you don't accommodate this. I'll try to make it clear if I'm struggling to keep up.

Finally, I've gone for and voted for lots of different arguments, and I'm happy to vote on anything as long as you keep the above in mind. For what it's worth I went for mostly DAs at the end of my career but enjoyed reading and thinking about critiques as well.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Harvard College Tournament C 2019-11-02 Open Quarte Northwestern JW Emory GS Neg Neg 3-0
Harvard College Tournament C 2019-11-02 Open Octafi Northwestern JW Dartmouth LV Aff Aff 3-0
Harvard College Tournament C 2019-11-02 Open R8 Emory BW Texas CM Aff
Harvard College Tournament C 2019-11-02 Open R7 Kentucky IL Wichita State LP Aff
Harvard College Tournament C 2019-11-02 Open R6 Northwestern JE Dartmouth GM Neg
Harvard College Tournament C 2019-11-02 Open R5 Wake Forest EF Kansas MM Aff
Harvard College Tournament C 2019-11-02 Open R4 Dartmouth WS Cornell CD Aff
Harvard College Tournament C 2019-11-02 Open R2 Emory CM Pittsburgh LR Neg
73rd National Debate Tournament C 2019-03-21 Open Quarte Emory GS Wake Forest EF Aff Neg 5-2
73rd National Debate Tournament C 2019-03-21 Open Octos Oklahoma JS Kansas HM Neg Neg 4-1
73rd National Debate Tournament C 2019-03-21 Open Double Mary Washington CL Oklahoma PW Neg Neg 5-0
73rd National Debate Tournament C 2019-03-21 Open Round Trinity GG Kansas BD Aff Aff 2-1
73rd National Debate Tournament C 2019-03-21 Open Round Oklahoma JS Indiana AD Neg Neg 3-0
73rd National Debate Tournament C 2019-03-21 Open Round Samford EW Wichita State WL Aff Neg 2-1
73rd National Debate Tournament C 2019-03-21 Open Round Georgetown BP Wake Forest EF Neg Neg 3-0
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern C 2019-02-02 Open QTRS Indiana AD Wake Forest EF Neg Neg 2-1
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern C 2019-02-02 Open DBLS Wake Forest HV Kentucky BT Neg Neg 5-0
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern C 2019-02-02 Open RD 8 UNLV AW Emory CM Neg
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern C 2019-02-02 Open RD 6 Michigan FH Kentucky BT Neg
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern C 2019-02-02 Open RD 5 Emory BY Missouri State VW Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPD Semifi Stuyvesant SD Lexington JR Aff Aff 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPD Quarte Lindale DW Lexington LT Aff Aff 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPD Octafi Georgetown Day BB Walter Payton CP PW Neg Neg 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPD Double Liberal Arts and Science CU Walter Payton CP PW Neg Neg 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPD R7 Hebron KN Highland Park MK Aff
Harvard Round Robin HS 2018-02-15 CX RR R5 Edgemont SS Liberal Arts and Science VA Neg
Harvard Round Robin HS 2018-02-15 CX RR R1 Brophy CP GS Cabot BS Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX Semifi Stuyvesant SD North Broward Prep MR Neg Neg 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX Quarte Greenhill AK Stuyvesant SD Neg Neg 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX Octafi Glenbrook North FF Stuyvesant SD Neg Neg 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX Double Walter Payton WP Greenhill WK Aff Aff 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX R6 Glenbrook North NN Iowa City KR Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX R5 Rowland Hall-St Mark AG Minneapolis Washburn DK Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX R3 Minneapolis Washburn BJ SF Roosevelt WW Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 CX R7 Kinkaid BR College Prep MW Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 CX R5 Liberal Arts and Science MV College Prep CG Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 CX R3 Brophy CP GS Glenbrook North JL Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 CX R1 Cypress Bay MF Edina WR Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 POL DO South Eugene LS Rowland Hall-St Mark BM Neg Neg 3-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 POL R5 Georgetown Day BF Blue Valley Southwest ZF Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 POL R3 Westminster DG College Prep MW Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 POL R2 Dougherty Valley YS St. Mark's School of Texas SS Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 POL R1 South Eugene LS Rowland Hall-St Mark YD Aff
2017 Harvard Round Robin HS 2017-02-16 CX RR R7 Whitney M. Young Magnet OR Walter Payton Prep SW Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 CX Quarte McDonogh JN Walter Payton SW Neg Aff 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 CX Octafi Polytechnic XW St. Mark's School of Texas WW Aff Aff 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 CX Double North Broward Preparatory MR Edina RW Neg Neg 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 CX R6 Westminster HB Calhoun KF Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 CX R5 Westminster RM Polytechnic XW Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 CX R3 Rosemount SS Polytechnic HM Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 CX R1 New Trier LH North Broward Preparatory MR Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 LD Qtr Harvard-Westlake CC Oakwood JW Neg Aff 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 LD Run of Lake Highland Prep MC Cambridge Rindge and Latin OS Neg Aff 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 CX R7 Liberal Arts & Science CM New Trier BK Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 CX R6 College Prep KX St. Vincent De Paul HM Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 LD R5 Cedar Park MG Lake Highland Prep MC Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 CX R4 Blake SW Wayzata JM Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 CX R3 Notre Dame CP Reagan RX Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL Finals Rowland Hall-St. Mark's GL St. Mark's School of Texas KP Neg Neg 3-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL Semis Montgomery Bell KR Rowland Hall-St. Mark's GL Neg Neg 3-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL Quar Highland Park BD Rowland Hall-St. Mark's GL Neg Neg 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL Octos St. Mark's School of Texas KP Wayzata JM Neg Aff 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL R5 New Trier BW Montgomery Bell GJ Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL R4 Little Rock Central WW Jesuit CP HL Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL R3 Lexington ML Niles North CL Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL R2 St. Mark's School of Texas KP Berkeley Prep SS Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament MS 2016-02-11 VCX Finals Blake SW Westminster Schools CK Aff Aff 3-0
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 CX RR R8 Austin SFA Westminster Schools KC Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 CX RR R2 Homewood-Flossmoor LH Brooklyn Technical QC Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 CX RR R1 Chicago Lab Schools RC Interlake GJ Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD MD Newark Science AK Harvard-Westlake NS Neg Neg 3-2
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD PB Harvard-Westlake NS Loyola JO Aff Aff 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD WAU Kinkaid JY Lexington AS Neg Neg 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD R5 Lexington AS Harvard-Westlake NS Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD R4 Henry W. Grady WT Bronx HS Of Science JS Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD R4 Cambridge Rindge and Latin OS Harvard-Westlake CC Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD R3 Lexington NB Dallastown OM Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD R3 New Trier NKa Upper Arlington HW Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD R2 St. Andrew's Episcopal IB Henry W. Grady CD Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD R1 Lynbrook NS Loyola JO Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD R1 Houston Memorial PK Greenhill BE Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Octas Niles West GG Westminster Schools CK Neg Neg 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Double Niles North BB Westminster Schools CK Neg Neg 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Round Edina RL Woodward SA Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Round Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart CP Austin SFA OE Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Round Glenbrook South CA Niles North BB Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Round Montgomery Bell GJ Gulliver Prep MR Aff
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2015-07-28 CX Finals BEPST Shaikh & Wang BEPST Bannister & Dill Neg Neg 3-2
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2015-07-28 CX Semifi BEPST Shaikh & Wang BEPST Carithers & Zhu Aff Aff 2-1
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2015-07-28 CX Quarte BEPST Carithers & Zhu BEPST Chaturvedi & Robinson Aff Aff 3-0
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2015-07-28 CX R6 BEPST Jain & Shan BEPST Bannister & Dill Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2015-07-28 CX R5 BDRS Bradshaw & Kurupassery HRS Pimentel & Testore Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2015-07-28 CX R4 BEPST Abramson & Barov BEPST Galant & Khullar Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2015-07-28 CX R3 BEPST Shaikh & Wang BEPST Funston & Movsovitz Aff
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2015-07-28 CX R2 BEPST Gordon & Lemons BDRS Donapati & Chintalapudi Aff
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2015-07-28 CX R1 BEPST Chaturvedi & Robinson BHL Kuiper & McGraw Aff
SDI 4 Week Mini Tournament 2015-07-18 CX Round HRS Lin & Kruger BEPST Alla & Callahan Neg
SDI 4 Week Mini Tournament 2015-07-18 CX Round BEPST Carithers & Zhu BEPST Lemons & Gordon Aff
SDI 4 Week Mini Tournament 2015-07-18 CX Round HRS Spizarny & Haskins Hybrid Shaikh & Bhavsar Neg
SDI 4 Week Mini Tournament 2015-07-18 CX Round BEPST Barov & Abramson BEPST Cozad & Williams Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX PFB Oc Westminster Schools KH Glenbrook South DR Neg Neg 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX ADW Db Maine East H.S. LL Niles North WO Neg Neg 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX R6 Lafayette JS New Trier LB Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX R5 Glenbrook South CS Bronx Science MM Aff