Neil Patel Paradigm

Last changed 1 December 2017 3:49 PM EDT

Neil Patel

Glenbrook South High School ‘13

 

Updated: December 2017

Education Topic: Not at all as familiar with the topic as I have been with the past few. Have judged zero debates on this topic. 

Debated for four years at GBS and coached for four as well during college. Don't really do any debate stuff anymore.

 

Debate is a game that is a tremendous learning opportunity for a variety of professional careers and I have experienced first-hand the real world benefits of the activity. I appreciate how it allows you to test a variety of ideas and strategies that you normally wouldn't be able to. 

 

Please resolve issues at the end of debates with not only impact calc, but the implication of you being ahead/winning arguments in the broader context of the debate. 

 

Flow. 

 

Debaters work hard and I feel I should do the same as a judge. 

 

An arg is a claim+impact+warrant. 

 

"You can't beat an argument by simply pointing out that an argument should be ignored. If you cannot logically deconstruct a 'dumb' argument, what does that make you?" - Ben Wolch. At the bare minimum, present a reason why.

 

1% risk doesn't make sense. Mitigating the risk of something sufficiently enough will make its risk inconsequential. 

 

Try or die only makes sense if the trying somewhat resolves the dying. 

 

I have a a strong emphasis on clarity and efficiency – generally, debates center around a few key arguments but the last rebuttals include a lot of irrelevant substance filling arguments instead of a focus on the core issues. 

 

Pieces of evidence are only useful as support for an argument. Make sure each piece of evidence you read is carefully selected to serve an explicit purpose. Analytics suffice in the absence of evidence as long there is a logical warrant proving the claim true. 

 

The content and source of an argument are relevant, in so far, as the argument that you are making. 

 

My favorite part about debate is research. Take that for what you will. 

 

Truth versus tech is sort of arbitrary. It's not new if it is true. 

 

“I enjoy debaters doing what they do well. If you’re funny, be funny. If you are smart, be smart. Cordial debates are generally more enjoyable. Context matters. If two aggressive teams have a heated rivalry then it’s going to produce an aggressive debate---I get that. Unnecessary aggression/rudeness/etc will result in lower points.” – Jordan Blumenthal

 

Impact turn + Advantage CP/Case is my favorite strategy.

 

There is a strategic utility to certain critiques (more commonly known as kritiks) when executed in a fashion that makes it a relevant consideration of the affirmative.

 

after my time in the activity and experience in the real world, my parting words of wisdom is that the single most important thing I took away from the activity is to maximize your fun. 5 years from now - you are going to tell the stories where you had the most fun. 

 

For questions related to anything, email me: 

Neilp1215@gmail.com

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Three Trails District Tournament HS 2017-12-08 CX R2 1001 1012 Aff Aff 3-0
Three Trails District Tournament HS 2017-12-08 CX R1 1000 1008 Aff Aff 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 CX R7 Kent Denver KK Cypress Bay KK Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 CX R5 Boston Latin Academy BP Lexington GZ Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 POL Octos Greenhill KM Montgomery Bell CJ Neg Neg 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 POL DO Greenhill KM College Prep HR Aff Aff 3-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 POL R6 Westminster DG Notre Dame HS - Sherman Oaks PU Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 POL R4 Montgomery Bell BH Greenhill KM Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 POL R2 Notre Dame HS - Sherman Oaks MP College Prep HN Aff
Crestian Policy Classic HS 2017-02-16 VAR Octas St. Mark's School of Texas WW Montgomery Bell KR Neg Neg 3-0
Crestian Policy Classic HS 2017-02-16 VAR R6 Glenbrook North JN Niles West SS Aff
Crestian Policy Classic HS 2017-02-16 VAR R5 Montgomery Bell KR Greenhill KM Aff
Crestian Policy Classic MS 2017-02-16 VAR R3 Westminster DG Pace NA Aff
Crestian Policy Classic HS 2017-02-16 VAR R2 Niles West AF Westminster BP Aff
Crestian Policy Classic HS 2017-02-16 VAR R1 Montgomery Bell CJ Niles West CB Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 CX Octafi Polytechnic XW St. Mark's School of Texas WW Neg Aff 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 CX Double Niles West GB Greenhill SK Neg Neg 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 CX R6 Niles West SS Greenhill GE Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 CX R4 Iowa City West EC Greenhill SK Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 CX R3 Iowa City West TK Greenhill MK Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 CX R1 Berkeley Prep ES New Trier JM Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2016-11-19 VCXRR R2 Kinkaid RB South Eugene SL Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 CX R6 Austin SFA EO Skyline HL Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 CX R2 Meadows BN Iowa City WZ Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV and Novice State HS 2016-03-11 JVCX Rd 5 GleNor FK NilNor WM Aff
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV and Novice State HS 2016-03-11 JVCX Rd 4 NewTri CR GleNor FZ Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV and Novice State HS 2016-03-11 JVCX Rd 3 NilWes VS LanTec CH Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV and Novice State HS 2016-03-11 JVCX Rd 2 GleNor JL NilWes BC Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV and Novice State HS 2016-03-11 JVCX Rd 1 NorCP GZ GleNor NS Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL PFB St. Mark's School of Texas KP Glenbrook North JT Aff Aff 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R5 Iowa City West TR Pace FM Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 CX R6 Iowa City West TR Niles West GG Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 CX R5 Encinitas WW Niles West TG Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 CX R4 Glenbrook North CR Wayzata SH Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 CX R3 Niles West CB Rosemount BS Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 CX R2 Lexington XW Glenbrook North BL Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 CX R1 Niles West BS Iowa City West JW Neg
The Glenbrooks MS 2015-11-21 VCX R7 Pace FM Kinkaid YB Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R6 St. Mark's School of Texas KP Kent Denver KC Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R5 Harker WH George Washington AC Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R4 Montgomery Bell ZY Von Steuben CE Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R3 Barstow NF Isidore Newman ZA Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R2 Northside College Prep KS Woodward BP Neg
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R1 Montgomery Bell JC Centennial LP Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament HS 2015-11-13 OCX Semi Neenah DD Homestead CL Aff Aff 3-0
Badgerland Debate Tournament HS 2015-11-13 OCX R5 Appleton East MR Mukwonago JM Neg
Badgerland Debate Tournament HS 2015-11-13 OCX R2 Rufus King PR Neenah DD Neg
Badgerland Debate Tournament HS 2015-11-13 OCX R1 SPASH GM Mukwonago ZG Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX R6 New Trier KB Cambridge LL Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX R5 Lexington CD Niles North WO Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX R4 Westlake WS Niles North YG Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX R3 Johns Creek RL Lexington SZ Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX R2 Iowa City WZ Montgomery Bell CK Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX R1 Cypress Bay VP St. Mark's School of Texas PA Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R7 Glenbrook North ST Leucadia Independent GY Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R4 Glenbrook North LB Niles West GG Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R3 Phoenix Military DL Niles West HM Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R1 Kent Denver GC Greenhill LR Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament HS 2014-11-05 VCX R7 Wylie E. Groves JG Alpharetta MW Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament HS 2014-11-05 VCX R6 New Trier LY Pine Crest KS Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament HS 2014-11-05 VCX R5 Glenbrook North HR Niles West BG Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament HS 2014-11-05 VCX R4 Lexington LiMe Chattahoochee DM Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament HS 2014-11-05 VCX R3 H.H. Dow HR Montgomery Bell KC Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament HS 2014-11-05 VCX R2 Niles North BE Okemos SZ Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament HS 2014-11-05 VCX R1 Niles North RO Iowa City HS Neg
Niles Township Invitational HS 2014-09-12 POL R6 Glenbrook North KJ Lane Tech College Prep H.S. NS Aff
Niles Township Invitational HS 2014-09-12 POL R5 Glenbrook North CM Lane Tech College Prep H.S. DC Aff
Niles Township Invitational HS 2014-09-12 POL R4 Glenbrook North PM New Trier LG Aff
Niles Township Invitational HS 2014-09-12 POL R3 Phoenix Military DL Maine East NS Neg
Niles Township Invitational HS 2014-09-12 POL R2 Oak Park and River Forest PK Glenbrook North KH Aff