Scott Franz Paradigm

Last changed 4/26 7:42A MST

I did public forum debate for 4 years and I don't like how fast people go now, I find it counter productive. The closer you come to spreading, the less I'm going to be able to pick up, both mentally and on the flow.

For your evidence, citing your sources as "last name, year " in case is worthless to me. I don't flow cites, I flow tags, and I also expect to hear the credentials of the sources you have. Part of warranting your arguments involve telling me why I should believe a particular source.

How to win my ballot:

1. warranting: tell me WHY a scenario/outcome/impact is likely to happen. The most persuasive thing a team can do for me is IN THEIR OWN WORDS explain the context & logic surrounding the card to demonstrate to me they know what it says.

2. The more you signpost and tell me exactly where I should look on the flow, the easier it is to flow.

4. appropriate concessions: too many teams are unwilling to concede arguments. Focus on where the clash is in the debate, know when to not waste time on arguments that turn into a wash.

How to get high speaks on my ballot:

1. Use cross x productively. Very few do it well, many make it an annoying waste of time. Ask useful, succinct questions that aren't meant to trigger another mini constructive/rebuttal in part of the debate I can't flow.

2. Present well, you're giving a speech. Speak like a normal human being. Gesticulate well. Don't put your hands in your pockets. Last but certainly not least, volume is not the only, nor is it the best, means of emphasizing words.

3. Time management. For prep and speeches, show me you know how to allocate this resource appropriately i.e. Show me you can conclude a speech without quickly uttering the phrase "and for these reasons vote [insert side here]".

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R7 Edina TN Theodore Roosevelt AC Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R3 Strake Jesuit DD Dublin Jerome BR Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R2 Westwood SL University GP Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF OF Westridge BM Fairmont Prep PA Aff Aff on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF 2x DuPont Manual SP Mission San Jose MK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF 3x DuPont Manual SP La Salle CH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF 3x Mission San Jose DD University Independent GM Neg Aff on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF R3 Carrollton SB Desert Oasis VH Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF R3 Palo Verde AR Dougherty Valley AS Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF R2 Hamilton SH Vestavia Hills RH Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF R2 Independent Clements GK Fairmont Prep BY Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF R1 Del Norte Independent BP Sahuaro HM Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF R1 BASIS Scottsdale LS Hamilton AZ Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF Triple Cherry Creek SW Los Altos CK Aff Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF Triple Nueva SP Lake Highland Prep SP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R6 Monte Vista PS LearningLeaders FZ Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R6 Dougherty Valley JR Fairview ZJ Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R3 George Washington CO HS Harker PT Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R3 Harker IA Alexander Dawson CD Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R2 Fairview SY Flintridge Prep LA Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R2 Los Altos CK Miramonte GN Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R1 Cherry Creek MH Fairmont Prep HK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R1 College Prep CZ Henry W. Grady PP Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R6 Canyon Crest HR Hamilton BK Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R6 Riverside STEM MG BASIS Scottsdale BB Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R5 Leland BY Albuquerque VH Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R5 Lake Mary Prep HM Fullerton Union CT Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R4 Rocky Mountain BK Albuquerque RR Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R4 Palo Verde KA Leland KX Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R3 Hamilton SC Westridge BM Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R3 Grantsville CM St Francis VG Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R2 Red Mountain PT Mayfield Senior SG Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R2 Fairmont Prep CO Grantsville WS Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R1 Fairmont Prep AB Harker LX Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R1 American Heritage HS - Plantation KC Westridge AA Aff