Imen Boussayoud Paradigm

Last changed 9/13 10:40A EDT

A little about me: I debated for Brooklyn Technical High School for around 3 years, and now I'm a freshman at Hunter College. I ran primarily K/Performance arguments,but Ill listen to all. This year (2014-2015) is my first season judging JV/Varsity HS debate.

The 'I know most of you are reading this right before the round or super quickly while trying to pref 200 judges' Philosophy:

0- Overview- Before I get into specifics, what's most important is to DO WHAT YOU'RE GOOD AT. Don't change what your strategy is based on what's in this philosophy (except for #8, that's non negotiable) if anything just try to improve it. Be comfortable in round and funny, I'm not a scary person.

1- K/Performance teams- Love them, love to hear them, but don't dare to run them if you don't know what you're talking about. As someone who used it plenty of times, I know what BS sounds like. If you have a great innovative argument or interpretation, I'll be over the moon! If you just read that I like K's and run an old cap file that you have no idea what the literature is, you will most likely not get a ballot off of me.

2- CP/Disad debates- I enjoy hearing them, as long as you have a smart CP and use it to cut through the other teams offense, that's an easy ballot. However, dont spread through 8 DA's and 3 CP's- I dislike the throwing shit against a wall and seeing what sticks strategy. Pick a couple off and use them well.

3- 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!

4- Theory/T- I like theory. I dislike a quick blip, but if you make the theory offense you have specific to the aff/neg and give me offensive reasons to lean your way I'll be convinced. Please call out aff condo if you see it. A good T debate is the same, make sure to give strong competing interpretations.

5- Framework- Not my favorite argument. I'll hear it, but if it's the same repetitive blocks I've heard over and over again, I probably won't vote on it. Again, like theory, give me specificity! Call out warrants of the aff that are problematic, and you better give me a damn good reason as to why a policy will solve the harms of the aff.

6- In Round- Please, be persuasive, be funny and approachable, it seriously helps a lot in making the round a better experience for everyone! Make sure to impact EVERYTHING and specifically answer the other teams offense. In the 2nr/2ar, the best strategy which cannot be repeated enough is WRITE MY BALLOT FOR ME. At the end of the round when I give my decision, if it's what your final rebuttal was, that means you get perfect speaks.

7- Speaker Points- I'm generous with speaker points. I start out at a 28, add and subtract points based on speaking ability and what happens in round. You get an extra half a speaker point if you reference Poussey from OINTB, anything from A Song of Ice and Fire or Game of Thrones, (especially Dolorous Edd), Naruto, and PLEASE PLEASE FMA Brotherhood. Seriously, I will add that on the spot. 

8- Final Disclaimer- IF ANYTHING RACIST/ HOMOPHOBIC/ TRANSMISOGYNIST/ ISLAMOPHOBIC/ OR SOMETHING THAT DEGRADES ANOTHER TEAM OR THEIR MEMBERS, THE ROUND WILL END RIGHT THERE WITH THE PARTY AT FAULT GETTING 0 SPEAKER POINTS AND A LOSS. DO NOT TEST ME ON THIS.

Any more specific questions, feel free to ask me in round! Have a good day everyone, and good luck debating! :* :)

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Columbia Invitational 1/20/2017 PF Octos Horace Mann KS Bronx HS Of Science BR Neg Aff on a 2-1
Columbia Invitational 1/20/2017 PF Dubs Horace Mann SG Bronx HS Of Science QI Neg Neg on a 2-1
Columbia Invitational 1/20/2017 PF Dubs Horace Mann KS Waring KL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Columbia Invitational 1/20/2017 PF Run-of Byram Hills CY Carrollton TC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Columbia Invitational 1/20/2017 PF R5 Regis KM Carrollton TC Neg
Columbia Invitational 1/20/2017 PF R5 Milton JE Hendrick Hudson MW Aff
Columbia Invitational 1/20/2017 PF R1 Hackley BW West Windsor-Plainsboro HS South CN Aff
Columbia Invitational 1/20/2017 PF R1 Success Academy CC Horace Mann KS Neg
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD Octafi Harvard-Westlake AM Success Academy SC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 LD RR R7 Holy Cross TL Newark Science OA Neg
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD Partia Lexington NB Harvard-Westlake AM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 LD RR R6 Newark Science OA Byram Hills JB Neg Neg on a 2-0
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R6 Ridge JH Harrison CW Aff
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R5 Lexington SA Harrison BS Neg
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 LD RR R5 Harrison LC Ridge JH Aff Aff on a 2-0
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R4 Bronx HS Of Science ZP Harrison SO Neg
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 LD RR R4 Lexington NB Newark Science BA Neg Neg on a 2-0
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R3 Lexington OR Harvard-Westlake AM Neg
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R2 Lexington KL Harvard-Westlake JN Neg
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R1 Lexington NB Bronx HS Of Science SR Aff
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD Quarte Harrison AE Millburn WH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD Octos Byram Hills AW Scarsdale GZ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD Dubs Hendrick Hudson MG Scarsdale ZG Neg Neg on a 3-0
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD R5 Harrison AE Hunter TF Aff
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD R5 Princeton EO Monticello DA Neg
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD R4 Loyola Blakefield JH Harrison EL Aff
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD R3 Millburn CS Hunter NG Aff
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD R3 Harrison BS Byram Hills AW Neg
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED 3/4/2016 VLD R2 Stuyvesant SL Randolph AP Aff
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD Semifi Ridge SK Harrison RP Neg Neg on a 3-0
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD Quarte Bronx HS Of Science ZP Syosset JW Aff Aff on a 3-0
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 Double Bronx HS Of Science ZP Princeton EO Aff Aff on a 3-0
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 LD RR Final Success Academy SC Newark Science AK Neg Neg on a 5-0
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R6 Success Academy SC Harrison RP Neg
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 LD RR R5 Cambridge Rindge and Latin PO Success Academy SC Neg Neg on a 2-0
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R5 J. Graham Brown BD Bronx HS Of Science ZP Aff
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 LD RR R4 Lexington AQ Harrison EA Neg Neg on a 2-0
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R4 Hunter ML Randolph EW Neg
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R3 Lexington LW Princeton DC Neg
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R2 Millburn WH Lexington AQ Aff
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R1 Randolph HK Ridge SK Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R6 Cypress Bay SK Lexington ZW Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R3 Stuyvesant AT North Broward Prep MR Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R2 Baltimore City College EY Lexington RZ Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R1 Calhoun BF Cypress Bay MF Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX Qtr Newark Science AM Stuyvesant DB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R5 McDowell MS Loyola HS of Detroit MT Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R4 Stuyvesant DS Hunter College CS Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R3 Lexington KL Hawken LB Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R2 McDowell FW Lexington LL Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R1 Institute for Collaborative Education YL Stuyvesant SY Neg
Regis Debate CFL 12/20/2014 NPol R2 Stuyve LW BrxSci HT Neg
Regis Debate CFL 12/20/2014 NPol R1 BrxSci LN Stuyve DS Neg
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open R5 McDonogh JR Atholton SR Neg
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open R4 Atholton BB Newark Science SF Neg
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 NCX R3 Stuyvesant SA Lexington RJ Neg
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open R2 University Prep MM Baltimore City College SU Aff
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open R1 Edgemont CH Baltimore City College YB Neg
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 TD Quarte Baltimore City College BY Wilson FP Aff Aff on a 2-1
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 TD Octos Baltimore City College BY River Hill DD Aff Aff on a 2-1
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 TD R4 Eastside DD Agape Leaders Prep KK Neg
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 TD R3 ACORN Community IR Ft Lauderdale CF Neg
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 TD R2 Baltimore City College MG Baltimore Urban Debate League AE Aff
GDS Tournament at Georgetown Day School 9/26/2014 VCX R4 Unionville CP River Hill DD Neg
GDS Tournament at Georgetown Day School 9/26/2014 VCX R3 Centennial KP Baltimore City College GM Aff
GDS Tournament at Georgetown Day School 9/26/2014 VCX R1 Head Royce FP Oakton JS Aff