Alice Huang Paradigm

Last changed 2/11 11:49P PST

Policy Paradigm:
I want to say that I am Tabs, but my experience has made me realize that no one is actually Tabs. Every judge has his/her own preferences, and every judge has a slightly different way of evaluating rounds.I have listed a few of my specific preferences below.

I have been both a K debater and a traditional policy debater. However, throughout my debate career, I tended to go for the K, the Cap K in particular, more often than not.

T- I default to evaluating based on reasonability if no frame of evaluation is presented. However, if one team argues for competing interpretations, the other team must explain why reasonability would be a better way to evaluate the round. Blippy Ts aren't enough to win a round in front of me. In general, there must be proven abuse and an extremely well fleshed out T argument that is specific to the affirmative case.

Theory- I most likely will not vote for a team on just theory alone unless there has been proven abuse. Also, if you're trying to win on theory, please go all out on theory in your last speech.

Ks- If you're running a K, please know what you are talking about. You must be able to explain the K without having to look at your cards, and you must contextualize your K according to the affirmative. I love Ks, but I hate Ks that are terribly run. 

CP- I absolutely despise conditions CPs. They are plan-plus and usually just become a muddled mess. Advantage CPs with specific net benefits are great. Agent CPs are fine as long they are warranted. 

DAs- Do your thing. Know all parts of a DA. That is all. I love a well carved out politics DA. 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/20/2015 PAR R5 Bentley PP Archbishop Mitty TP Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/20/2015 PARN R5 Valley Christian ZC Jesuit CG Aff
SCU Philalethic Invitational 3/28/2015 PARV Double Saratoga YB Cupertino MA Neg Neg on a 2-1
SCU Philalethic Invitational 3/28/2015 PARV R4 Cupertino KI Lynbrook ZS Neg
SCU Philalethic Invitational 3/28/2015 PARV R4 Aptos CA Campolindo GG Neg
SCU Philalethic Invitational 3/28/2015 PARN R1 Evergreen AY Bentley BP Neg
SCU Philalethic Invitational 3/28/2015 PARN R1 Mission San Jose PA Leland HB Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVCX Double Cypress Bay KM Oakland Tech BK Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVCX R3 Coppell ZY Kent Denver HM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVCX R2 Head Royce YM Harker ST Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVCX R1 Boise VS Nevada Union RP Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VLD R5 Harker ML Vashon ZSa Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VLD R5 Saratoga SD San Marino KW Aff