Richard Cook Paradigm

Last changed 24 February 2020 12:04 PM CDT

Harrison Cook

Judging Paradigm

Experience- I was a debater in High School on the Texas UIL circuit and am now on the Arkansas State University Debate Team. I have competed in LD, Congress, NPDA, and IPDA debate.

Philosophy- I look for a few things in rounds:

1. Clarity - Make it clear to me what you are arguing and how it applies to the resolution/case/etc.

2. Fulfillment of Burdens - In IPDA and LD rounds, I look to make sure that the two parties have fulfilled their burdens as a part of my decision. The burdens I observe are as follows:

a. Affirmative - You have the Burden of Proof. You must make your case and then provide either evidential or prudential evidence as to why your case is superior. Prefer no apriori warrants.

b. Negative - You have the Burden of Clash. You need to make it clear that you are attacking your opponent’s case either directly/CP/etc.

3. Remember to HAVE FUN – Debate is a game, have fun and do your best!

Speed- 9/10 Speed doesn’t bother me much. Make sure to clearly organize and slow down a tad for signposting. I want to make sure I have everything organized in my flow, so I can be as fair as possible.

Speaker Points- I award speaker points using the following rubric:

0-10: You have maybe introduced the topic and then proceeded to talk about something else entirely. I will never give this low of speaker points in a debate round.

10-15: Gave a speech. The organization wasn’t all there, and you didn’t respond to arguments clearly at all.

15-20: Gave a speech and had some organization. Clarity is lacking.

20-25: Gave a good speech with organization. Clear in your responses to your opponent’s argument.

25-30: Excellent speech. Showed a clear understanding of the topic and was very well organized. Good clarity throughout.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 BQ R3 9 Sarah Havdala 4 William Fry Neg
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 NIPDA R2 15 Jason Beason 8 Kevin Sanchez Cueva Neg
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 VIPDA R1 9 Celia Mayfield 14 Mace Fergusen Aff
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LD Semis 6 Matthew Eddy 3 Joelle Buckner Aff Aff 2-1
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LD Quarte 2 Kennedy Marrs 3 Sawyer Giese Neg Aff 2-1
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 BQ Semis 11 David Adams 6 Matthew Eddy Neg Neg 2-1
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 BQ R4 8 Greenlee Crow 11 Sarah Havdala Aff
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 BQ R3 14 Rainey Page 4 Andrew Flora Neg
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 BQ R2 6 Ryken Emberson-Cottrell 8 Caroline Coussoule Neg
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF R2 3 Hicks & Owens 10 Baird & Kirk Neg
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF R1 3 Schneider & Robertson 1 Jenkins & Witt Neg
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 BQ R1 4 Alex Van Horn 11 David Adams Neg
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 VIPDA Finals 10 Philip Ryan 5 Alex Van Horn Aff Aff 3-0
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 NPF Quarte 10 Behar & Hartwig 4 Massery & Robbins Pro
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 NLD R3 4 Sawyer Giese 2 Emily Ormon Aff
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 VLD R2 4 Taniya Henderson 5 Jayce Pollard Neg
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 VIPDA R1 17 Mace Fergusen 18 Savannah Barrentine Neg
ACTAA High School December Regional HS 2020-11-28 NIPDA R1 3 Mark Warford 2 Cole Rogers Neg
The Tradition HS 2020-11-14 LD Final San Mateo YR Oxford VM Aff Aff 4-1
The Tradition HS 2020-11-14 LD Semis San Mateo YR Bishop's AC Aff Aff 2-1
The Tradition HS 2020-11-14 LD Octo Lake Highland Prep MS American Heritage Plantation MA Neg Neg 3-0
The Tradition HS 2020-11-14 LD R6 Flintridge Prep TV American Heritage Plantation SS Neg
The Tradition HS 2020-11-14 LD R5 Acton-Boxborough BH Charlotte Latin SP Neg
The Tradition HS 2020-11-14 LD R4 American Heritage Plantation MA Cardinal Gibbons ZD Aff
The Tradition HS 2020-11-14 LD R3 Cardinal Gibbons RSo Nova ZP Aff
The Tradition HS 2020-11-14 LD R2 Ft Lauderdale EB American Heritage Plantation MC Neg
A State Throwdown in J Town 4 HS 2020-03-06 PARLI R1 6 Evans & Wyatt 6 Brokaw & Childs Neg