Andres Rosero Paradigm

Last changed 9/19 4:42A EDT

Affiliations: Harrison High School, North Crowley High School

I debated LD at North Crowley for 4 years, primarily competing on the national circuit my last two years. I participated in vastly different levels of debate, from local lay debate to circuit debate. I graduated in 2015 and I am currently at NYU where I debate college policy.

Short: In high school I never really defined one type of argument that I liked, instead I tried out a wide variety of positions and that's what I found to be really rewarding. The debate round is most definitely yours, not mine, I'm only here to observe and make the best decision possible. (Shout out to T. Fife) That being said I think that whatever argument you go for, I need an articulation of how I evaluate it in the round. This means I need a basic articulation of the different layers of the debate round and how they interact or what mechanism I use to weigh between the layers.

Theory: I was never a theory debater, but oh how I admire those that pulled it off. I think that theory as a strategic tool has partly been a detriment to the community. That's not to say that I won't vote for it, I just don't believe nor endorse it to be a good model for debate. I love when theory is a response to actual abuse in the round, and I especially love seeing the innovative arguments debaters are making both to back theory and refute theory. On the RVI, I think that "in round" determines what the RVI means. I don't default any paradigmatic issue on theory, that is what the debate round is for.

Framework: I was always a big fan of framework debate and how cool it can be. I think that regardless of the structure, the framework needs to generate a weighing mechanism and then have offense that impacts back to that standard. If you go for framework, I need interaction with your opponent's argument. Saying you preclude or your framework is a prerequisite doesn't do much for me unless there is a warrant being contextualized. I was never a big fan of tricks, but you can do you!

Policy: The LARP/Policy style arguments can be so amazing if debaters just weighed (compared) between their evidence. If y'all have an all out util debate, I am going to be very impressed and probably very pleased. One thing, I find this debate can also be rather boring, so keep it lively for me. I debated some policy in highschool and I'm competing at a collegiate level as well, I understand the basic functions of all the arguments, however if you are going for a more nuanced policy position, I need an explanation of what it is you're doing.

Kritik: This was the argument I usually went for and I think it's a really inclusive/fun way to approach the round. Don't run a K in front of me unless that is what you are used to. Alternatives need to construct a world other than "reject the AC"... Last, if you're going to run a K, invest the most work on the link story, I like K's but I don't like recycled K's, make them topical and if you don't, explain to me why they don't need to be topical. Kritiks also need some sort of framework, whether it is a roll of the ballot, whether it is the 1AC fw, your impacts need to be impacting back to something, no?

Micropolitics/ROB/ROJ: I think there are good justifications for why the debate space is unique in an educational sense. If you are reading a ROB or ROJ argument, I need two components, what is the end goal of the activity? and what is unique about the round/judge that helps reach that aim? If you are reading a narrative, I ask that you receive consent from everyone in the room and label any trigger warnings if necessary. I think that micropolitical positions help us understand what counts as offense in the round, or more generally how I approach the evaluation of the round. If you read a ROB/ROJ but don't use it to constrain or filter impacts later in the round, I will be very sad and disappointed in you.

Speed/Speaks: Speed is fine, I ask that you start at slightly less than your fastest speed and build up. If you have charisma, dynamism, or any strong personality, I ask that you use it in your favor and bring that to the round. Also, I think that speaks are not only a measure of presentation but of strategy. If you make a hella strategic argument than you'll get rewarded with higher speaks. Speaker points also indicate your interaction with your opponent, I won't condone any racist, sexist, homophobic, classist, or oppressive arguments or interactions. If you're acting like an awful person, you'll get awful speaks. I will try to average 28 for speaker points, (hopefully) Also, if you're going to read a section of spikes, or an argument that is going to be pivotal for your strategy in the later speeches, I would slow down and be clear. If I don't flow it, I won't be able to vote on it. This is true for any type of advocacy text, (plan text, standards, theory/T interps)

In round ethics: I think we can all agree that the debate round is a place for education, or at the very least it is an academic activity. As such, I think it is very importatnt to adhere to academia standards. Any misrepresentation of evidence, (shadily cut cards, rewording of articles, etc.) will cause an automatic loss. Further, I think that debate requires a reciprocal sharing of evidence, if one of you flashes or shares case, the other has to do the same.

Hall of Fame; This is a list of people I was very fond of in terms of their style of judging and just generally good people- Travis Fife, Michael Harris (CA), Bekah Boyer, Terrence Lonam, and Mark Gorthey

Any questions about how I evaluated a round, any help I can offer, or any concerns in general can be directed to my email at ar4341@nyu.edu or if you see me at a tournament, talk to me in person.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R7 Ridge AL Westford AS Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R7 Lake Highland Prep HK North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics BH Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R6 Lexington OR Oak Hall KZ Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R6 Walt Whitman DH Montville ASu Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R5 Oakwood School AM Millburn TG Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R5 Interlake MW Walt Whitman XRo Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R4 Newark Science BA Stuyvesant KF Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R3 Walt Whitman CC Del Mar/Torrey Pines HS Independent FK Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R3 Manchester Essex MI Oakwood School AW Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R2 Scarsdale SB Lexington KBa Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R2 University RH Lake Highland Prep JW Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R1 Newark Science BG Walt Whitman IXu Neg
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin 10/13/2016 LD R6 Lake Highland Prep AA Cambridge Rindge and Latin OS Neg Neg on a 2-0
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin 10/13/2016 LD R4 Holy Cross RS West Des Moines Valley TF Aff Aff on a 2-0
Byram Hills Invitational 9/9/2016 VLD Semis Success Academy SC Newark Science BA Aff Aff on a 3-0
Byram Hills Invitational 9/9/2016 VLD R7 Bronx HS Of Science GM Scarsdale NI Aff Aff on a 3-0
Byram Hills Invitational 9/9/2016 VLD Run-of Newark Science OA Bronx HS Of Science JJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Byram Hills Invitational 9/9/2016 VLD R5 Scarsdale SB Lexington AA Aff
Byram Hills Invitational 9/9/2016 VLD R5 Newark Science OA Bronx HS Of Science AM Aff
Byram Hills Invitational 9/9/2016 VLD R4 Lexington CB Newark Science OF Aff
Byram Hills Invitational 9/9/2016 VLD R3 Lexington SA Newark Science OS Aff
Byram Hills Invitational 9/9/2016 VLD R1 Newark Science BG Bronx HS Of Science JJ Neg
Byram Hills Round Robin 9/9/2016 LD R3 Syosse JW Byram JB Aff
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 LDRR R4 Episcopal AB Dulles NBu Neg
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 LDRR R3 Strake Jesuit CP RC Clements FT Neg Neg on a 2-0
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 LDRR R2 Plano East AK Cambridge Rindge and Latin OS Neg Neg on a 2-0
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 LDRR R1 Loyola JO Harvard-Westlake CC Neg Neg on a 2-0
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD Octafi Ridge SK Hendrick Hudson MG Aff Aff on a 3-0
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD Double Hendrick Hudson MG Cambridge Rindge and Latin SS Aff Aff on a 3-0
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R6 Byram Hills SC Millburn CS Neg
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R5 Hendrick Hudson MG Randolph HK Aff
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R3 Lexington AQ Byram Hills JBi Aff
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R2 Millburn PH Scarsdale LS Neg
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R1 Cambridge Rindge and Latin PO Monticello KC Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R7 Apple Valley JB Nova High JK Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R7 Marlborough AG James Bowie WG Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R5 NSU University JR Mountain View DZ Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R5 Ft. Lauderdale RB NSU University KC Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R4 Oakwood AM Strake Jesuit College SM Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R4 duPont Manual DY George Washington KB Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R3 Episcopal AB Lake Highland Prepara MK Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R3 Oakwood AB Strake Jesuit College KF Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R2 Eagan NM Los Altos JN Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R2 Mountain View KX West MT Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R1 Los Altos SN Colleyville Heritage AS Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R1 Hockaday ED Oakwood JS Neg
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD Runoff Newark Science BA Byram Hills PE Neg Neg on a 3-0
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R6 Byram Hills AS Lexington DW Aff
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R5 Collegiate JP Bronx Science SR Aff
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R4 Stuyvesant TC Millburn WH Neg
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R3 Newtown AH Lake Highland Prep AA Neg
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R1 Timothy Christian RJ Bronx Science DR Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R7 Lake Highland Prep SP Newark Science AK Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R7 West Des Moines Valley DR Pembroke Pines Charter JF Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R6 Oakwood Secondary AM Newark Science DA Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R6 Westford AS Harvard-Westlake VC Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake JD Lake Highland Prep OT Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R5 Walt Whitman LK Ridge VK Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R4 Harvard-Westlake MG Newtown AH Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R4 Walt Whitman CC Lake Highland Prep MC Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R3 Montville AS Harvard-Westlake EZ Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R3 Montville AH Harvard-Westlake NP Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R2 Cambridge Rindge and Latin OS Bettendorf RN Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R2 DuPont Manual XH Princeton EO Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R1 University JR Ridge NP Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R1 Walt Whitman JB Pembroke Pines Charter WW Neg
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin 10/15/2015 LD R7 Lexington AS Scarsdale DW Aff Aff on a 2-0
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin 10/15/2015 LD R6 Newark Science AK Hunter College NP Aff
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin 10/15/2015 LD R5 University JR Newark Science AK Neg Neg on a 2-0
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin 10/15/2015 LD R2 Scarsdale DW University JR Neg Neg on a 2-0
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD Double Ridge NP Lake Highland Prep NK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD Runoff Millburn PH Lake Highland Prep SP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD Rd 6 McQuaid Jesuit FG Randolph EW Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD Rd 6 Walt Whitman XR Monticello DA Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD R4 Ridge VK Scarsdale ZG Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD R3 North Allegheny Senior JZ Walt Whitman CC Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD R2 Scarsdale ZE Newtown AH Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD R2 Cambridge Rindge and Latin SS Harvard-Westlake KK Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD R1 Byram Hills SC Wilson MF Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD R1 Scarsdale LS Millburn PH Aff
Byram Hills Round Robin 9/11/2015 LD R5 ScsDle SJ CamRin OS Neg
Byram Hills Round Robin 9/11/2015 LD R4 Stuyve SL CamRin PO Neg Neg on a 2-0
Byram Hills Round Robin 9/11/2015 LD R3 U HM Colleg EW Aff
Byram Hills Round Robin 9/11/2015 LD R2 Stuyve KF ScsDle SJ Neg Neg on a 2-0
Byram Hills Round Robin 9/11/2015 LD R1 ScsDle DW Stuyve SL Aff