Daniel Mendes Paradigm

Last changed 9/12 11:15A EDT

Daniel Mendes
East Side High School graduate (2014)
Newark, NJ
I go to Rutgers- Newark 

 SHORT VERSION
Just like any other judge I am best with well explained arguments and good analysis. I prefer this over teams that just read a million cards . I'm probably more suited to critical arguments as I have more experience with them but run what you are good at. I don't like cheap shots, I think debate is more educational and pedagogical than a game, treat your arguments wth value.
I don't see debate in a vacuum or disconnected from the real world.

 

Traditional Topicality/ Framework / Theory:
I find that when teams read this, it's always very recycled, the same blocks from 10 years ago.
If you are reading this against K affs, ... Those old same standards aren't that persuasive to me. Make it persuasive, do lots of analysis, voters are a big deal for me don't make it a blip.

FW
I like good framework debates, but I think that your impacts have to really be fleshed out and have good analysis. Affirmatives should directly respond to standards, not just read their anti FW block and think it'll win them the debate, also don't just read a roll of the ballot and think you're good, justify it with counter standards and compare or it will cost you. 

Theory
I hate cheap shots, so when it comes to theory, if you are going for go for it. Make the impacts more nuanced and developed, make it matter and I will see it ias a legit argument.

Counterplans:
These are fine, I like hearing all the creative and crazy ways to solve for advantages. Specific is better than generic. It better be competative.

  

Disads:
I will vote on it if it's good and you win it. Don't just read hella cards in the 2nc block. Do big picture stories, you can read cards obviously but analyze it and make it apply to aff arguments
I may not be super familiar with the latest scenarios but if you explain all the steps in your overview and you win it then you're good. 

  

Kritiks:
Awesome, win it. Make a good persuasive specific link. The Alternative is really important, I should know if it's something material or educational or etc. Read a framework especially against policy affs. Framework is also pretty important (roll of the judge and ballot and all that)

 

Policy/plan/USFG/Fiat type affs:

I'll vote for it. However you MUST win your framework interpretation against Critical arguments. Explain your permutations, what they look like, how they work, why it functions. I have no problem voting for these affs but you're not winning on fraework its hard to vote for you

 

Critical/ Performance Affs:
Nice, just tell me what ur method does and what that means in context of the debate community as well as the real world! I don't think these affs must defend the federal government or have a plan but I think planless affs should be atleast somehow related to the topic because then we can diversify our arguments and make them apply to whatever the res is :)  

 

Case: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE engage in a case debate. Neg- Put specific offense on case, challenge the aff! Aff- Please use your case past the 1ac. Extend your cards and smart arguments, the 1ac is 8 minutes of offense for you in the rest of the debate, use it like that!

 

Flowing: I'd say I'm pretty average at flowing, if you're going through a huge list of standards or something slow it down, Slow it down on the tags. I am not a flow centric judge, i look at my flow to see what you said, if the analysis aint there neither is the argument. Frameworks and precedurals come first obviously then comes the aff vs counter methods,plans, alternatives, or SQ 

 

25s and a loss: Racism good, Slurs, inappropriate behavior. Just be appropriate and behave please

 

Good speaks: Be clear, and win. Be persuasive, be funny and approachable, it seriously helps a lot in making the round a better experience for everyone! I give speaker points for teams who know how to emphasize lines in their warrants rather than reading through it 500 wpm like a robot. I like passion and when people care about the things they read. 

I'm really laid back and I think debate is an activity that's fun and to learn and be competitive. Dressing and acting "proper" and closed cross ex and all that strict stuff is silly to me. Feel free to ask my any questions. 

Also I just want to say that if you don't agree with my decision feel free to ask questions and we can have a conversation with me after the round about how I interpreted the round, don't bicker with me and don't be rude. 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD Quarte Harrison RP Stuyvesant SL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD Octos Stuyvesant TC Monticello DA Aff Aff on a 2-1
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD R5 Byram Hills PE Stuyvesant TC Neg
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD R5 Bronx HS Of Science JS Loyola Blakefield JH Aff
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD R4 Byram Hills JB Stuyvesant PY Neg
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD R4 Hunter TF Byram Hills RP Neg
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD R2 Randolph EW Harrison EL Aff
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD R2 Harrison MZ Byram Hills AW Neg
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD Finals Millburn WH Harrison RP Aff Aff on a 5-0
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD Octafi Bronx HS Of Science ZP J. Graham Brown BD Aff Aff on a 3-0
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R6 Lexington NG Ridge VK Neg
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 LD RR R5 Harrison EA Millburn WH Neg Neg on a 2-0
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R5 Monticello KC Princeton EO Neg
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 LD RR R4 Cambridge Rindge and Latin PO Delbarton VK Neg Neg on a 2-0
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R4 Ridge VT Bronx HS Of Science AC Aff
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R3 Hunter TF Lexington MFr Aff
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R2 Ridge SK Lexington KB Aff
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R1 Whippany Park SZ Bronx HS Of Science UB Neg
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 VCX R5 North Star BS Stuyvesant LL Neg
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 VCX Round North Star LM Beacon MN Neg
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 VCX R3 North Star WA Newark Science MA Neg
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 VCX R2 Bronx HS Of Science KZ University CE Aff
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 NCX R1 Lexington BB North Star AM Aff
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD Octs Stuyvesant SL Lake Highland Prep NK Neg Neg on a 3-0
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R6 Byram Hills PE Harrison MZ Aff
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R5 Lexington DW Stuyvesant HG Neg
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R4 Randolph HK Bridgewater Raritan RK Aff
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R3 Hunter MS Collegiate DK Aff
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R2 Monticello AM Ridge SK Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX Quarte Baltimore City College EY Brooklyn Technical CQ Neg Neg on a 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R6 Baltimore City College EY Brooklyn Technical DY Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R4 Cypress Bay KK Stuyvesant AT Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R3 Brooklyn Technical TN Newark Tech DJ Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R2 Stuyvesant DS Baltimore City College DI Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R1 University MB Stuyvesant BD Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/25/2015 CX Octafi Baltimore City College ID Interlake HL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/25/2015 CX R6 Interlake HL Baltimore City College LY Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/25/2015 CX R5 Baltimore City College WC ACORN Community VC Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/25/2015 CX R4 Baltimore City College SW Wylie E. Groves MS Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/25/2015 CX R3 Interlake DS Brooklyn Independent Debate WR Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/25/2015 CX R2 Edgemont JrSr LM Baltimore City College ID Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX Qtr Lexington ZGi Unionville DY Neg Neg on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R5 Bronx Science LK Institute for Collaborative Education YL Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R4 Bronx Science ZY University CE Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R2 E. L. Meyers LD Hawken ZY Neg
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 VCX Semis Newark Science AA Lexington XZ Aff Aff on a 3-0
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 NCX Quarte Lexington JR Stuyvesant DS Aff Aff on a 3-0
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 NCX R5 Stuyvesant SL Lexington SG Neg
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 VCX R3 Hunter College CS Newark Science AA Neg
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 VCX R2 Lexington ZQ Newark Science BM Neg
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 NCX R1 Stuyvesant ZL Lexington JR Neg
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open Finals Newark Science SF Atholton BB Aff Neg on a 2-1
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open Semifi Reservoir SS Newark Science SF Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open R5 Lakeland District Debate KL Brooklyn Independent Debate DE Neg
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open R4 Lakeland District Debate HT Edgemont KX Neg
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 NCX R3 Lexington LG Stuyvesant HC Aff
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open R2 Lakeland District Debate DB Brooklyn Independent Debate NA Neg
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open R1 Newark Science BM Brooklyn Independent Debate TP Aff
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 TD Quarte Atholton BB Baltimore City College MG Aff Aff on a 3-0
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 TD R4 East Kentwood OR Newark Science AT Aff
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 TD R3 Baltimore City College MG Weston CL Aff
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 TD R1 Capitol Debate EK Wilson FP Neg
GDS Tournament at Georgetown Day School 9/26/2014 VCX R4 Atholton BB Baltimore City College BY Aff
GDS Tournament at Georgetown Day School 9/26/2014 VCX R3 Oakton JS ACORN Community RR Aff
GDS Tournament at Georgetown Day School 9/26/2014 VCX R1 Capitol Debate EK University BM Aff
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 CX Sems Stuyvesant YA Brooklyn Independent Debate DE Neg Neg on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 CX R5 Stuyvesant WW Brooklyn Independent Debate DE Neg
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 CX R4 ACORN Community FV Loyola HS of Detroit WB Aff
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 CX R3 Bronx Science CG Lexington RamZ Neg
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 CX R1 Brooklyn Independent Debate WR Newburgh Free NR Aff