Danesh Singh Paradigm

Last changed Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 2:14 PM UTC

I see the activity of debate as an opportunity for students to develop their ability to deploy and engage individual arguments.  But ultimately, debaters must deliver by bringing arguments together to generate a bigger picture that provides a compelling case for voting for them.  Explaining link stories effectively is a compelling way to create this picture.  Articulating a clear impact analysis is another way to do it.  Showing how individual arguments on the flow or across flows interrelate is yet another way to create this picture.  

   

I like debates with a lot of clash, in which both sides are maximally required to put a set of opposing arguments in dialogue with their own. The team that is able to provide argumentative depth and sophistication in how they compare arguments and evidence will get my ballot. 

 

This should probably go without saying, but the task of deploying arguments and framing them effectively and persuasively is the burden of the debaters.   What I might personally believe about the truth or falsity of the argument is of little to no consequence; what matters is what the debaters on each side have to say about it.  No matter whether what is being promoted is the advocacy of a plan, or that consciousness needs to be raised about a particular issue, the onus is on the debaters to convey how their arguments show why they should win the round.

 

 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Event Rd Aff Neg Decision
CEDA Nationals Wichita State 3/20/2015 Open Rd 1 Wake Forest AS San Francisco State BC AFF Wake Forest AS
CEDA Nationals Wichita State 3/20/2015 Open Rd 2 Rochester CH New GV AFF Rochester CH
CEDA Nationals Wichita State 3/20/2015 Open Rd 3 Northern Iowa MS Augsburg College HL AFF Northern Iowa MS
CEDA Nationals Wichita State 3/20/2015 Open Rd 4 Missouri - Kansas City CN Weber State MS AFF Missouri - Kansas City CN
CEDA Nationals Wichita State 3/20/2015 Open Rd 5 NYU IZ North Texas CS AFF NYU IZ
CEDA Nationals Wichita State 3/20/2015 Open Rd 6 Kansas State JM NYU CK AFF Kansas State JM
CEDA Nationals Wichita State 3/20/2015 Open Rd 7 Southwestern College SL Cal State Fullerton MW NEG Cal State Fullerton MW
CEDA Nationals Wichita State 3/20/2015 Open Rd 8 NYU AD Puget Sound BQ NEG Puget Sound BQ
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov 1 United States Military GH Boston College OY NEG Boston College OY
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 JV 2 Liberty KP Cornell RK NEG Cornell RK
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov 3 Rochester/Western Connecticut State HB Wilkes HM AFF Rochester/Western Connecticut State HB
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov 4 New EV United States Military HM NEG United States Military HM
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 JV 5 Liberty RS NYU CK NEG NYU CK
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov Finals Liberty ER Cornell BK NEG Cornell BK
Liberty ER on a 2-1
Sydney Landon Invitational 2/7/2015 Open Qtrs Cornell BK Rochester CH NEG Rochester CH
Cornell BK on a 2-1
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2015 JV 1 Washington MP Nevada Las VegasCal State Fullerton VM AFF Washington MP
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2015 Nov 2 Western Connecticut State BM Cal State Fullerton HL NEG Cal State Fullerton HL
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2015 Open 3 Pepperdine EL Weber State CN AFF Pepperdine EL
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2015 Open 4 San Francisco State BL California, Berkeley WH NEG California, Berkeley WH
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2015 Open 6 Weber State OG Wyoming BC NEG Wyoming BC
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var 1 Louisville HR Weber State HT NEG Weber State HT
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var 2 Puget Sound BQ Weber State SM AFF Puget Sound BQ
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 JV 3 Western Connecticut State FS Rochester KW NEG Rochester KW
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var 5 Wyoming FH West Virginia/CUNY FY AFF Wyoming FH
Jacobsohn Memorial Mountaineer Debates WVU 11/14/2014 Nov 1 Rochester CK Liberty SY NEG Liberty SY
Jacobsohn Memorial Mountaineer Debates WVU 11/14/2014 Nov 2 Capital BS Monmouth Su AFF Capital BS
Jacobsohn Memorial Mountaineer Debates WVU 11/14/2014 Nov 3 Monmouth GH Liberty GW NEG Liberty GW
Jacobsohn Memorial Mountaineer Debates WVU 11/14/2014 Nov 4 Liberty OW West Virginia GW AFF Liberty OW
Jacobsohn Memorial Mountaineer Debates WVU 11/14/2014 Nov 5 Liberty ES Rochester HM NEG Rochester HM
Jacobsohn Memorial Mountaineer Debates WVU 11/14/2014 Nov Octas Liberty BL Rochester HM NEG Rochester HM
Rochester HM on a 2-1
West Point Tournament 10/17/2014 Novice Round 1 Libert GW NewYor PX AFF Libert GW
West Point Tournament 10/17/2014 Novice Round 2 Libert CM JamMad CH AFF Libert CM
West Point Tournament 10/17/2014 Novice Round 3 WesVir MW JamMad JT AFF WesVir MW
West Point Tournament 10/17/2014 JV Round 4 GeoMas HM Cornel KL AFF GeoMas HM
West Point Tournament 10/17/2014 Open Round 5 Cornel GK GeoMas JT AFF Cornel GK
West Point Tournament 10/17/2014 Novice Round 6 Libert BL JamMad HK NEG JamMad HK
West Point Tournament 10/17/2014 Novice Partial Monmou RV Cornel TM NEG Cornel TM
Cornel TM on a 3-0
West Point Tournament 10/17/2014 JV Quarters Cornel KL GeoMas HM NEG GeoMas HM
GeoMas HM on a 3-0
James MadisonLBS Invitational 10/4/2014 JV Rd1 James Madison TA CUNY YW AFF James Madison TA
James MadisonLBS Invitational 10/4/2014 Nov Rd 2 Liberty EW Cornell TN AFF Liberty EW
James MadisonLBS Invitational 10/4/2014 Nov Rd3 Liberty SY West Virginia WW AFF Liberty SY
James MadisonLBS Invitational 10/4/2014 Nov Rd4 Cornell KB Liberty GS AFF Cornell KB
James MadisonLBS Invitational 10/4/2014 JV Rd 5 George Mason MH Liberty JB NEG Liberty JB
James MadisonLBS Invitational 10/4/2014 Nov Rd 6 James Madison CM Pittsburgh AN NEG Pittsburgh AN
Rutgers NE Regional Opener 9/26/2014 JV 1 West Virginia FO Liberty JB AFF West Virginia FO
Rutgers NE Regional Opener 9/26/2014 JV 3 George Mason GK Rutgers-Newark JG AFF George Mason GK
Rutgers NE Regional Opener 9/26/2014 nov N 4 New/CUNY ST George Mason LR NEG George Mason LR
Rutgers NE Regional Opener 9/26/2014 nov N 5 Vermont ML Liberty EJ NEG Liberty EJ
Rutgers NE Regional Opener 9/26/2014 JV 6 Liberty KP Rochester AT AFF Liberty KP
Rutgers NE Regional Opener 9/26/2014 nov Nov Quarters Rochester GA United States Military WC NEG United States Military WC
United States Military WC on a 2-1
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV1 WVU AD Rutgers JW NEG Rutgers JW
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV3 WVU EF Rochester MP NEG Rochester MP
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV4 Wilkes NW JCU DM NEG JCU DM