Michael Miller Paradigm

Last changed 1 December 2020 12:10 AM EDT

I have been coaching and judging since 2013. I'm a flow judge, and I am fine with speed to a point. However, if you see me put down my pen, it means I've stopped flowing because you're speaking too quickly.

When it comes to argumentation, don't assume I am an expert on the topic at hand. I'm leaving all my prior knowledge and opinions about the resolution at the door, so you need to clearly explain your framework (if you have it) for the resolution, and your claims/warrants/impacts should be clear throughout your debate. Make sure to signpost your speeches so I know exactly where you are on the flow. In rebuttals, make sure to actually clash with your opponents' argument, and if you're cross-applying (which I love when it's done correctly), just mention the contention you're using to do so.

In cross X, make sure to give your opponent time to respond to your questions, and give your opponent the chance to ask questions. It will hurt your speaker points if you're rude or show a lack of respect towards your opponent during cross x.

As the debate winds down, make sure to crystalize the point you want me to vote on, and be sure to weigh those points with the points your opponent has.

Pretty much, I'll vote off the flow, so just be sure to make it as clear to me as possible the arguments you've won and why you've won them at the end of the round.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 PF Trips Boston Latin TH Newton South TA Pro Con 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 PF 5 Charles J. Colgan BF Pine View MP Pro Pro 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 PF 4 Henry Clay HR Oak Grove HK Pro Pro 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 PF 3 Harrisburg AG Sue Hayes AD Con Con 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 BT BT PF Ballot Test NT Ballot Test SE Aff Aff 257-165
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 PF 2 Rock Bridge AG Bronx Science MY Con Con 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 PF 1 Chesterton AF Carrollton MR Pro Pro 3-0
Ridge Debates HS 2020-12-11 VPF Sems Princeton LC Regis BG Con Pro 2-1
Ridge Debates HS 2020-12-11 VPF Qs Byram Hills WH Princeton LC Con Con 2-1
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 NLD R2 Half Hollow Hills HS East TE Hunter SL Neg
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 NLD R1 Jackson Prep MT Acton-Boxborough AL Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 VPF R6 Horace Mann LL McQuaid Jesuit HW Pro
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 VPF R6 Ft. Lauderdale HS Sequoyah CM Pro
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 VPF R4 Regis HS Freehold Township OE Pro
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 VPF R4 Millburn CP Delbarton BK Pro
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 VPF R1 Chaparral WA Sequoyah GL Pro
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 VPF R1 Walt Whitman HL Horace Mann SS Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R7 Hackley SF Nova Sr PR Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R7 Hunter College MP Hawken SM Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R6 Blake GY DuPont Manual SW Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R6 George Washington CO WK Newton North RR Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R5 Cypress Bay PP Hunter College DK Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R5 Acton Boxborough SG Trinity Prep FP Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R4 Stuyvesant UL West Windsor Plainsboro South SS Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R4 Dalton TC Bangor RQ Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Triple Fairmont Preparatory KP Millburn PC Con Con 2-1
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 6 New Horizons DN HL Syosset CM Con
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 6 St. Michael's CT Hendrick Hudson AB Con
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 3 University MC Achievement First BD Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 3 Hewitt SS Randolph SG Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 2 North Allegheny Senior AP Dalton FI Con
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 2 Durham OT St. Michael's LL Pro
The 2014 Ridge Debates HS 2014-12-12 NPF Octa Bronx Science CO Princeton ST Neg Neg 2-1
The 2014 Ridge Debates HS 2014-12-12 NPF Double Bronx Science CO Regis SO Aff Aff 2-1
The 2014 Ridge Debates HS 2014-12-12 NPF R4 Union Catholic MS Bronx Science AG Neg
The 2014 Ridge Debates HS 2014-12-12 NPF R4 Bronx Science PR Randolph LC Aff
The 2014 Ridge Debates HS 2014-12-12 NPF R3 Stuyvesant WG Bronx Science CY Aff
The 2014 Ridge Debates HS 2014-12-12 NPF R3 Princeton HW Delbarton LT Neg
The 2014 Ridge Debates HS 2014-12-12 NPF R2 Chaminade BB Regis DH Neg
The 2014 Ridge Debates HS 2014-12-12 NPF R2 Princeton VG Regis SO Neg
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF Runoff Horace Mann CM Myers Park NM Con Pro 2-1
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R7 Byram Hills YA Regis BB Con
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R7 Nova MC Fairmont Prep KP Pro
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R6 Fairmont Prep FI Jesuit CG Pro
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R6 Maspeth TZ Walt Whitman YT Con
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R5 Delbarton AE Poly Prep Country Day GB Pro
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R5 Myers Park NM La Salle College CK Pro
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R4 Millburn WY Manchester Essex HI Pro
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R4 CD Mid-Atlantic KM DuPont Manual SW Con
Harvard Invitational HS 2014-02-13 VPF Octafi Ardrey Kell HC Plano Senior GJ Pro Pro 3-0
Newark Invitational HS 2014-01-04 VPF Partia Hendrick Hudson AM Regis CC Aff Aff 2-1
Newark Invitational HS 2014-01-04 VPF R5 Princeton TN Summit HP Neg
Newark Invitational HS 2014-01-04 VPF R3 Freehold Township KH Princeton JO Neg
Newark Invitational HS 2014-01-04 VPF R1 Freehold Township AE Summit HM Neg
The Ridge Debates 2013 HS 2013-12-13 VPF R4 Stuyvesant EL Union Catholic AB Aff