Nirmal Balachundhar Paradigm

Last changed 12/14 10:20A EST

2018----Update:

I no longer care what you read, as long as it is not oppressive in any matter. I only ask that you explain your arguments and their impacts well.

Add me to email chain: nirmalb@u.northwestern.edu

Also, if you can sit down early in a speech, please do. That way we can all just go home and be happy a little earlier.

***old stuff**

LD:
General:
- Speed is fine, please be clear, I'll call it as many times necessary but I will get frustrated and dock speaks
- I won't vote for an argument if I don't understand it, it is your responsibility to explain that
- Prep stops after you have compiled your stuff into one document. If you're flashing- it stops after the flashdrive leaves your computer
- I'm comfortable with most arguments as long as you can explain and weigh them explicitly and clearly
- Disclosure is good norm- if you don't disclose or disclose insufficiently and it's brought up in the round, I will dock your speaks by 1-5 speaker points (based on how I am feeling about this violation) from whatever I would have given you, but I will still evaluate the theory debate and the rest of the round.
- You must make your evidence available
- I enjoy policy debates the most, please weigh
- I also enjoy theory debates that are well executed

Policy-esque arguments:
- Impact comparison and weighing is crucial, otherwise i have no idea where to look first
- Utilize argument diversity
- Framing is very important, if you don't explain implications of winning arguments, then i don't know their use even if you have won them
- please compare evidence
- i personally think that hard work should be rewarded, so well executed strategies will increase your speaks

Phil:
- I understand the basics of most theories/general responses. If this is what you're good at- feel free to go for it.
- Explanation is crucial, your framework should be organized in a well explained syllogism, and your explanation should follow from that
- A lot of people just don't cut evidence that warrants their philosophical arguments or use big buzzwords when going for philosophical arguments- don't do that
- Be comparitive: reading dumps on their ethic is insufficient, explain why your ethic is better

Kritik:
- Please have good evidence and diversify/nuance your kritik and when you respond to it
- Tech and ethos are both very important on the K debate, make sure that you can do both
- Long dumps and generic responses aren't that great, make them better by tailoring it to the round and explaining the 2NR or 1AR against these very well
- I am pretty convinced by policymaking arguments against these, that being said, be super responsive and err on the side of overexplanation against these
- Not well read in high theory, my understanding will solely depend on your ability to explain it.

Theory:
- Default to competing interps, no rvi, drop debater- will still be convinced by arguments for other sides
- Frivolous theory: I will listen to it because it is strategic but if it's clear that it's used as argument avoidance and just for strategy rather than actual abuse, I probably won't be too thrilled and that might reflect in your speaks
- Good theory debates are better to watch especially when they are utilized well against tricks and abuse-
- Weighing and framing is important

Tricks:
- Not a fan of- they prioritize gimmicks over hard work which isn't what educational activities should do
- I will still listen to them but they will reflect in your speaks
- Implications need to be clear in the initial speech
- these include: a prioris, triggers, INCOHERENT framework applications, etc.
- If you come up with some very nuanced and interesting applications against various scenarios, then I'll probably be more receptive to it.

Evidence Ethics:
If you are caught clipping, it will result in a Loss 0. That being said, if you accuse someone of an evidence ethics violation and you are proven to be wrong, the same punishment will be given to you. Accidentally skipping 2 words in a card is not clipping.
Clearly miscut evidence or misrepresentation should be brought up by opposing debaters in round as evidence indicts.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VLD Octos Lake Highland Prep SS Lake Travis BL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VLD R5 Strake Jesuit JG Harrison EV Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VLD R4 McDowell SK Ridge AL Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VLD R2 Lake Highland Prep JW Lake Travis BL Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VLD R1 Strake Jesuit College Prep JH Edgemont HL Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VLD R1 Needham SR Lake Highland Prep SL Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD Octas W. Broward EM Appleton East MM Aff Aff on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD Double Edina KS William G. Enloe TG Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD Triple Edina MK Hattiesburg OS Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R6 Interlake MW Ridge AL Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R5 Scarsdale CC Hattiesburg OS Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R5 Edgemont RG West Des Moines Valley AJ Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R4 Lakeville South LS Scarsdale SH Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R4 Cypress Bay IM Roseville Area EC Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R3 William G. Enloe TG Edina MR Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R3 West Des Moines Valley CT Minnetonka CH Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R2 Aberdeen Central HR West Des Moines Valley BK Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R2 Minnetonka PB Edina KS Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R1 New Trier PT West Des Moines Valley LB Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD Finals St. Andrew's Episcopal IB Harvard-Westlake JN Aff Aff on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD Octos West Des Moines Valley CT William G. Enloe TG Neg Neg on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD Semis Harrison MR Marlborough EY Aff Aff on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD Sextos Oak Hall KZ Lake Highland Prep JW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 Hattiesburg OS Archbishop Mitty JP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 Lovejoy CM Walt Whitman BW Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Los Alamos AD Kinkaid SM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Brophy CP CT Loyola LH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 William G. Enloe KH McMillen NG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 Strake Jesuit College Prep BE Seven Lakes RRa Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 St. Andrew's Episcopal IB West Des Moines Valley LG Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 West Linn DT Los Altos PD Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Appleton East MM West Des Moines Valley CT Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 West Des Moines Valley JM Immaculate Heart MC Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Edgemont JJ Strake Jesuit College Prep AM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 William G. Enloe AC Thomas Jefferson HSST RK Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Harker AR Lake Highland Prep AM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Appleton East TS Oakwood School - North Hollywood SM Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD Double Halstrom RA Needham ZL Aff Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD Triple Strake Jesuit College Prep JG Loyola JC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R6 West Des Moines Valley BK Edina KS Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R5 William G. Enloe TG Charlotte Catholic DE Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R4 West Des Moines Valley IN Strake Jesuit JP Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R3 West Des Moines Valley LB Strake Jesuit VL Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R2 Santa Monica RE Edina SC Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R1 Strake Jesuit AMe St. Andrew's Episcopal IB Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD Semis Oak Hall KZ Princeton DS Aff Neg on a 2-1
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD Quarte Strake Jesuit College Prep JH Princeton DS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD Octos Lake Travis BL Strake Jesuit College Prep VL Aff Aff on a 2-1
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD Double Harker KS Santa Monica RE Neg Neg on a 3-0
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD Double Lake Highland Prep AM Needham ZL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD Runoff Edina KS West Linn DT Neg Neg on a 2-1
Valley Round Robin Extravaganza 9/21/2018 VLD R6 American Heritage Plantation Robert Gillespie Lake Highland Prep Sachin Shah Neg Neg on a 2-1
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R6 Princeton DS Needham ZL Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R5 Harker KM Lake Highland Prep MSr Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R5 Edina KS Scarsdale SH Neg
Valley Round Robin Extravaganza 9/21/2018 VLD R5 Oak Hall Kumail Zaidi Lake Highland Prep Julia Wu Aff Aff on a 2-0
Valley Round Robin Extravaganza 9/21/2018 VLD R4 Edina Kathleen Scoggin W. Broward Ethan Massa Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R4 William G. Enloe TG Lake Highland Prep SSh Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R4 Lake Highland Prep SS Millard North SR Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R3 Harker KS Lake Highland Prep MS Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R3 Lake Highland Prep JW Cypress Falls RK Aff
Valley Round Robin Extravaganza 9/21/2018 VLD R3 Lake Highland Prep Julia Wu Sprague Lindsey Williams Aff Aff on a 2-0
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R2 Strake Jesuit College Prep JH Hill JM Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R2 Evanston Twp JA American Heritage Plantation PB Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R1 Independent NG Westlake EE Aff
Valley Round Robin Extravaganza 9/21/2018 VLD R1 Kamiak Niko Battle West Des Moines Valley Conal Thomas-McGinnis Neg Neg on a 2-0
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R1 Lake Highland Prep MC Harker QC Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Octas Westview RS Cambridge Rindge and Latin MB Aff Aff on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Double North Allegheny Sr JF Millburn AH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Double Westview RS Loyola JC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Trips Lake Highland Prep SS King AB Aff Aff on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Trips Ridge AL American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Aff Aff on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R6 Montgomery Blair CZ Unionville MA Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R6 Millburn EE Byram Hills MF Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R5 Millburn AW Roslyn YB Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R4 West Des Moines Valley IN Loyola AO Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R4 Durham BD Interlake MWu Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R3 West Des Moines Valley JM Scarsdale FH Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R2 Millburn KW Dallastown EW Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R2 NSU MF Bergen County Academies EL Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R1 Bronx HS Of Science AW Pine Crest JJ Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R1 Bronx HS Of Science HW Scarsdale SH Neg
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VLD R5 Poly Prep Country Day KF Scarsdale BY Neg
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VLD R4 Bergen County Academies EL Scarsdale WC Neg
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VLD R3 Hunter NK Bridgewater-Raritan JB Aff
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VLD R3 Hunter NG Millburn KW Neg
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VLD R2 Scarsdale NI Timothy Christian WZ Aff
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VLD R1 Princeton NE Scarsdale MS Aff
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VLD R1 Timothy Christian EY Hunter GT Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD Sextos Stuyvesant PY Collegiate KY Neg Neg on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R7 Immaculate Heart LM Oak Hall KZ Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R7 Dougherty Valley KD Appleton East MM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R5 Success Academy Manhattan AB North Allegheny Sr JF Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R5 Beckman KM Lakeville North NG Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R4 Strake Jesuit College Prep CL Edgemont ML Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R3 Carroll HS - Southlake GI Immaculate Heart MC Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake SP Kinkaid SM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R2 Millburn AW Collegiate KY Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R2 Walt Whitman DH Cypress Woods CJ Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R1 Harker SL University RH Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R1 Brentwood HG Pennsbury CZ Neg
Needham March Merryness 3/18/2017 NLD R2 Lexington PS Lexington RT Neg
Needham March Merryness 3/18/2017 NLD R2 Lexington JG Lexington AM Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/14/2017 NLD Finals Acton Boxborough EW Harrison EV Neg Neg on a 4-1
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/14/2017 NLD Octs Needham ZL Lake Highland Prep PA Neg Aff on a 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/14/2017 NLD Double Harrison DD Acton Boxborough BH Neg Aff on a 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/14/2017 NLD Double Acton Boxborough KC Hunter SK Neg Aff on a 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/14/2017 NLD R5 Truman BH Niskayuna MD Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/14/2017 NLD R1 Newtown SH Lake Highland Prep MS Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/14/2017 NLD R1 Acton Boxborough BH Phillips Academy Andover JC Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/16/2016 NLD Double Ridge JT Newark Science AF Neg Neg on a 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/16/2016 NLD Double Needham EL Stuyvesant IL Neg Neg on a 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/16/2016 NLD R5 Newtown MM Acton Boxborough DL Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/16/2016 NLD R5 Niskayuna MZ Stuyvesant MX Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/16/2016 NLD R4 Chaminade AF Byram Hills LG Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/16/2016 NLD R4 Bronx HS Of Science CG Niskayuna KD Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/16/2016 NLD R3 Poly Prep Country Day SA Newark Science AM Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/16/2016 NLD R3 Newtown NS Byram Hills CC Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/16/2016 NLD R2 Scarsdale MK Cambridge Rindge and Latin ML Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/16/2016 NLD R2 Collegiate RI Bronx HS Of Science YK Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/16/2016 NLD R1 Monticello GJ Acton Boxborough AH Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/16/2016 NLD R1 Ridge MC Monticello TC Aff