Mawuli Agbefe Paradigm

Last changed 11/11 11:21P EDT

I'll shake your hand if it's like your last round of high school debate and I so happen to judge it. It's weird to me when a kid tries to shake my hand after a round though. I did it when I was debating and didn't realize how odd it was. Oops.

It's likely that I'll laugh some don't take it personally I laugh all the time and I'm not making fun of you. I'm a human being and have lots of beliefs and feelings about debate but I'm persuadable. I don't flow Cross X obviously but sometimes questions and or answers end up impacting my perception of the round.

Arguments that I like hearing

I love the politics disadvantage, I like strategic counterplans. relevant case arguments, specfic d/as to plans.

Non-traditional AFFs or teams.

I'll listen to K affs or teams that don't affirm the resolution. Honestly though it's not my cup of tea. Over the years debate has been changing and I guess I've changed in some ways with it.

Other stuff

NEW Counterplans in the 2NC I'm not cool with unless the 2AC reads an add on.




SPeaker points
I evaluate how well you answered your opponents arguments, ETHOs, persuasiveness, Humor, STRATEGIC DECISIONS. There are times when one team is clearly more dominant or one student is a superior speaker. That's GREAT!! I'm not going to reward you with speaker points for walloping a weaker team. You're not going to be penalized either but it's clear when you have a challenge and when you just get an easy draw in round.




IF I HAVE NEVER MET YOU BEFORE DON'T EMAIL ME ASKING FOR EVIDENCE FROM ROUNDS I JUDGED

ARGUMENTs I'd rather not hear.
SPARK
WIPEOUT

SCHLAG

Schopenhauer

Arguments I find offensive and refuse to flow
RACISM GOOD
PATRIARCHY GOOD

If we're talking about paradigm I view debate as a game. It's an educational game but a game still. I think most rules are debateable. I think speech times are consistent and not a breakable rule, ad-hominem attacks are not acceptable.

Even if your're not friends with your debate partner treat them respect and please no bickering with them.

I'd prefer if people do an e-mail stream instead of flashing or other methods of sharing evidence.

KRITIKS

I'll listen to your criticism. Few things. I think there needs to be a coherent link story with the affirmative, words or scholarship the affirtmative said in cross-x. Your K will not be a viable strategy in front of me without a link story. It's a very tough hill to win a K in front of me without an Alternative. Debaters have done it before but it's been less than 5 times.

  • Explain and analyze what the alternative does.
  • Who does it
    How does a world compare post alternative to pre-alternative?


    NEgative Framework
  • Should interpt various words in the resolution
  • Have clear brightline about why your view of debate is best for education
    Address proper forums for critical arguments people make

  • Have voting issues that explain why your vision of debate is desirable.
  • I prioritize role of the ballot issues.

    PERFORMANCE/POEMS/ Interpretive
  • I'll entertain it I guess, I'm probaly not the most recceptive though. Explain how you want me to fairly evaluate these concerns. Also consider what type of ground you're leaving your opponent without making them go for reprehensible args like: Patriarchy Good or racism good.

    Counterplans
  • Need to have a solvency advocate
  • A text
  • Literature
    Can be topical in my mind
  • Net benefit or D/A to prefer CP to aff

Needs to be some breathing room between Counterplan and plan. PICS are fine however I don't think it's legit to jack someone elses aff and making a minute difference there isn't lit for.
Legitimate Competition

A reason the permutation can't work besides theory arguments.

Theory

DON'T JUST READ THEORY BLOCKS AGAINST Each other. Respond in a line by line fashion to opponents theory args. Dropped arguments are conceded arguments obviously. In a close debate don't assume because you have a blippy quick theory argument it's neccessarily going to win you a debate in front of me if you didn't invest much time in it.

Rebuttals
1. Engage with opponents evidence and arguments.
2. Make contextual differences.
3. Humor is fine but don't try to be funny if you're not.
4. Clarity is preferred over speed. Not telling you to go slow but if I can't coherently understand what you're saying we have a problem. Like if you're unclear or slurr a bunch of words while you're spreading.
5. HAVE FUN! Getting trophies and winning tournaments is cool but I'm more concerned what kind of person you're in the process of becoming. Winning isn't everything.

Topicality

Don't trivialize T. Burden is on the affirmative to prove they are topical. I'll listen to reasonablity or competing Interpretations framework. I don't believe in one more than other and can be persuaded either way. Standards by which to evaluate and voting issues are nice things to have in addition to an Interpretation.

Arguments I like on T that I find have been lost to the wayside.

Reasons to prefer source of dictionary, information about changing language norms and meaning, the usage of the word in soceity currently.

Grammar analysis pertaining to the resolution.

Framers Intent/ Resolution planning arguments

Voting issues you think someone who thinks debate is an educational game would like to hear.

Disadvantages

Link Story that is specific to AFFIRMATIVE.

Impacts that would make a worse world than aff.

Author qualifications matter to me, Sources of your evidence matter to me. How well you're able to explain your claims matter to me. Evidentiary comparison to your opponents authors are saying.

General stylistics things

Some kind of labelling for arguments like numbers or letters before the tags is preferrable. If you have questions feel free to e-mail me. silvermdc1@gmail.com




Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX Octafi Gulliver Prep GV SA Ditmas Park AT Aff Aff on a 3-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX Dbls Gulliver Prep PR SA Midtown West OS Aff Aff on a 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R7 Kennedy PS Tuloso Midway JX Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R6 James Madison YS James Logan SL Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX R5 Gulliver Prep GV Nashua HS South SB Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R4 Mamaroneck RL St. Andrew's Episcopal HJ Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX R3 Mamaroneck GG SA Bronx AH Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R2 Mount Pleasant CT Lindale SJ Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX R1 SA Bronx BK Niles North NG Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 CX R1 Whitney Young OH Von Steuben MA Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/17/2020 VCX VRS Lindblom Math and Science DS Walter Payton RP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/17/2020 VCX VR6 Chicago HS for Agricultural Sciences DD Jones CL Neg
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/17/2020 VCX VR5 Maine East ST Jones BM Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/17/2020 VCX VR4 Walter Payton RP Whitney Young GL Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/17/2020 VCX VR3 Lindblom Math and Science DS Phoenix Military ML Aff
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm 12/13/2019 CX R4 Lincoln AR Barstow LL Neg
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm 12/13/2019 CX R3 Millard West BE New Trier WD Aff
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm 12/13/2019 CX R2 Northside KW Walter Payton GW Aff
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm 12/13/2019 CX R1 Jefferson City BC Millard South FC Aff
RCC T3 12/6/2019 VCX VRQ Jones CR Northside BR Neg Neg on a 3-0
RCC T3 12/6/2019 VCX VR4 Walter Payton CH Pritzker RP Aff
RCC T3 12/6/2019 VCX VR2 Phoenix Military MM Maine East VB Neg
RCC T3 12/6/2019 VCX VR1 Von Steuben MG Lane Tech BM Aff
Badgerland 11/15/2019 NCX R2 Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) BI Fort Atkinson AE Aff
Badgerland 11/15/2019 NCX R1 Rufus King HM Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) BI Neg
RCC Tournament 2 11/8/2019 VCX VR2 LanTec OD WalPay WM Neg
RCC Tournament 2 11/8/2019 VCX VR1 LanTec BM NorCol KW Neg
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 VLD R5 Barrington AN Buffalo Grove LS Aff
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 JVLD R4 New Trier EL Loyola MR Neg
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 NLD R3 Belleville Township HS West SH Palatine SE Neg
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 NLD R2 New Trier AW Carl Sandburg RM Neg
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 NLD R1 Carl Sandburg AM Schaumburg YT Aff
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 NCX NRQ Univ Of Chicago Lab TK Lane Tech AH Aff Aff on a 2-1
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 NCX NR4 Univ Of Chicago Lab TK Whitney Young CL Aff
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 NCX NR2 Lane Tech BG Solorio VI Aff
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 5 Whitney Young Wang & Schlosberg Maine East Shah & Sobski Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 4 Niles North Khan & Niederman Walter Payton Williams & Weese Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 3 New Trier Ewing & Kadin Walter Payton Yang & Rivera Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 2 Glenbrook South Kosack & Skoulikaris Northside Martinez & Rahaman Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 1 New Trier Goldstein & Lim Glenbrook North Nagar & Reznik Neg Neg on a 2-0
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 NCX Octas New Trier DB Oak Park and River Forest ES Neg Neg on a 3-0
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R4 Northside KM Von Steuben AG Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R2 Thomas Kelly RC Northside SB Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R1 Walter Payton VK Lane Tech CD Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R6 Madison Central FG Baton Rouge Magnet GQ Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R4 Presentation NG Isidore Newman HV Aff
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VRQ Lindblom Math and Science DS Solorio MV Aff Aff on a 3-0
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VR5 Northside CP HW Jones DC Neg
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VR3 Northside CP BK Univ Of Chicago Lab SW Neg
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VR1 Univ Of Chicago Lab MC Northside CP CM Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX Double Univ Of Chicago Lab LP Glenbrook South GS Aff Neg on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Maine East PP Hawken AG Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 Solorio MV Univ Of Chicago Lab CC Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 Hawken ML Lexington CH Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R3 Kent Denver KL Jones DC Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R2 Solorio UG Cross Keys KP Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R1 Kent Denver BT Georgetown Day DL Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R5 Glenbrook South MJ Solorio GV Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R3 North Broward Prep GG Northside College Prep OP Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol Octos Oak Park and River Forest GS Niles West CK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol Runoff Univ Of Chicago Lab SW Wichita East HN Aff Aff on a 3-0
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R6 Washington SS Edina SB Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R4 Millard North GC Niles West FW Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 6 Homestead KW Northside College Prep CW Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 2 Solorio GU Thomas Kelly VC Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 1 Kennedy SP Solorio GM Neg
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R5 Whitney Young PW New Trier JM Aff
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R4 Niles West GS Niles North LL Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R3 New Trier AK Glenbrook North KR Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R2 Glenbrook North KP U Chicago Laboratory SM Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R1 Homewood-Flossmoor BW Niles North BS Neg Neg on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX Octas LanTec SC Solori VM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX R5 LanTec MV TAFT TB Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX R2 NilWes WB GleSou YS Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX R1 NewTri AP NilWes BB Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R6 Jones CP CR Solorio UV Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R5 Thomas Kelly CL New Trier MT Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R4 Niles West AS New Trier AK Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R3 Homewood-Flossmoor KB Niles West NY Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R2 Niles West SS Blue Valley Southwest EM Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R1 Glenbrook North CF Solorio GM Neg
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/12/2018 VCX VRS Northside CP RL Maine East PS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/12/2018 VCX VRQ Walter Payton CP PW Northside CP RL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/12/2018 VCX VR6 Walter Payton CP LA Maine East PS Neg
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/12/2018 VCX VR5 Walter Payton CP WK Lane Tech GC Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/12/2018 VCX VR4 Solorio UG Walter Payton CP PW Neg
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/12/2018 VCX VR2 Maine East BL Kennedy SP Neg
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/12/2018 VCX VR1 Walter Payton CP BV King CP CJ Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX 32 Greenhill WuKw Blue Valley Southwest LK Aff Neg on a 2-1
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R6 West Des Moines Valley BM Walter Payton CP BV Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R5 Millard North PF Greenhill AL Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 JVCX R4 Homewood-Flossmoor GW Niles West CB Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R3 Minneapolis Washburn BJ Lane Tech JK Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R1 Edina DA Greenhill WK Neg
RCC T3 12/1/2017 VCX VRQ Evanston Twp JM Lane Tech JM Aff Aff on a 2-1
RCC T3 12/1/2017 VCX VR4 Phoenix Military LU Northside CP BS Neg
RCC T3 12/1/2017 VCX VR3 Walter Payton CP LA TAFT PT Aff
RCC T3 12/1/2017 VCX VR2 Phoenix Military CT RTC Medical Prep CR Aff
RCC T3 12/1/2017 VCX VR1 Walter Payton CP RC Lane Tech GM Aff
Trevian Invitational former New Trier Season Opener 10/7/2017 Open R5 Homestead GK Head Royce NW Aff
Trevian Invitational former New Trier Season Opener 10/7/2017 Open R2 Cathedral Prep SJ Lindblom Math and Science DS Neg
Trevian Invitational former New Trier Season Opener 10/7/2017 Open R1 Chicago Lab SC Cathedral Prep CA Aff
Windy City Classic 9/30/2017 VCX VR4 Lane Tech ZM Northside CP OP Neg
Windy City Classic 9/30/2017 VCX VR3 Northside CP KK Northside CP SA Aff
Windy City Classic 9/30/2017 VCX VR2 Lane Tech MG Northside CP MW Neg
Novice JV Opener Glenbrook South 9/23/2017 JVCX R4 NewTri Tobon & Xu GleSou Yim & Shunnarah Neg
Novice JV Opener Glenbrook South 9/23/2017 JVCX R3 GleSou Khoja & Bhaiji Solori Vazquez & Hernandez Aff
Novice JV Opener Glenbrook South 9/23/2017 JVCX R2 GleSou Heublein & Kotlyar NilWes Chappotin-Betancourt & Lasso Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Dbls Solorio CC Chicago Lab HU Aff Aff on a 3-0
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 6 Chicago Lab CS New Trier LT Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 5 Evanston Twp BH Maine East BL Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 4 Homewood-Flossmoor BK Maine East PS Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 3 Walter Payton CP VB Lindblom Math and Science MS Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 2 Lane Tech Ma Maine East LR Aff
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R5 NorPre KO WalPay KL Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R4 NilWes LC LinMat DS Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R3 NilWes AS OakPar MJ Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R2 MaiEas LB NilNor SB Neg Neg on a 2-0
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R6 Glenbrook South DK New Trier ES Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R5 Solorio Academy CC New Trier YG Aff
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R2 Glenbrook South GB Northside Prep KS Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R1 New Trier HT Niles West KS Neg
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 VCX VRQ Jones AN Walter Payton SW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 VCX VR6 Whitney Young MP Northside MS Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 VCX VR5 Walter Payton SW Northside College Preparatory High School KS Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 VCX VR4 Niles West FL Whitney Young OT Neg
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 VCX VR2 Bogan QA Jones AN Neg
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 VCX VR1 Lindblom Math and Science GG UCSN - Garcia Lo Aff
RCC T3 12/2/2016 VCX VR5 Northside RV Lane Tech BM Neg
RCC T3 12/2/2016 VCX VR4 Whitney M. Young Magnet PM Jones MR Aff
RCC T3 12/2/2016 VCX VR3 Niles West SN Lane Tech GC Neg
RCC T3 12/2/2016 VCX VR2 Whitney M. Young Magnet CJ Walter Payton PY Neg
RCC T3 12/2/2016 VCX VR1 Lane Tech JM Northside OP Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 JCXRR R7 Thomas Jefferson AJ Greenhill LZ Neg Neg on a 2-0
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 JCXRR R6 Cypress Bay BB Barstow BL Aff Aff on a 2-0
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 JCXRR R5 Damien GB Wayzata KP Neg Neg on a 2-0
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 JCXRR R4 Blake BM Isidore Newman QV Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 JCXRR R3 Marquette Univ ST Harker KL Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 JCXRR R2 Theodore Roosevelt RH Okemos LM Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 JCXRR R1 Barstow NP George Washington CO FV Neg
RCC Tournament 2 11/4/2016 VCX ORS LanTec RZ WhiM. FS Aff Neg on a 2-1
RCC Tournament 2 11/4/2016 VCX OR5 WhiM. MP LanTec CT Aff
RCC Tournament 2 11/4/2016 VCX OR4 WhiM. TJ EvaTow MH Aff
RCC Tournament 2 11/4/2016 VCX OR2 JonCP AN LanTec NM Aff
RCC Tournament 2 11/4/2016 VCX OR1 SolAca CC LanTec MJ Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Dubs HybHC Hall & Cotter GRAMS Roth & Bleiweiss Neg Neg on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round HJPV Kirby & Bajwa BEFJR Konrad & Pickens Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round CL Blake & Hiep GHJPP Zhu & Xiao Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round SS Navori & Fang BEFJR Cajanding & Stroud Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round RT Atticus & Caroline IowCit Knudson & Waldron Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round GHJPP Levin & Wang RHSJW Johnson & Walrath Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round GRAMS Chapkis & Neme-Micula HJPV Andrews & Cusick Aff