Catherine Goodman

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 3 December 2021 3:05 AM MDT

Debate:

I would rather hear a slow, clear argument than a rapid argument that is hard to follow. Chart a path that makes it easy for me to flow your arguments through.

Persuade me with reasoning, weighing, and any arguments you were able to turn to your benefit. Don't use circular reasoning or tautologies ("it's true because it's true"); instead, show evidence for your claim and attach impacts -- otherwise, I can't see a path to voting for you.

Don't try to win by criticizing the other team with minor points of order; wonky theory or K arguments will only make the round harder for me to discern. Strong reasoning, evidence, weighing, and persuasion are key for me. Still, if the other team does something that warrants mention, please do so as it could tip the scales in your favor. And I'm a big fan of Aristotle's appeals, but keep it all in balance. I won't be persuaded by a charismatic argument that doesn't have support or impacts.

For me, tech>truth, pretty much every time. However, see my note above about points of order; if you choose to critique the other team, I will judge that critique based on the merits of your argument, not your detailed knowledge of how policy debate works. Same goes for DAs and counterplans. It all comes down to clarity, reasoning, evidence, weighing, and who can convince me that their policy is best, using all the techniques of good flow debaters.

Finally, extend and weigh. If you drop a contested argument, then I'll drop it as well. Same with an uncontested argument; it flows through.

I typically don't evaluate cross, and I will reduce speaks for aggressive behavior.

Speech:

Eye contact. Eye contact. Eye contact. Try not to trail words; be confident of your delivery, and move with purpose. Show some passion if appropriate but also vary your voice dynamics. Be memorable but do not do this at the expense of a cohesive, well-styled delivery.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
UHSAA 5A State Debate HS 2022-03-11 CX Quarte 110 114 Neg Neg 2-1
UHSAA 5A State Debate HS 2022-03-11 CX R4 112 116 Aff
UHSAA 5A State Debate HS 2022-03-11 CX R1 115 111 Aff
Region 6 HS 2022-02-26 CX R2 200 202 Aff
Copper Classic HS 2022-01-14 OCX R5 Alta HH Green Canyon LS Neg
Copper Classic HS 2022-01-14 OCX R2 Green Canyon WC Alta RL Aff
Copper Classic HS 2022-01-14 OCX R1 Salem Hills RR Davis CW Neg
Silver and Black HS 2021-12-02 CX R6 St Mark's School of Texas KZ Salem Hills BR Aff
Region 8 Tournament HS 2021-02-27 PF R3 300 307 Con
Great Salt Lake District Tournament HS 2021-02-17 PF Semis Rowland Hall BD West HS SLC MS Aff Aff 3-0
Great Salt Lake District Tournament HS 2021-02-17 PF Quarte West HS SLC MS Rowland Hall HS Neg Aff 2-1
Great Salt Lake District Tournament HS 2021-02-17 LD R4 Judge Memorial HJ West HS SLC RS Aff
Great Salt Lake District Tournament HS 2021-02-17 LD R3 West HS SLC AK Olympus KI Aff
Great Salt Lake District Tournament HS 2021-02-17 PF R2 Rowland Hall BD Intermountain C BP Aff
Great Salt Lake District Tournament HS 2021-02-17 PF R1 Tooele WL Skyline AZ Neg
Great Salt Lake District Tournament HS 2020-02-19 BQ R4 111 181 Neg
Copper Classic HS 2020-02-14 OLD Semis West HS SLC AK Hunter KB Neg Aff 2-1
Copper Classic HS 2020-02-14 OLD Octos Alta EE Hunter KB Neg Neg 2-1
Copper Classic HS 2020-02-14 OLD R6 Green Canyon SB Hunter SA Aff
Copper Classic HS 2020-02-14 OLD R5 Ridgeline AG Rock Springs MK Neg
Copper Classic HS 2020-02-14 OLD R3 Hunter LA Alta MM Neg
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial UVU HS 2020-01-24 LD Semifi GreRiv Jessica Petri Davis Bryn Montierth Neg Neg 4-1
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial UVU HS 2020-01-24 PFD Octofi Cyprus Newbold & Atkinson Northr Cantwell & Farner Pro Pro 3-0
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial UVU HS 2020-01-24 PFD R5 RocSpr Shuler & Yeshlur CedVal Backus & Smith Pro
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial UVU HS 2020-01-24 PFD R5 Juab Steele & Hennrich RowHal Hull & Wang Con
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial UVU HS 2020-01-24 PFD R3 RocSpr Ribordy & Fox StaSta Barrett & Saunders Pro
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial UVU HS 2020-01-24 PFD R3 Bingha Bouche & Sevy Dixie Taliva'a & Bundy Con
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial UVU HS 2020-01-24 PFD R1 Timpvi Teasdale & Miller Roy Cole & Crump Pro
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial UVU HS 2020-01-24 PFD R1 StaSta Slaugh & Stewart Logan Weed & Shaw Con
Skyhawk Smackdown HS 2019-11-15 OCX R2 Summit Roundy & Guerra RivHS Thomas & Young Neg
Beehive Bonanza HS 2019-10-04 NCX Semis Parker Freeney & Hernandez Herrim Reid & Watson Aff Aff 3-0
Beehive Bonanza HS 2019-10-04 NCX Quarte Herrim Reid & Watson GreCan Cook & Earl Neg Aff 2-1
Beehive Bonanza HS 2019-10-04 OCX R4 Crimson Cliffs HS GJ Green Canyon PF Aff
Beehive Bonanza HS 2019-10-04 NCX R3 Parker Weigle & Weigle Herrim Reid & Watson Aff
Beehive Bonanza HS 2019-10-04 OCX R3 Desert Hills SM Parker JS Neg
Beehive Bonanza HS 2019-10-04 OCX R1 Logan SO Parker GR Aff
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial HS 2019-01-25 CX Quarte Clearf Snounou & Howe RowHal Dau & Park Aff Aff 2-1
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial HS 2019-01-25 CX R5 Skylin Anandh & Sucahyo RowHal Dau & Park Neg
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial HS 2019-01-25 CX R4 Roy Chidester & Pippin ProHal Wheeler & Medeiros Aff
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial HS 2019-01-25 CX R3 Roy Neiswanger & Heiner ProHal Schmidt & Campbell Aff
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial HS 2019-01-25 CX R2 Roy Dunn & Coria Cyprus Oswald & Zarate Aff
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial HS 2019-01-25 CX R1 CorCan Witzel & Page Cyprus Oates & Bartholoma Neg
Skyhawk Smackdown HS 2018-11-16 NCX R3 Skylin Pham & Zhang RowHal Drakos & Zhou Neg
Skyhawk Smackdown HS 2018-11-16 OCX R1 ProHal Werts & Seo Cyprus Oates & Bartholoma Aff