Jennifer Adams Paradigm

Last changed 10/6 12:23A EDT

First and foremost, I am looking for clear contentions and well argued impacts with a clear and obvious structure. While presentation is not the deciding factor, it does affect how persuasive your arguments ultimately are. That being said, whichever side that conveys the best evidence and best rebuts their opponents will win.

Still, as a judge, clarity is important. Competitors have a tendency to believe that if they speak more and very fast then their arguments will be better and they will win the debate. However, this might instead muddle your points and rationale and end up hurting your arguments. It must be stressed that clear arguments coupled with empirical evidence wins debates not shouting out as many sources, reasons, and data as possible.

Finally, understanding and properly refuting the other side's argument is pivotal. The debate should not just be which side has the most evidence, but also which side can best defend their evidence and arguments.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers 3/2/2019 VPF 2nd Ch AK 128 AY 103 Aff Neg on a 2-1
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers 3/2/2019 VPF R3 AY 115 AP 131 Neg Neg on a 2-1
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers 3/2/2019 VPF R2 AE 107 AK 128 Neg Neg on a 2-1
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers 3/2/2019 VPF R1 AH 104 AY 103 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Four Round February PCFL at Council Rock North 2/16/2019 VPF R4 Unionville RS CR North KW Aff
Four Round February PCFL at Council Rock North 2/16/2019 JVPF R3 CR North BP Strath Haven RS Aff
Four Round February PCFL at Council Rock North 2/16/2019 JVPF R1 Strath Haven AS CR North TM Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD Octos Regis DoMc Bronx HS Of Science DP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD R5 Ridge SM Unionville GQ Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD R3 Regis GS Ridge KW Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD R2 Paramus GG Regis AP Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD R2 Bronx HS Of Science SC Cary SH Neg
PCFL Showcase Septober at Unionville 10/6/2018 JVPF R2 Unionville MP Unionville MN Neg
PCFL Showcase Septober at Unionville 10/6/2018 VPF R1 Unionville LS Unionville RZ Aff