Manuel Acevedo Paradigm

Last changed 1 October 2021 7:59 AM CDT

Congress: When preparing a speech, make sure to follow standard speech outline and cite your sources. Approach legislation creatively. If you speak later on in round, do not rehash old arguments already brought up by previous representatives. Bring in new arguments to advance the debate. Also, you must clash with opponents. Don't just give your speech. It's a debate after all. Bring up points mentioned by opposing side, show your view point and not just say they are wrong or you don't agree. Give specific reasons why you don't agree and provide the evidence to prove your point. Have your speech so well prepared that you will be able to defend it during cross and not stumble during questioning. As Parliamentarian, I will make sure correct parliamentary procedure is followed.

IEs: I've judged all IEs for over 30 years for different circuits and different levels. On interpretation events, I look at who transported me into the story and kept me there. Make sure all movements (gestures, head, and other body movements) are done with purpose and should not distract from the selection being presented. Characterization is also very important to keep me in the story. Use the whole "stage" for your presentation if the event allows it. POI: You can incorporate the binder as a prop if you want. For all INTERP events: It's your performance. Entertain me! For informative, if you are using props, make sure they go with the topic and are easily handled. They don't need to be complicated. The simpler the better. On EXTEMPT, make sure to speak clearly avoiding excessive word crutches and cite your sources. Follow standard speech outline (including hook, intro in which the topic stated, a clear answer is given, and a preview of pts to be discussed is presented; body with pts supporting your answer to the question; and a conclusion in which the topic is restated, a clear answer is given, a review of the pts discussed is provided to tie speech together, and refer back to the hook to give a note of finality) and approach topic creatively. Make sure to actually answer the question (topic chosen) clearly and that the points discussed in the body of the speech support the answer. Use time wisely/effectively to fully develop the speech.

LD: As a traditional LD judge, framework of the debate is of the utmost importance because it will force me to evaluate your impacts before the other team’s impacts and nullifies most, if not all, of the other team’s offense. The contentions should be used to demonstrate a real-world example of the framework in action. For any claim made during the entire debate (constructive and rebuttal speeches), you should have evidential support. PLEASE weigh your arguments and make it clear how I should evaluate this round and what really matters. Explain why those reasons are preferable to your opponent’s. I can't vote on what I don't hear or can't understand. So watch rate of delivery. I do not form part of the email chain. If it's important, make sure to explain it clearly during your speeches. I am a traditional LD judge. This means the debate should be a value debate and not a 1 on 1 policy debate. If you choose to go beyond a traditional LD round, make sure you are understood, are easy to follow, have evidential support for all claims made, and make sure that what you say is related (have a clear link) to the resolution and/or opponent's case.

WSD: Since arguments should be based in reality and each team is fighting on behalf of their respective worlds, the debate should show which world is more likely and/or better and how it will be actualized in the big picture rather than the individual arguments being made. Provide specific world (not just U.S.) examples to your claims. Burdens and mechanism/model should be clear. On the reply speeches, crystallize the round highlighting the main points of contention (2 or 3 key points) and tell me why your team won those points therefore winning the debate. Make sure there is clash on both sides and watch rate of delivery.

PF: Pro should advocate for the resolution’s worthiness while the Con should show the disadvantages of the resolution and why it should not be adopted. In the 1st speech, both teams should have an introduction to frame the team’s case. The summary needs to be a line by line comparison between both worlds where the differences exist and are clear and the issues need to be prioritized. Final focus needs to be a big picture concept. I will evaluate your evidence and expect you to do the research accordingly but also understand how to analyze and synthesize it. Countering back with a card is not debating. There is no need for spreading. I can't vote on what I don't hear or can't understand. So watch rate of delivery. PLEASE weigh your arguments and make it clear how I should evaluate this round and what really matters. Explain why those reasons are preferable to your opponent’s.

CX: As a stock issues judge, I expect the affirmative team’s plan to retain all stock issues and should label them clearly during the debate. The negative needs to prove that the affirmative fails to meet at least one issue in order to win. I require both sides to provide offense. Sufficient evidence is needed for any claim made during the entire debate. All debaters must speak clearly in order for me to hear all of their points and must watch rate of delivery. I can't vote on what I don't hear or can't understand. I do not intervene, so the debaters must tell me what is important and why I should vote for them. PLEASE weigh your arguments and make it clear how I should evaluate this round and what really matters. Explain why those reasons are preferable to your opponent’s. I do not form part of the email chain. I do not like reading speeches. I want to hear it. If it's important, make sure to explain it clearly during your speech. If you ask me what my paradigms are at the beginning of the round, I expect you to follow them and adjust your case accordingly. If you don't, then I will default to a policymaking paradigm if not given a clear way to evaluate the round by the debaters. I am not a fan of Ks since most I've heard are not well done or explained thoroughly. No new off case arguments in 2NC and both aff and neg cases must be extended through the entire round.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Saint Marys Hall HS 2021-10-01 PF FI WinChu Laxson & Moffett Keysto Lanford & Dougherty Neg Neg 2-1
Saint Marys Hall HS 2021-10-01 PF SF Keysto Lanford & Dougherty WinChu chenevert & Tubbesing Aff Aff 3-0
Saint Marys Hall HS 2021-10-01 PF RD4 WinChu Rocha & Gonzalez BSAS Rashid & Groves-Pelaez Neg
Saint Marys Hall HS 2021-10-01 LD RD3 AB Chans French AK Collin Neal Aff
Saint Marys Hall HS 2021-10-01 PF RD1 WinChu Brill & Phillips AB Brundige & Calel Aff
Lindale TFA NIETOC TOC Classic HS 2021-09-17 VPF R2 Flower Mound Aditya Kurra & Owen Morris Centennial Shubhank Tula & Karthik Toleti Pro
Lindale TFA NIETOC TOC Classic HS 2021-09-17 NPF R1 Bellaire Feifan Liu & Audrey Wang Flower Mound Nadia Turner & Samuel Villarreal Con
Round Rock Dragon Tales Fall Invitational HS 2021-09-10 VPF Semis Vista Ridge Pham & Rao Westlake Kasturi & Wadhwa Pro Pro 3-0
Round Rock Dragon Tales Fall Invitational HS 2021-09-10 VPF R4 Vista Ridge Pham & Rao St Agnes An & Sethi Pro
Hendrickson Pflugerville Swing HS 2021-08-31 HNLD Quarte Dripping Springs CD Mount Pleasant GA Neg
Hendrickson Pflugerville Swing HS 2021-08-31 HVLD R4 James Bowie NM L C Anderson AS Aff
Hendrickson Pflugerville Swing HS 2021-08-31 HWSD R3 SevLak Nightingale & Ahmad & Qiang & Asmar & Crivella DriSpr Bergeron & Seshan & McClure & Costanza Aff
Hendrickson Pflugerville Swing HS 2021-08-31 HNLD R2 Strake Jesuit AR Westlake DB Aff
Hendrickson Pflugerville Swing HS 2021-08-31 HVLD R1 McNeil RS Westlake AK Neg
Hendrickson Pflugerville Swing HS 2021-08-31 HVLD R1 Vandegrift BD A and M Consolidated HB Neg
Texas UIL CX State Tournament Conference 4A 5A 6A HS 2021-03-19 5A Semi Liberal Arts and Science GP Hendrickson OP Aff Aff 3-0
Texas UIL CX State Tournament Conference 4A 5A 6A HS 2021-03-19 4A Qrtrs Argyle BM Lindale JS Neg Neg 3-0
Texas UIL CX State Tournament Conference 4A 5A 6A HS 2021-03-19 5A Octos Dallas Highland Park AB Science and Engineering Magnet GG Neg Aff 2-1
Texas UIL CX State Tournament Conference 4A 5A 6A HS 2021-03-19 4A R4 Needville AS Carthage JP Neg
Texas UIL CX State Tournament Conference 4A 5A 6A HS 2021-03-19 4A R3 JBS Law Magnet AS La Vernia GM Neg
Texas UIL CX State Tournament Conference 4A 5A 6A HS 2021-03-19 6A R2 Midway PZ Clear Lake MK Aff
Texas UIL CX State Tournament Conference 1A 2A 3A HS 2021-03-15 3A Qrtrs Atlanta JP Callisburg GS Aff Aff 3-0
Texas UIL CX State Tournament Conference 1A 2A 3A HS 2021-03-15 2A Qrtrs Olney LH West Hardin BG Aff Aff 2-1
Texas UIL CX State Tournament Conference 1A 2A 3A HS 2021-03-15 2A R4 Forsan TM West Texas IB Neg
Texas UIL CX State Tournament Conference 1A 2A 3A HS 2021-03-15 3A R3 Grandview HS Skidmore-Tynan MD Aff
Texas UIL CX State Tournament Conference 1A 2A 3A HS 2021-03-15 2A R2 Panhandle NS Tolar PB Aff
Texas UIL CX State Tournament Conference 1A 2A 3A HS 2021-03-15 1A R1 Veribest ISD DC Munday VP Neg
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 PF Sem Ru P 365 X 368 PRO CON 2-1
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 PF R4 F 360 P 367 CON
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 BQ R4 197 260 Aff
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 BQ R3 133 262 Neg
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 PF R3 F 358 P 366 PRO
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 LD R2 Y 303 D 300 Aff
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 BQ R2 281 264 Neg
Yellow Rose District Tournament HS 2021-02-25 LD R1 100 243 Aff
Claudia Taylor Lady Bird Johnson Bluebonnet Classic HS 2021-02-10 LD R3 Jack Schneider Kira Schwegler Neg
Claudia Taylor Lady Bird Johnson Bluebonnet Classic HS 2021-02-10 LD R2 Vishal Gopalakrishnan Beatrice Reshetnikov Aff
Claudia Taylor Lady Bird Johnson Bluebonnet Classic HS 2021-02-10 LD R1 Taylor Tate Hibah Alam Aff
UIL 5A DISTRICT 26 HS 2021-01-25 R3 108 105 Neg
UIL 5A DISTRICT 26 HS 2021-01-25 R1 103 106 Aff
UIL 4A DIST 28 HS 2021-01-21 CX Semis Gunnar Winkler & Kelly Columbia Jackson Delhagen & Rex Kidd Aff Aff 2-1
UIL 4A DIST 28 HS 2021-01-21 CX RD3 Connor MacDonald & Clare Stauber Elijah Sarazua & Steven Koonce Aff
Brandeis Bronco Bash TFA NIETOC HS 2021-01-13 CX Semis BASIS San Antonio Shavano Mallikarjun & Xiang Reagan Le & Vazir Aff Aff 2-1
Brandeis Bronco Bash TFA NIETOC HS 2021-01-13 CX R2 BASIS San Antonio Shavano Mallikarjun & Xiang Reagan Muehlberger & Whalen Neg
The 46th Winston Churchill Classic TOC and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2021-01-06 WSD R3 GraOak Fournier & Irvine & DeSpain & Piggott & Bishop StJoh Clark-Desai & Hasan & Davis & Boom Aff
The 46th Winston Churchill Classic TOC and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2021-01-06 WSD R2 Kinkai monday & Gonzalez & Gonzalez & Stephens Westla Simchak & Thevoz & Shuvit Neg
The 46th Winston Churchill Classic TOC and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2021-01-06 WSD 1-Impr GraOak Adkison & Alibrio & Ahmed & Holmon DriSpr Banks & Menjivar & Hearne & Patel & Davis Aff
Hill Country Classic TFA Hosted by Boerne and Boerne Champion HS 2020-12-17 PF Finals Akhil Bhale & Amogh Mahambare Hanwen Ding & Juliana Zhou Aff Aff 3-0
Hill Country Classic TFA Hosted by Boerne and Boerne Champion HS 2020-12-17 PF R3 Aryaman Chhawcharia & Allen Liang Wyatt Hall & Joel Robertson Neg
Hill Country Classic TFA Hosted by Boerne and Boerne Champion HS 2020-12-17 PF R2 Sruthi Lingam & Yaamini Jois Parker Moffett & Nicholas Nowosiwsky Aff
Hill Country Classic TFA Hosted by Boerne and Boerne Champion HS 2020-12-17 PF R1 Sidney Crump & John Martinez Andylan Burchett & Luke Warren Neg
Dripping Springs Mighty Tiger TFA Tussle HS 2020-12-09 NLD Semis Coppell 9th Karunadasa Round Rock Manzar Neg
Dripping Springs Mighty Tiger TFA Tussle HS 2020-12-09 VPF R4 Austin SFA Nesbitt & Nathan James Bowie Abarca & Coggins Pro
Dripping Springs Mighty Tiger TFA Tussle HS 2020-12-09 VPF R4 Vista Ridge Kim & Nambala Hendrickson Villalobos & Flores Pro
Dripping Springs Mighty Tiger TFA Tussle HS 2020-12-09 WSD R3 Dripping Springs Team Brett Jack C. Hays Schneider & Zertuche & Holloway Opp
Dripping Springs Mighty Tiger TFA Tussle HS 2020-12-09 WSD R2 Westlake Shuvit & Thevoz & Simchak & Mayers Jack C. Hays Cook & Ricke & Roberts Opp
Dripping Springs Mighty Tiger TFA Tussle HS 2020-12-09 WSD R1 Jack C. Hays Adams & Kirschner & Williams & Garza & Cortez Dripping Springs Team Chase Opp
Salado UIL Speech and Debate 4 HS 2020-12-05 VLD R4 Georgetown Emma Haas Harmony School of Innovation FW Robert Barrett Aff
Salado UIL Speech and Debate 4 HS 2020-12-05 NLD R3 Saginaw Anicia Diaz North Forney Lilianna Sinclair Aff
Salado UIL Speech and Debate 4 HS 2020-12-05 NLD R2 Trinity Christian Luke Wang Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo Alfredo Moran Aff
Salado UIL Speech and Debate 4 HS 2020-12-05 NLD R1 Saginaw Charles Schlichenmeyer Burnet Logan Dokupil Aff
The Falcon Classic Clear Lake Tompkins TFA IQT Swing HS 2020-12-02 WSD R2 William P. Clements LFWM Kingwood SKDB Aff
OConnor TFA HS 2020-11-21 CX R4 Charles Muehlberger & Ryan Whalen Sonia Rao & Mishkaath Jamali Neg
OConnor TFA HS 2020-11-21 CX R3 Michael Birdwell & Audrey Schabel Leon Petriu & Ethan Handley Aff
OConnor TFA HS 2020-11-21 CX R2 Muhammad Ahmed & Naade Jamali Cesar Delgado & Hector Doratt Neg
OConnor TFA HS 2020-11-21 CX R1 Kelly Columbia & Gunnar Winkler Suzette Trujillo & Alison Blount Aff
La Vernia UIL Speech and Debate Meet HS 2020-11-14 LD Semis 114 118 Neg Neg 3-0
La Vernia UIL Speech and Debate Meet HS 2020-11-14 LD Qtrs 100 114 Neg
La Vernia UIL Speech and Debate Meet HS 2020-11-14 LD R3 114 220 Aff
La Vernia UIL Speech and Debate Meet HS 2020-11-14 LD R2 164 134 Aff
La Vernia UIL Speech and Debate Meet HS 2020-11-14 LD R1 195 118 Neg
Victoria East TFA HS 2020-11-12 LD R2 Pearland HS Debate Team Garza Fort Bend Austin Jafry Neg
Victoria East TFA HS 2020-11-12 LD R2 Robert Vela Gracia Victoria West Majefski Neg
Victoria East TFA HS 2020-11-12 LD R1 Robert Vela Lopez Wylie Meyer Neg
Victoria East TFA HS 2020-11-12 LD R1 Wimberley Hernandez-Verdugo Aledo Denman Neg
Gregory Portland TFANIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-29 LD R1 WBRay Alejandra Samudio RouRoc Sucharita Gotham Neg
Memorial Spring Woods Swing HS 2020-10-28 VPF R3 Strake Jesuit PT Mayde Creek AR Aff
Memorial Spring Woods Swing HS 2020-10-28 VLD R1 Mayde Creek DB Houston Memorial AB Neg
Medina Valley TFA IQT HS 2020-10-24 LD R3 Sakina Goderya Charis Key Neg
Medina Valley TFA IQT HS 2020-10-24 LD R2 Gloria Kunnapilly Patrick Prendergast Neg
Medina Valley TFA IQT HS 2020-10-24 LD R1 Isabella Pacheco Cole Grothues Neg
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 WSD WS SEM Northland Christian Schulter & Sumrow & Van Stone William P. Clements Khan & Huang & Macknojia & Parmar GOV GOV 3-0
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 WSD WS Qua Northland Christian Schulter & Sumrow & Van Stone Kingwood Duncan & Gill & Sullivan GOV
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 WSD R2 Grand Oaks Thibodeaux & PARROTT & Droz & Coutee & Quandt William P. Clements Rehman & Khandelwal & Wang & Dhruva & Dhukk OPP
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 WSD R1 Grand Oaks DeSpain & Fournier & Irvine & Holmon & Dobson Northland Christian Schulter & Sumrow & Van Stone GOV
Westlake Chap Classic TFA TOC NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-01 WSD Semi Jack C. Hays Schneider & Zertuche & Holloway Westchester Academy For International Studies Le & Gordon & Nas Aff Aff 2-1
Westlake Chap Classic TFA TOC NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-01 WSD Quarte Jack C. Hays Schneider & Zertuche & Holloway Winston Churchill Rodriguez & Rodriguez & De Hoyos & McGuire & Aff
Westlake Chap Classic TFA TOC NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-01 WSD R3 Westchester Academy For International Studies Le & Gordon & Nas Westlake Clawsie & Wang & Weihe Neg
Westlake Chap Classic TFA TOC NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-01 WSD R2 Westlake Maples & Tupou-Lisle & Mendoza Coppell Vinayaka & Datla & Ineni & Mocharla Neg
Westlake Chap Classic TFA TOC NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-01 WSD R1 Westlake Rubchenko & Maples & Fensel Westchester Academy For International Studies Carter & Danek & Aff
Fall Open Hosted by La Vernia and Johnson HS 2020-09-19 LD R3 Natalie Varela Zion Clarke Aff
Fall Open Hosted by La Vernia and Johnson HS 2020-09-19 LD R2 Isaiah polk Samantha White Neg
Fall Open Hosted by La Vernia and Johnson HS 2020-09-19 LD R1 Caleb Stanley Kaleb Arthur Aff
La Vernia TFA Bear Brawl HS 2020-09-12 CX R4 Hannah Baker & Emma Press Arden Larsen & Sofia Stevens Garcia Aff
La Vernia TFA Bear Brawl HS 2020-09-12 CX R3 Hildegardo Garza & Leonel Pena Hannah Baker & Emma Press Aff
La Vernia TFA Bear Brawl HS 2020-09-12 LD R1 Sohali Vaddula Dell Smith Aff
WestlakeChaparral Star Swing HS 2018-09-28 CVPF Semis LC Anderson KC St Mary's Hall PH Con Con 3-0
WestlakeChaparral Star Swing HS 2018-09-28 WVLD Semis LC Anderson SJ McNeil AR Aff Aff 3-0
WestlakeChaparral Star Swing HS 2018-09-28 CNPF Semis Westlake MR St Mary's Hall CT Aff Aff 3-0
WestlakeChaparral Star Swing HS 2018-09-28 CVPF R4 Vista Ridge KS McNeil LR Pro
WestlakeChaparral Star Swing HS 2018-09-28 WPF Octas St Mary's Hall ST James Bowie SW Pro
WestlakeChaparral Star Swing HS 2018-09-28 CVPF R4 Winston Churchill AT Jack C. Hays SY Pro
WestlakeChaparral Star Swing HS 2018-09-28 CNPF Quarte LC Anderson YM Westlake NJ Aff
WestlakeChaparral Star Swing HS 2018-09-28 WPF R3 Geneva School Of Boerne FP Austin SFA BP Pro
WestlakeChaparral Star Swing HS 2018-09-28 WPF R3 Lake Travis FG LC Anderson MO Con