Jordyn Howard

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 13 November 2021 11:00 AM EDT

Hi!

I am a pretty chill and laid back judge. I myself do PF, so I know most of the ins and outs of how a round should go. Below are a couple of answers to common questions and some things you should know before beginning your round.

  • I am 100% tech over truth. If you don’t give me anything technical to go off of, I will vote where I believe the arguments were the most convincing.
  • If you or your partner concede something, it will automatically go to the other team. Spending time on it will not help, so I recommend spending time elsewhere on the flow. Try to win other points.
  • I do not have any issues with speed. If you plan to speak at a speed that isn’t normal for Public Forum, please start an email chain with myself and the other competitors on it in order to ensure we all understand what is going on.
  • In order to make sure that I understand all of the arguments in full, I may stop the round to ask a quick question or two. Make sure you have a good explanation because if I don't understand your argument, how am I supposed to vote for it?
  • I don't vote on solvency just name dropped. You need to prove how YOU solve as well.
  • I will not tolerate being rude or overly aggressive towards your opponent. I understand cutting someone off because they have been talking for too long, but being plain rude is unnecessary and will be reflected in your speaker points.
  • Please DO NOT bring race into a debate in an inappropriate way. If you attempt to use my race as an advantage to win the round, you will lose and receive the lowest amount of speaker points the tournament will allow.
  • I love jokes during the round because it makes it a lot easier for me to watch. With that being said, any offensive jokes made will cost you and your partner the round. If you have to question whether or not the joke was offensive, DO NOT MAKE IT.
  • Make clean extensions of your link story if you want me to vote on a certain point in the debate. Just extending an uncontested impact or an uncontested response will not help. Tell me the story behind the point and if you can give me the card info as well so that i may draw the line on my flow.
  • PLEASE COLLAPSE. I AM BEGGING YOU. Collapsing makes the round better for literally everyone involved. If you try to go for everything and miss one key extension it could cost you the round and no one wants that. Soooooo collapse.
  • I welcome questions after the round to try to clarify why you won or lost the round, but please do not attempt to change my mind about the decision I have made. I attempt to make the best possible decision based on the flow and the content of the cases. Trying to change my mind will just aggravate me. It is what it is.

Overall, just be kind to your opponents and the judge. If you have any questions, please ask them before the round starts. It never hurts to ask. Happy debating.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Peach State Classic HS 2021-11-12 NPF R4 Carrollton BZ Vestavia Hills JW Aff
Peach State Classic HS 2021-11-12 NPF R3 Lawrenceville KM Vestavia Hills RJ Neg
Peach State Classic HS 2021-11-12 NPF R2 Starr's Mill KS Lawrenceville KT Aff
Peach State Classic HS 2021-11-12 NPF R1 Starr's Mill PS Lawrenceville KW Aff
The Quarantine Classic HS 2020-07-24 PF Quarte Bridgewater Independent KS Montgomery Blair ZJ Neg Neg 4-1
The Quarantine Classic HS 2020-07-24 PF R1 Foothill SA Freljord Prep AM Aff
The Tab N Dab Invitational HS 2020-06-06 PF R6 Standley Lake Warnaka & Molina-Barraza SCOTTS Evan Burkeen Aff
The Tab N Dab Invitational HS 2020-06-06 PF R2 Montgomery Blair James Zhou Munchkin Muralicharan & Suresh Neg
The Tab N Dab Invitational HS 2020-06-06 PF R1 Miramonte San Gabriel & Cardozo Real School Institute Ian Mackey-Piccolo & Jackson Romero Neg
Speech and Debate ALL Event Tournament HS 2020-04-10 OPPF Octos Montgomery HS Independent ZZ LOP JD Neg Neg 3-0
Speech and Debate ALL Event Tournament HS 2020-04-10 OPPF R5 Chomsky School of CS LOP JD Neg
Speech and Debate ALL Event Tournament HS 2020-04-10 OPPF R4 Montgomery HS Independent ZZ Princeton Wombats ZL Aff
Speech and Debate ALL Event Tournament HS 2020-04-10 OPPF R4 West Lakes FZ Simulacra Prep CS Aff
Speech and Debate ALL Event Tournament HS 2020-04-10 OPPF R3 LOP DD Cranbrook WK Aff
Speech and Debate ALL Event Tournament HS 2020-04-10 OPPF R3 West HS SLC DK BARS Medical Services JN Aff