Clark Johnson Paradigm

Last changed 23 March 2021 9:28 AM MDT

A couple of thoughts before I address specific arguments

not a good idea to read disclosure theory in front of me unless some shenanigans happened before the round that you can prove, I will vote on it, but it will not be an enjoyable round for me.

If it’s important say it more than once, I don’t necessarily mean that you should just repeat yourself, but make the argument in more than one place with more than one application.

Highlighting should be able to be read - I think that your evidence should be highlighted in a way that makes at least some grammatical sense - this is kind of subjective but if its a true abomination of words slapped together I won't read around your highlighting to understand what you're trying to say.

I would like to be on the email chain, clarkjohnson821@gmail.com

CX

T debates (and theory debates) are already very blippy, if you want me to evaluate it, slow down. I like it when teams use T strategically in other areas of the debate.

DA's: good spin > sepcific ev > generic ev. I like intuitive turns case arguments and I love when you can implicate the aff’s internal links and solvency using other parts of the disad. I think that

CP's: These are fine, if you want to know my thoughts on judge kick see Rob Glass's paradigm.

K’s: Not my speciality, as long as you approach the debate assuming I won’t understand your version of baudrillard we’ll probably be fine. 2nr (and 2nc to some extent) explanation of what the alt world would look like, how the alt solves the links to the aff, and how the alt solves the impacts are important to me, I find myself to be much more persuaded by neg teams that can do this well.

K affs v fw: I think your aff should in some way be related to the topic, my threshold for framework/T arguments will go down if you can't defend how you are directionally related, that's not to say though that you have to be, just that it will make it easier for you to win those debates.

K affs v k's: this is by far the debate that I have the least experience with, something that's really important to me in these debates is clarity of how the alt/aff functions and how it interacts with the links to your opponents argument, I tend to find myself being persuaded by detailed alt analysis

if you’ve noticed a common theme here, it’s that I think the alt debate is important

Theory: Default neg and reject the argument, you should give me reasons to do otherwise, don't expect me to vote on it if you don't slow down and explain your argument, most debaters spread blippy blocks that make it difficult to flow and evaluate, if the 2nr or 2ar want to go for theory in some form or fashion you're going to have to do a modicum of work, saying severance perms bad for 10 seconds at the top of your 2nr is not enough to get me to vote on it as long as the 2ar makes any sort of response.

Counterplans bad is probably not a reason to vote aff

LD

I don’t judge this event as often so I may lack a more nuanced understanding of how things function in LD compared to policy, but with that being said I’m open to however you want to do it, be it traditional or progressive. Your phil and theory debates are a little alien to me coming from how we approach similar arguments in policy, so if that’s what you think you’ll be going for in your 2ar or nr be super clear. Most of my thoughts about args in cx will color my analysis of the arguments you make in LD.

PF

I dont consider the time it takes for your opponents to provide you their evidence as prep time, and I don't think you need to take cx time for it either. If you can’t tell, I am primarily a policy judge and as such I probably have a higher standard for evidence quality and access than your average judge.

other than that I don't have strong opinions when it comes to what arguments you want to read as long as you justify them (read: impacts matter!)

im not familiar with pf norms when it comes to whether you should or shouldn’t answer opponents args in summary or 2nd constructive. And sometimes I feel like I’m inconsistent in trying to figure out and apply what they are in my rounds judging it. As such I will treat it as I would a cx round unless you tell me otherwise - new args can be made in first two speeches, summary should not be new args (but can if they are answering a new argument, ie 1st speaking team makes an argument that directly answers a new arg made by 2nd speakers in the last constructive speech) in terms of extensions through to ff I don't think that saying something in grand is enough for me to weigh it at the end of the debate if you dont extend it through your last speech.

I will probably call for evidence. If you paraphrase, expect me to not treat your evidence with the same level of veracity as someone citing specific parts of their cards.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
CEDA Nationals at West Virginia University C 2021-04-09 Open R1 Harvard/Massachusetts, Amherst (Policy Debate) GM Oklahoma ST Aff
UIL 19 6A District Speech Debate Tournament HS 2021-03-23 LD R2 122 113 Aff
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 CX R6 Princeton AD Dulles HD Neg
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 CX R2 Wimberley MP Dulles AG Neg
Monmouth Debate Tournament C 2021-02-12 Novice Quarts GeoMas BP Libert DJ Neg Neg 3-0
Monmouth Debate Tournament C 2021-02-12 Novice Octs NYU FT GeoMas BP Neg Neg 3-0
Monmouth Debate Tournament C 2021-02-12 Open R6 NYU SZ George Mason TJ Neg
Monmouth Debate Tournament C 2021-02-12 Open R1 George Mason SI NYU DK Aff
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 Pol Semis Jesuit MR Shark RW Neg Aff 2-1
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VCX Quarte Glenda Dawson SJ Westside KS Aff Aff 2-1
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VCX R4 Dulles JD Lake Travis SG Aff
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VCX R3 Glenda Dawson JS Westside CM Aff
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VCX R1 Memorial PQ Elkins BC Aff
Gonzaga University The Jesuit C 2020-10-30 Nov Qtrs Trinity BE Monmouth YS Neg Neg 5-0
Gonzaga University The Jesuit C 2020-10-30 JV RD 6 Mary Washington HM George Mason BP Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2020-10-03 Open R5 Emory GM Kentucky BL Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2020-10-03 Open R3 Michigan State FG Missouri State KW Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2020-10-03 WILD R2 Fresno City SP Emory BW Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2020-10-03 Open R1 Wayne State BR Emory MS Neg
3rd Annual Phyllis Schatz Invitational C 2020-09-25 Novi N3 Cornell FK Liberty CK Neg
A and M Consolidated Alief Kerr TFA Swing and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-09-09 VCX R3 Lake Travis SG Atascocita PT Aff
A and M Consolidated Alief Kerr TFA Swing and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-09-09 VCX R2 Pasadena HC Barbers Hill VC Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R11 X146 X122 Aff Aff 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R6 X291 X169 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R5 X118 X233 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R4 X251 X275 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R3 X247 X270 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R2 X106 X116 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R1 X121 X201 Aff Aff 2-0
The NJDDT at the University of Houston C 2020-02-29 Pol Semis Missouri State CR Kansas MP Aff Aff 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2020-02-15 JVCX Quarte OES CT Davis Senior CX Aff Neg 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2020-02-15 JVCX Octa OES PJ Dougherty Valley CP Neg Neg 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2020-02-15 JVCX Double Dougherty Valley LB Rosemont TN Neg Neg 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2020-02-15 JVCX R6 Dougherty Valley CP ADL CY Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2020-02-15 JVCX R4 Fort Collins RC Oak Hall KG Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2020-02-15 JVCX R3 Alief Taylor GN CK McClatchy AC Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2020-02-15 JVCX R2 Dougherty Valley SR Cypress Bay MG Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2020-02-15 JVCX R1 Leland KG Cherry Creek ZC Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX Double Caddo Magnet KL Anderson KL Aff Aff 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R6 Princeton LR St. Mark's School of Texas SY Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R5 Legacy YC Liberal Arts and Science MM Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R4 Klein CA Kinkaid GM Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R3 John H Guyer IM Cypress Woods PS Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 NCX R1 Parkview Magnet CH John H Guyer AB Neg
64th Annual George R R Pflaum Debate Tournament C 2019-10-11 OPEN R6 MOState VW UCO CH Neg
64th Annual George R R Pflaum Debate Tournament C 2019-10-11 JV R5 UMKC BP K-State SM Aff
64th Annual George R R Pflaum Debate Tournament C 2019-10-11 OPEN R3 Concordia KP Kansas BS Neg
64th Annual George R R Pflaum Debate Tournament C 2019-10-11 JV R2 JCCC PW UTSA TM Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 JVCX Double Rowland Hall PB Isidore Newman FK Aff Aff 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 JVCX R4 George Washington AF Nevada Union WP Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 JVCX R3 Lynbrook LC Head Royce BS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 JVCX R2 Hamilton JP College Prep KB Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2019-01-11 VCX Oct LibArt CU Kinkai PP Aff Aff 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2018-12-07 NCX Quarte LC Anderson GB Westwood DS Aff Aff 2-1
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2018-12-07 NCX R3 Little Rock Central TG Heights EJ Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2018-12-07 NCX R1 Westside YK LASA MW Neg
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2018-10-11 CLD Semis Cameron Diao Neer Jain Neg Neg 3-0
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2018-10-11 CPF Double Iyer & Pingale Spall & Zhen Con
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2018-10-11 CPF R6 Ogata & Rajagopalan Brinkmann & Jayasundera Pro
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2018-10-11 CPF R6 Weiland & Carlile Miller & Kurapati Pro
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2018-10-11 CLD R5 Favian Sun Camille Ofulue Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament MS 2018-10-11 CLD R5 Kalina Peneva Joe Mundell Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2018-10-11 CPF R4 John & Rao Baer & Baer Pro
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2018-10-11 CPF R3 Satish & Deutz Chen & Ali Pro
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2018-10-11 CPF R2 Blanton & Dubey Curry & Dupre Con
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2018-10-11 CPF R2 Gaddam & Singh Suresh & Eappen Pro
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2018-10-11 CLD R1 Jett Poskey Manu Malladi Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2018-10-11 CLD R1 Justin Hung David Herrera Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2018-01-12 VCX Quar Hendri GS LibArt AV Neg Neg 3-0
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2018-01-12 VCX Oct KatTay BK Kinkai SP Aff Aff 3-0
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2017-01-06 VCX Oct Lindal DT Aff Aff 2-0
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2017-01-06 VCX R5 BarHil GM Dulles YR Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2017-01-06 VPF R4 Woodla HS SteF. PJ Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2017-01-06 VCX R3 LibArt MS Reagan SS Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2017-01-06 VCX R2 Kinkai SP Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2017-01-06 VCX R1 HouMem DM
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2016-12-02 NCX Octos Hendri CD CadMid BK Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2016-12-02 CCX R4 JacC. CM Corona CP Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2016-12-02 CCX R2 Westwo AV Ennis PC Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2016-12-02 CCX R1 JesCP VL CadMag PC Aff
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament HS 2016-05-21 Open Rd 4 Baysid Ty Kannegieter Thache Max Sondland Neg
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament HS 2016-05-21 Open Rd 3 Westwo Abby Grifno CenHS Terra Maslak Aff
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament HS 2016-05-21 Open Rd 2 SacHea Callie Freeman Libert Jihad Esmail Neg
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament HS 2016-05-21 Open Rd 1 Carter Abigail Carter MarCar Sydney Rabara Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston HS 2016-01-08 VCXUH Round KatTay KX Crosby FN Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston HS 2016-01-08 VcxDb R3 Crosby FN Westside PW Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston HS 2016-01-08 VCXUH Round KatTay GJ EasAca GS Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston HS 2016-01-08 VCXUH Round Hendri BS Crosby BT Aff