Lauren Hince Paradigm

Last changed 2/16 1:26P CDT

In a nutshell

I'm a former LD, PF, and Congress debater from Minnesota. I now work for New Trier High School in Illinois alongside a full-time non-debate job in Chicago. Since I don't cut cards or teach debate for a living I won't come with deep knowledge on every topic. I'm familiar with jargon and by no means a lay judge, but don't expect me to come in with a huge background on topics. I say this so you don't assume anything when making arguments. I come into rounds with a pretty blank slate and that's how I will evaluate your arguments.

To win my ballot I will need to see some sort of framework/calculus/VC/standard/observation on how to evaluate the round. I will need to see arguments weighed through that framework. I will also need strong organization with the flow. If I don't know where you are, I won't flow your argument. Other than that everything else is pretty straight forward.

tl;dr: I try to approach every round with a blank slate since I'm judging on the side and not coaching full time. The most organized and persuasive debater who takes care of the flow will win my ballot. Oh, and PLEASE WEIGHT. It's that simple.

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Please Don't Do These:

-Forget to signpost (This is #1 for me)

-Argue sexist, racists, or homophobic points

-Shake my hand or call me judge

-Card Clipping (looking at you PF)

-Extend without analysis or impacting. It's not enough to tell me to extend a card.

-Ignore the framework debate if it is applicable

-Turn the last speech of the round into a second rebuttal.

-Excessive off-time road maps, especially when there is only an aff/neg flow to worry about.

-Look at me for facial expressions and validity if you think your opponent is being dumb or whatever. I I usually have a poker face while judging and won't give any indication to validate you. The best way to tell if I'm getting everything you're saying is if my head is done and flowing.

FAQ:

1. Are you ok with speed?

Yes, but I am a bit rusty since I judge debate on the side. If this is PF speed, no problem. LD speed, you might have to slow down for me, but I'll let you know.

2. Can I add you to the email chain?

Yes, laurenehince@gmail.com, but you still need to be clear and organized. Just because I have your case doesn't mean I'm reading it. I process through hearing the arguments better than reading them.

3. Where do your speaker points start?

27 is an average speaker. 28 is you were a good debater but maybe didn't win the round. 29 is you were amazing and did everything I need to see. 30 is rare and reserved for debaters that have amazing strategy, prioritization, argumentation, and delivery

4. Do you disclose?

Yepp, but not speaks

5. Do you care about the flow?

Yes. Very much so, but that doesn't mean you should neglect the bigger picture happening in the round.

6. How do you feel about CP, Ks, theory, etc.?

I don't have a huge background in this but that doesn't mean I won't listen. Like I mentioned above this is a side activity for me and I never ran these types of arguments as a debater which means I might not have the depth of knowledge or understanding of structure to properly judge this type of argumentation. But, I'm super open-minded if you are willing to risk it.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 MSPF R5 Ivy Bridge BG St. Michael's TO Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 MSPF R5 Potomac YZ Ivy Bridge CG Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VPF R4 Nova JS Summit CY Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VPF R4 Cary MZ Henry W Grady RT Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VPF R3 Acton-Boxborough HC Newton South CT Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VPF R3 Newton South DD Montville RP Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 MSPF R1 Bergen County Debate Club CK Early Scholars YT Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 MSPF R1 Bergen County Debate Club GL Avant School of HH Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 PF R6 University PS SF Roosevelt KJ Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 PF R5 John F. Kennedy TK SF Roosevelt SL Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 PF R4 Dexter GK Hinsdale Central CB Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 LD R5 Mountain Brook MC Henry W Grady EH Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake SM Dulles NJ Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 LD R2 Oak Grove NW Harvard-Westlake SK Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VPF R5 Evanston Twp LK Fargo Shanley OG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VPF R5 Bronx Science MR Durham OK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VPF R3 Rowland Hall BG Denver East GM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VPF R3 Delbarton GM Mountain Brook HC Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VPF R2 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches ShCo Fishers RK Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VPF R2 Poly Prep Country Day ML Lake Highland Prep HP Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VPF R6 DuPont Manual VL Lakeville TN Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VPF R5 Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart DL Fairmont Prep BY Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VPF R4 Marist VL SPA SL Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VPF R3 Chagrin Falls MH Ames CM Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VPF R2 Bettendorf HT Eagan HL Neg
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 JVPF R5 IL Math And Science HP Belleville East LB Aff
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 JVPF R4 Belleville East ES Libertyville DJ Neg
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 JVPF R3 University ID Chesterton IP Neg
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 NPF R2 William Fremd ZJ Granite City LB Aff
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 JVPF R1 William Fremd ML Chesterton BV Aff
Illinois Debate Community NJV State Championship 3/8/2019 NPF SEMIS AE 5017 AD 5005 Aff Aff on a 3-2
Illinois Debate Community NJV State Championship 3/8/2019 NPF R4 BK 5043 BC 5013 Neg Neg on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Community NJV State Championship 3/8/2019 NPF R3 AK 5012 AZ 5034 Neg
Illinois Debate Community NJV State Championship 3/8/2019 NPF R2 AK 5010 AA 5002 Neg Neg on a 2-0
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/2/2019 LD R5 Belvidere North Goymerac Barrington Pierga Neg Neg on a 2-1
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/2/2019 LD R2 Barrington Pierga Palatine Tewari Aff
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/2/2019 LD R1 Palatine Tewari Evanston Twp Ahn Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R6 Pinecrest DL Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches VS Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R6 Leadership and Public Service CS Horace Mann SJ Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R3 Jasper KM Regis MR Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R3 Manchester Essex KR Dalton BF Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R2 Berkeley Carroll FM Waring TB Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R2 Boston Latin HM Woodlands KS Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 LD R4 New Trier WT Barrington RT Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 LD R3 Barrington ANa Barrington AA Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 LD R2 Barrington JZ New Trier KP Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 LD R1 New Trier EM Barrington OG Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD R2 Montgomery JT Baton Rouge Magnet PF Aff
Fenwick Friars Invitational 12/15/2018 1 OLD R5 Schaumburg AP Homewood-Flossmoor BH Aff
Fenwick Friars Invitational 12/15/2018 2 NLD R4 Schaumburg CP Amos Alonzo Stagg KR Neg
Fenwick Friars Invitational 12/15/2018 2 NLD R3 Homewood-Flossmoor JP Schaumburg CP Neg
Fall Festival and CCFL Qualifier 11/10/2018 2 O LD R5 Granite City SL Carl Sandburg EM Aff
Fall Festival and CCFL Qualifier 11/10/2018 2 O LD R4 Palatine JS Carl Sandburg SH Aff
Fall Festival and CCFL Qualifier 11/10/2018 2 O LD R3 Palatine IA Carl Sandburg GN Aff
Fall Festival and CCFL Qualifier 11/10/2018 2 O LD R2 Belvidere North TF Granite City BB Neg
Fall Festival and CCFL Qualifier 11/10/2018 2 O LD R1 Granite City KM College Preparatory School of America (CPSA) AA Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R5 Homewood-Flossmoor AB Scarsdale KL Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R4 Quarry Lane MD Chanhassen NW Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R3 East Ridge AR Edina SO Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R1 Edina EM Lakeville North GR Aff
13th Schaumburg Saxon Invitational 10/20/2018 VLD R5 Evanston Twp TC Homewood-Flossmoor AP Aff
13th Schaumburg Saxon Invitational 10/20/2018 VLD R4 Carl Sandburg SH Evanston Twp IF Neg
13th Schaumburg Saxon Invitational 10/20/2018 VLD R3 William Fremd MJ College Preparatory School of America (CPSA) AM Neg
13th Schaumburg Saxon Invitational 10/20/2018 JVLD R2 Libertyville DH Barrington RS Aff
13th Schaumburg Saxon Invitational 10/20/2018 VLD R1 College Preparatory School of America (CPSA) HCh William Fremd EP Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R3 Stuyvesant WH Chatfield Senior KM Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R3 Unionville LI Harrison SN Aff