Grace Osusky

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 8 October 2021 10:15 AM EDT

If it's going to be a crazy round, include me on the email chain: gracemo314@gmail.com Thanks!

Also feel free to email me with questions, comments, concerns, etc.

I wrote this paradigm circa 2018 but it's probably still true so unless you have questions, let's do the debate thing.

LD

Short Version

I judge HEAVILY off the flow and am okay with pretty much anything. I did debate all four years in high school, with a mix of IEs and debate events (LD, PF). I debate for the University of Utah. I'm good with whatever sort of argument you want to run. (K's, PICs, etc.) The flow is your friend. Address it, sign post on it, win on it.

You do you.

Unless it's racist/offensive/sexist/just demoralizing in any way.

Don't do that.


Also, analyze your opponent's case and the refutations you place on your opponent's case.

It's debate. C L A S H.

Questions? Ask in round.

I like settler colonialism arguments, T, and neat PICs. K affs are pretty neat too. :)

Longer Version

LD

I did LD for the majority of my high school debate career (3/4 years) so you can do basically whatever. My main philosophy is tabula rasa. Also, I will flow everything except cross-ex and new arguments in rebuttals. It's a cheap shot; don't do it. It won't help you and I'll know because I've flowed the round. So don't. :) I do weigh a lot off the flow, especially if it's a close round. Dropped arguments count against you unless it's a kick out of something like a conditional CP or something like that. Otherwise, I don't typically flow taglines of cards but if it's an all progressive round I will I GUESS. I tend to flow arguments that are made on the cards, but if you're going all out with the cards, I'll flow the card tags. Questions on this? Please feel free to ask.

Speaker Points- I'll go as low as 24-25 if you're being a bad person, but usually, they're around 28-29 for most debaters. A 30 isn't impossible to get; it's just more difficult. Also, I don't do that tenth of a speaker point nonsense. You'll be getting whole numbers, and the better the debate, the higher those numbers will be for both teams. If you make me laugh, your speaks will likely increase.
I have been called a speaker point fairy before, so, do with that what you will. Give me a good debate, I give you good speaks.

Traditional- go for it. This is what I debated in high school. But make sure you don't just waltz into the round and try to say your value is better than your opponents or that their value doesn't matter. Great. Now, do two things for me: explain why your value is better and why I should prefer your framework. Otherwise, I can run with whatever y'all throw at me.

Progressive- also go for it. I can run with the progressive high school style. That being said, if your opponent seems uncomfortable with how fast you're going, don't spread them out of the round. Make sure your link stories are very clear. Don't just say that an apple falling off a tree links to nuclear war. Explain why it does. The more convincing your link story, the more likely you are to win. But a good K is always appreciated.

CPs/Disads- knock yourself out. I think CPs are super fun and if run right can really spice up the round. Disads are great, but once again, make sure you have a solid link story or it won't be a solid win for you. The more creative you are with your CP or Disad, the more fun the round will be and the more likely you are to sway me in a messy or close round.

Theory- if you run a wild theory because your opponent did something crazy, I think it's great. I LOVE crazy theory arguments and feel like theory, whether responding to it or reading it against an opponent, is a wonderful way to mess with the other team. If you're undecided about running theory, just do it. The more creative it is, the better!

Speed- as long as you're clear, and I don't yell clear, we're good. Clear?

When Traditional meets Progressive- just clash with each other. I will be more lenient with those cases that spend the majority of their time attacking a K especially if the debater running the K doesn't engage with their opponent's case. Yes, you do have to clash with a traditional case. Yes, in order for me to buy the K you have to link them to it. Traditional debaters, don't be freaked out when your opponent starts reading a K. Just remember POSTAL, collect yourself, and do your best. I have no problem voting for a traditional case over a poorly run K. As much as I love a good K, if it's a bad one, you'll have a much harder time winning.

K on K Debate: When this happens, things get messy. Crystallize the round through framing. I'm more likely to buy the K if you link your opponent into it. Otherwise, it's weird, it's messy, it confuses everyone in the round. Judging it is kind of bland because no one clashes. Clash and you'll be ahead. Link your opponent, like solidly link them in, and you might just get the ballot.

Perf Con: I'm less inclined to vote on these. There's a place for them in debate but if it's just kind of floating around because you say Perf Con and expect it to have weight on my flow, then you better explain why I should care. Why is this a priori and demand my attention?

Case-Turns: It will kill me inside, but if it's what the round comes down to, I will vote on a dropped case turn.
It hurts you as much as it hurts me.


Misc.- signpost, have fun, do your thing.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Red Rock Classic HS 2020-12-17 Parli R1 Salem Hills Ah Kuoi & Kearns Loveland Baldwin & Hurst Opp
Red Rock Classic HS 2019-12-20 LD R2 AD Joshua Abbott AH Tempest Allred Aff
Red Rock Classic HS 2019-12-20 PF R1 AD Oblad & Ah Kuoi AC Richards & Kahm Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD SF Pinnacle KA McNeil AR Neg Neg 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD QF Davis Senior ET Pinnacle KA Neg Neg 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD OF St Francis DJ BASIS Mesa AC Aff Neg 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD 2x Hamilton AM Desert Vista AM Aff Aff 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD 2x Hamilton NK Canyon Crest Independent BP Neg Neg 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD 3x Desert Vista AM Mesquite JY Aff Aff 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD R6 Helix Charter MC American Prep DT Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD R6 McNeil AR University AV Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 NLD R5 Advanced Technologies Acad DS Desert Vista RC Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 NLD R5 Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas SD Hamilton MR Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD R4 Hamilton JS Canyon Crest Independent SC Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD R4 Hamilton RM St Francis DJ Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD R3 Durham BD Hamilton AM Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD R3 McNeil WP Hamilton JA Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD R2 Hamilton KM McMinnville AC Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VLD R2 Advanced Technologies Acad JG Hamilton NK Neg