Aleisha Readye Paradigm

Last changed 26 January 2021 2:28 PM CST

I may seem like I am not paying attention but I am listening. I am not very good at small talk so if you have a question just ask me.

To the point:

I am very much a progressive traditionalist when it comes to Public Forum.

What does that mean?

Yes, I believe that parents should be 100% comfortable judging public forum debate at all levels. It is your job as a debater to adapt and NOT the other way around.

Fast talking is fine. Don’t spread. Creative Arguments, I am listening. You are not actually topical, but you are in the direction of the topic, YES, I am still listening.

FRAMING IS THE BEST PART OF PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE. How your team frames the round should be strategic and work in your team’s advantage. A team should only concede framework if they actually believe that they can win the debate under the other team’s framework. Otherwise, defend your framework. If they call you out for “abusive framework” tell me why it’s not and why I should still be voting under it.

While it’s not mandatory, if you are speaking second you should address your opponent’s rebuttal. I don’t expect you to split your time in some specific way, but at the end of the day a speech did happen just moments before yours and you kind of need to engage with it. (Translated: Must respond to your opponent’s case and defend your own)

Rebuttals: cover their case in the context of yours. cross applications are going to be key to get me to sign the ballot in your favor.

I do not flow cross, but I am listening and PRAYING that all the cool things that take place during this time find a place in speeches. Otherwise, all the sweating, panting, and exchanging of evidence was pointless.

BOTTOM LINE:

If it isn't in Rebuttal, it can't be in Summary. If it isn't in Summary, you can't go for it in Final Focus.

Oh ya, I am bad at speaker points.

As it relates to LD -

Fast talking is acceptable but I cannot deal with spreading for extended periods of time, flow, and be objective. My mind drifts whenever people speak to me in the same cadence for extended periods of time.

Spreading: My brain can’t handle it which is why I generally avoid judging TOC Circuit Varsity LD debates. I do this because I agree that spreading is a skill and I understand that since you are on the circuit you would probably like to have the opportunity to do so. However, if you get the wonderful privilege of having me judge you, I will expect you to do a few things to enhance my involvement in the round. I ask that you not practice spreading in front of me.

“I hear everything when in sensory overload. But it’s not as if I can hear what is being said; rather it is just many, many sounds, unfiltered and loud. It feels like sounds are coming at me from every direction. Lights from all directions also seem to glare in my eyes. Sensory overload is horrible.” — Laura Seil Ruszczyk

I evaluate the framework first. I prefer debates that are topical. That said, I think on most of the resolutions for LD there are lots of topical discussions debaters can engage about race and identity matters.

If they say they are in the direction of the topic and clearly articulate how they are, I would probably agree that they are probably pretty topical. However, I do think T is a real argument.

I prefer students to use cx for questions and answer exchanges, not for extra prep.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF Quart Edina MZ Montgomery Blair TK Pro Pro 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF Doub Richard Montgomery HZ Westborough SK Pro Pro 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF Triple Wayland GZ Mission San Jose KZ Con Con 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R6 Saratoga RS Mission San Jose DD Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R5 Park City AW Thomas S. Wootton LM Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R4 Valencia PN Lakeville HS Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R3 DuPont Manual GR Eastview KG Con
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2019-09-21 WSD R3 Nova 42 BLDCS Notre Dame GWG Prop
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2019-09-21 WSD R1 Nova 42 HWGFC Presentation NKGM Opp
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R7 St Mary's Hall PH Lake Highland Prep KO Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R6 Saratoga SC Westlake YL Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R4 Hackley BW Los Altos CK Con
2019 California Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 PF RR R6 Dalton CY Lake Highland Prep SP Pro Pro 2-0
2019 California Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 PF RR R6 Nueva CS Cherry Creek WS Pro Pro 2-0
2019 California Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 PF RR R4 Fairmont Prep OR Cherry Creek WS Con
2019 California Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 PF RR R4 Lake Highland Prep SP La Salle DH Con Con 2-0
2019 California Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 PF RR R3 Fairmont Prep OR College Prep BW Pro Pro 2-0
2019 California Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 PF RR R3 Quarry Lane SV Dalton CY Pro Pro 2-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF Double Coronado Dylan Beach & Woodrow Orris Brophy Aarin Shah & Eshan Kalra Con Con 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R6 Northwood HS Independent Ishika Sachdeva & Lara Elhassan Saratoga Sajiv Shah & Neil Shah Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R4 Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas Victoria Greene & Holden Wei Skyridge Ashley Bernardi & Cozette Rogers Pro
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R4 Rowland Hall Cole McCartney & Irenka Saffarian Campbell Hall David Eick & Riley Friedenberg Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R3 BASIS Scottsdale Harsha Boyilla & Kyle Soni Clovis North Ashmeet Saini & Cameron Velasquez Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R3 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Kayra Ilkbahar & Akash Shanmug John F. Kennedy Lydia Mackey & Abby Bonat Pro
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R1 SLC West Zach Bradford & Jane Galian Oakwood School - North Hollywood Hannah Levine & Charlotte Kram Pro
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R1 Damien Jarrett Zepeda & Anthony Vinci Oakwood School - North Hollywood Keaton Meyer & Alexandra Wexle Con
Peninsula Invitational HS 2019-01-12 Parli R5 Global Prep SR Valencia KC Aff
Peninsula Invitational HS 2019-01-12 Parli R3 Boston academy SH Global Prep LC Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2019-01-12 Parli R2 Global Prep MD New Roads WW Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF Octofi Leadership and Public Service SC Trinity Prep RH Con Con 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF Runoff Quarry Lane AS Theodore Roosevelt GK Pro Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R4 Walt Whitman TR Lake Highland Prep KO Con
The Quarry Lane Womxns Tournament HS 2018-04-07 LDRR R3 Golden State Advika Bhike Cupertino Haritha Kumar Neg
The Quarry Lane Womxns Tournament HS 2018-04-07 LDRR R2 Brentwood Katie Raphaelson Golden State Anoushka Shenoy Aff
The Quarry Lane Womxns Tournament HS 2018-04-07 LDRR R1 Cupertino Haritha Kumar Presentation Nikhita Vasan Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2017-11-03 VPF Octos Edina MZ Evanston Twp CB Pro Pro 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate MS 2017-11-03 VPF Double Eagan KW Blake BJ Con Con 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate MS 2017-11-03 VPF Triple Blake GM Columbus CR Pro Pro 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2017-11-03 VPF R6 Fairmont Prep SS Durham DK Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2017-11-03 VPF R5 Lakeville South GM St Paul KA Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2017-11-03 VPF R4 Ames AM Evanston Twp KW Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2017-11-03 VPF R3 Eagan PS Walt Whitman HF Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2017-11-03 VPF R2 Lakeville South NH Carroll HS - Southlake RR Con
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2017-09-30 N PF Octo Bishop O'Dowd GB Flintridge Prep CS Aff Aff 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2017-09-30 O PF R6 Canyon Crest CG Los Osos WC Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2017-09-30 O PF R6 Riverside STEM SG Capitol OC Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2017-09-30 N PF R3 La Salle TH Bishop O'Dowd KF Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2017-09-30 N PF R3 Honor PP La Reina BY Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2017-09-30 O PF R2 Cambridge HK Troy KJ Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2017-09-30 O PF R1 Bonita Vista DC Fullerton Union TC Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates HS 2017-01-12 NLD R6 Northwood AH Harvard-Westlake KyKa Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates HS 2017-01-12 NLD R6 Harvard-Westlake JoCo Marlborough IW Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates HS 2017-01-12 NLD R5 Carmel Valley Independent RA Harvard-Westlake SoNu Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates HS 2017-01-12 NLD R5 Marlborough ED Mirman LZ Aff
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF 2x Nueva SM Leland HW Pro Pro 3-0
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF 2x Northwest Career FO Albuquerque NV Con Con 3-0
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF 3x Fairmont Prep KS Los Alamos SM Pro Pro 3-0
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF 3x Chaparral SN Palo Verde DL Pro Pro 3-0
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF R5 Hamilton WJ Clark SS Pro
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF R5 La Cueva WZ Hamilton BK Con
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF R4 South Anchorage CP Saratoga KR Con
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF R4 Presentation VM Clark BP Pro
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF R3 Bronx HS Of Science CS Hamilton ZC Con
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF R3 Salpointe Catholic AM Cupertino GK Con
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF R2 Hamilton PG Grand County GW Pro
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF R2 Albuquerque LM Hamilton SL Pro
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF R1 Bronx HS Of Science CY Palo Verde DL Pro
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VPF R1 Hamilton GK Salpointe Catholic WW Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Double Chanhassen BB Marist FT Con Con 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Round Walt Whitman LH Ottumwa NH Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Round James Madison Memorial VY Colleyville Heritage NL Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Round Fairmont Prep IK James Madison Memorial MS Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Round St Paul SZ Harker WX Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 PF R4 Columbus PY Nova CM Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 PF R2 American Heritage Plantation BB Amador Valley GS Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 PF R1 Brookfield East BN Millburn CP Pro
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 LD Octas Greenhill GB Marlborough AG Aff Aff 3-0
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2016-02-06 NCX Quarte Fullerton Union GK Asian Debate League PC Aff Aff 3-0
Southwest Championship at Arizona State HS 2016-01-07 PFD 3x South Anchorage AS St. Francis BI Con Con 3-0
Southwest Championship at Arizona State HS 2016-01-07 PFD 3x Chaparral AW St. Francis BS Con Con 2-1
Southwest Championship at Arizona State HS 2016-01-07 PFD R6 Red Mountain MS Copper Hills OF Pro
Southwest Championship at Arizona State HS 2016-01-07 PFD R6 BASIS Scottsdale KA Brophy CP VG Pro
Southwest Championship at Arizona State HS 2016-01-07 PFD R4 Copper Hills AI Hamilton LS Pro
Southwest Championship at Arizona State HS 2016-01-07 PFD R4 Palo Verde GK Nueva Tu Con
Southwest Championship at Arizona State HS 2016-01-07 PFD R3 Los Altos AK Juan Diego Catholic HF Pro
Southwest Championship at Arizona State HS 2016-01-07 PFD R3 Foothill DL Coronado HM Con
Southwest Championship at Arizona State HS 2016-01-07 PFD R2 Southlake Carroll FP Salpointe Catholic AM Pro
Southwest Championship at Arizona State HS 2016-01-07 PFD R2 St. Francis BS Brophy CP RB Pro
Southwest Championship at Arizona State HS 2016-01-07 PFD R1 Chaparral WH Catalina Foothills AC Pro
Southwest Championship at Arizona State HS 2016-01-07 PFD R1 BASIS Scottsdale PM Northwest Career and Technical Ta Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 VPF Octafi St Paul MZ Walt Whitman WW Con Con 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 VPF Double Lake Highland Prep NL East Ridge BZ Con Pro 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 VPF Round Walt Whitman MM Oxbridge Academy TK Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 VPF Round Lake Highland Prep BH Walt Whitman BD Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 VPF Round Maple Grove Senior PL Hawken MK Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 VPF Round Lakeland FD Evanston Township MK Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 VPF Round Ames QL St Paul BT Pro
2015 Golden Desert Debates HS 2015-01-31 LD R6 Brophy CP RK Brentwood EL Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates HS 2015-01-31 LD R5 West MT Palo Verde MP Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates HS 2015-01-31 LD R4 Loyola NR Del Mar AW Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates HS 2015-01-31 LD R4 West CCh Leucadia Independent EL Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates HS 2015-01-31 LD R2 Phoenix Country Day PW Harvard-Westlake RM Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates HS 2015-01-31 LD R2 Desert Oasis JA Harvard-Westlake WP Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates HS 2015-01-31 LD R1 Leland MM Rowland HallSt Marks KO Aff
Presentation PF Invitational HS 2014-11-15 VPF Semifi Mission San Jose WS Amador Valley GS Con Pro 2-1
Voices Foundation Invitational HS 2014-10-10 NLD R2 Evergreen AM Harvard-Westlake RN Neg