Joshua Jennings Paradigm

Last changed 4 October 2020 3:39 PM CDT

Email: jjenningscrosby@gmail.com

Last updated: 10/4/20

General:

Summary - Read basically anything you want, go for what you're good at, try new things if you want, Don't be rude.

About me - I debated at Crosby highschool and middle school for a collective 6 years and I debated policy at University of Houston for 3 years. I used to help as an assistant coach for The Kinkaid School for about 3 years.

I am fine with almost any argument, so if you want to read it I'll listen, unless it's things like racism or patriarchy good.

Speed - Go for it. I will not say clear if you're partially unclear, unless its egregious.

Edit for online: remember, not all microphones are created equal, so make sure your microphone can adequately pick up how fast you’re going (maybe record you practicing a block to test it), because your mic may only be able to pick up about half of the syllables you say if you’re going too fast for it.

Cx: (LD is below this)

On topicality and theory, I default reasonability if there is no discussion of this in the debate because it's much less of a risk for the neg. Make sure to make it very clear what your interpretation is and exactly what portion of the plan violates that and explicitly apply what ground/predictability/education/etc you lose from their specific interp compared to yours. A lot of T debates get lost in the impacts of standards/voters and don't contextualize it vs the counterinterp.

On kritiks, You HAVE TO explain the alternative, in debate people get away with not doing that too much, which is annoying as a judge. The only exception to "not explaining the alt" is when you kick it and go for just the k as a k of policy framework/policy debate itself (I don't think is applicable to every kritik, but it is to some). I like when the link is contextualized to the aff (give specific analysis about how the aff makes the system of oppression worse or prevents it from changing).

On Counterplans, I love good counterplans, as long as your story on the world of the cp is clear and you're winning a net benefit that you solve, you should be fine. Do clear solvency/net benefit comparison.

On Disads, have a logical story as to why the aff links and how that causes the impact. Do impact comparison.

Non-traditional Affs - I will evaluate any affirmative even if it's non-policy, just make sure if you're untopical, you have a reason to be untopical.

Framework – I am not afraid to vote on this, I think there are benefits and disadvantages to policy debate and benefits and disadvantages to kritik aff debates. Make sure you weigh the Interp vs the counter Interp because a lot of people weigh the debate in terms of there being no counterinterp.

For LD:

I’ve judged a lot of LD debates. I have coached a few students in LD as well. I am a CX coach/judge/debater normally so do what you want with that info.

I will evaluate almost any argument, I tend to think of the debate round on the bigger picture focus (mainly because the 1ar I feel is rough and it allows better debates for LD), although I have no real predisposition against technical debate, the debaters should tell me how to frame the debate in the context they desire.

Framework: I'm fine with policy, whole resolutional or k debates, just debate out how I should evaluate who wins.

Topicality: I will evaluate T, I default to reasonability if no arguments are made but I will evaluate it either way. Make sure to make it very clear what your interpretation is and exactly what portion of the plan violates that and explicitly apply what ground/predictability/education/etc you lose from their specific interp compared to yours. A lot of T debates get lost in the impacts of standards/voters and don't contextualize it vs the counterinterp.

Theory: I will evaluate most theory, but it has to make sense and I tend to have a higher threshold on what I think is a voter, meaning most theory I've seen in LD doesn't rise past the level of reject the argument, while some LD judges would reject the team. I will not vote on RVIs. I also probably won't vote on frivolous theory (which I think is a very subjective term), which all I really mean is make sure theory has a legitimate reason to reject the team. I default to reasonability if no arguments are made but I will evaluate it either way.

CP: I think CPs make the most sense vs plans and I can be convinced Topical Cps are illegit if you’re winning whole rez should be the focus of the debate (all up to debate).

K: On kritiks, You HAVE TO explain the alternative, in debate people get away with not doing that too much, which is annoying as a judge. The only exception to "not explaining the alt" is when you kick it and go for just the k as a k of policy framework/policy debate itself (I don't think is applicable to every kritik, but it is to some). I like when the link is contextualized to the aff (give specific analysis about how the aff makes the system of oppression worse or prevents it from changing).

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Langham Creek Lobo Invitational TFA NIETOC HS 2021-02-03 VCX VCXF WinChu AV Dulles MV Aff Neg 2-1
Langham Creek Lobo Invitational TFA NIETOC HS 2021-02-03 VCX VCXS Memori PQ WinChu AV Neg Neg 2-1
Langham Creek Lobo Invitational TFA NIETOC HS 2021-02-03 VCX VCXQ WinChu VB Memori PQ Neg Neg 2-1
Langham Creek Lobo Invitational TFA NIETOC HS 2021-02-03 VCX R4 WinChu VB LVHig TG Aff
Langham Creek Lobo Invitational TFA NIETOC HS 2021-02-03 VCX R2 WinChu AV Memori PQ Neg
Langham Creek Lobo Invitational TFA NIETOC HS 2021-02-03 VLD R1 William B Travis KT William P. Clements FV Neg
Langham Creek Lobo Invitational TFA NIETOC HS 2021-02-03 VCX R1 Dulles DH Westsi DE Aff
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 NCX Quarte Westwo GS Barsto GG Aff Aff 2-1
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 NCX Octos SMSOT AP Barsto GP Aff Aff 3-0
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 Pol R5 Westwo CH Barsto BM Neg
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 NCX R2 Height BK SilCre VK Aff
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 Pol R1 Shark RW Barsto AP Aff
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 LD LD SEM Lamar Mahendru William P. Clements Ma NEG AFF 2-1
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 CX CX QUA Grain Valley Lytle & Powell Dulles Devireddy & Herle AFF
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 CX R4 Pasadena Cepeda & Harper North Kansas City Dixon & Mohamad NEG
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 CX R3 North Kansas City Moloney & Cates Dulles Chintalapally & RasamsetTy AFF
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 CX R2 Grain Valley Lytle & Powell Heights Ahmed & Jolivette AFF
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 CX R1 North Kansas City Wilson & Hanon Friendswood Basciano & Gonzalez NEG
The Dulles Classic HS 2020-09-30 CX Finals L C Anderson KL Dripping Springs KM Neg Neg 3-0
The Dulles Classic HS 2020-09-30 CX Quarte Westside KS L C Anderson KL Neg
The Dulles Classic HS 2020-09-30 CX R4 L C Anderson HM Elkins SM Neg
The Dulles Classic HS 2020-09-30 CX R3 Winston Churchill JK Elkins CL Aff
The Dulles Classic HS 2020-09-30 CX R2 Elkins JL Dripping Springs KM Aff
The Dulles Classic HS 2020-09-30 CX R1 Dripping Springs KM Westside CM Aff
The NJDDT at the University of Houston C 2020-02-29 Pol Qrts UT San Antonio HT Houston KF Neg Neg 2-1
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2020-01-10 Pol R5 LibArt IJ Hebron LH Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2020-01-10 Pol R4 LRock PG Melissa BH Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2020-01-10 Pol R3 BatRou HC WestSide KS Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2020-01-10 Pol R2 LibArt MR Heights GK Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2020-01-10 Pol R1 Memorial SM LRock RA Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX Double Casady BH Hebron PK Neg Neg 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R6 Princeton BD Langham Creek FI Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R4 Westminster FK Hebron HL Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R3 Caddo Magnet KL Westwood SB Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R2 Caddo Magnet JG Hebron DR Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-23 VCX R6 Peninsula FW George Washington SW Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-23 VCX R5 Berkeley Prep SL Phoenix Country Day CN Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-23 VCX R4 Interlake NP Munster HB Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-23 VCX R3 Little Rock Central GL Okemos NK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-23 VCX R2 Lexington AA Archbishop Mitty DR Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-23 VCX R1 Little Rock Central FR Chesterton DD Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2019-01-11 VCX R2 Height MT Westwo KY Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2019-01-11 VCX R1 Height PW Meliss GS Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2017-01-06 VCX Oct LibArt MS KatTay BK Aff Aff 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2016-12-02 CCX R6 Westwo GN JesCP VL Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2016-12-02 CCX R5 JesCP MW Hebron RD Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2016-12-02 CCX R4 Dulles VZ Reagan SS Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2016-12-02 CCX R3 Airlin WW Prospe JS Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2016-12-02 CCX R2 Hendri GS RouRoc CJ Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2016-12-02 CCX R1 Athens PD Moore NH Neg
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston HS 2016-01-08 VCXUH Round Hendri WW KatTay BI Neg
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston HS 2016-01-08 VCXUH Round LawMag GJ JesCP LV Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston HS 2016-01-08 VCXUH Round Hendri BS LibArt AV Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2015-12-04 LD R5 Cy-Fai CM Westwo RS Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2015-12-04 LD R5 StrJes RC LawMag MG Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2015-12-04 LD R4 DucAca DP WinChu JL Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2015-12-04 LD R4 StrJes NT MacArt BG Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2015-12-04 LD R3 CypBay PP EdmNor LE Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2015-12-04 LD R3 Hockad SM CypWoo CJ Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2015-12-04 LD R2 CypFal SR StrJes KF Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2015-12-04 LD R2 SevLak PS SmiVal MA Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2015-12-04 LD R1 Westwo SD LosAla KD Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2015-12-04 LD R1 Midway SL CedPar MG Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Round Westwood LC Bishop Guertin ST Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Round Berkner GO Notre Dame FR Aff