Beomhak Lee Paradigm

Last changed 7 March 2021 9:20 AM CDT

Beomhak Lee

Updated March 2021

Affiliation - Dallas Jesuit.

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CJR topic - Very interesting topic. I have pretty good exposure to the topic. Yet, this still does not justify teams in speaking jargons. Personally, I find DA and CP literature on this topic quite disappointing (unless the link narrative can be specific to the aff). So I believe this perhaps is a good opportunity for some teams to engage in critical literature deeper than before.

Stylistic Issues:

- Speed is fine. But clarity >>> speed. Especially given the virtual-ness of debating, I would suggest going a bit slower.

- Please line by line. If you don't even at least attempt to line by line, your speaks will suffer.

- Depth outweighs breadth. One well-warranted argument beats numerous poorly explained/constructed arguments. This applies to the cards too. Poorly and disjointedly highlighted cards are bad. Call them out on it.

- No I don't take prep for emailing/flashing unless it's excessive.

- Usually, it is tech > truth but not all the time.

- Stop being a jerk. There is a fine line between being passionate/competitive vs. being a total jerk.

- I am totally fine with any style of argument. You do you. I am here to listen. Obviously, this excludes arguments like racism or sexism good :)

- This is probably obvious but I think it's important. For me to vote on an argument, it has to make sense in my head. While I will probably understand the general thesis for most of your arguments myself, every argument (K, DA, CP, T, K aff, etc.) requires a nuanced explanation that is different, depending on the circumstances of the round. So, spend some time doing that in the round.

Topicality

Love them if done well. Personally think they are very underutilized in this topic. Will default to competing interpretations if not convinced otherwise. T is all about weighing your interpretation versus theirs. Specificity (i.e. examples of how the aff would explode limits or gut grounds) is good. Just saying meaningless phrases like 'they explode limits' won't be convincing at all.

Counterplans/Disadvantages

Most of my 2NRs were CP+DA or DA alone. More specific your evidence (solvency advocate or link) is to the aff, the better. I think solvency advocate for the CP should be a thing most of the time. If you don't, it's not really a theoretical reason to lose but rather a solvency question. Impact calculus on DAs usually is really really really important. Use the impact debate to frame the ballot and be comparative (especially if you are going for the DA without the CP with only the case defense, which by the way is heavily under-utilized). Good link narratives on DAs will be awarded. Smart analytics will be awarded as well.

Kritiks

Love them. But, if you start to talk in disjointed vocabularies without contextualizing the K to the aff, then the K is not so loving. I think that aff should generally get to weigh the action of the plan, though I can be convinced otherwise in many ways - so put in the work.

Winning a general explanation of the world is not enough. Use the specific link and internal link narratives to prove why the aff would make X worse. To do that, I think real-world manifestations or examples help a ton. Way too many teams just assume "if I win a link, then the impact happens" - welp, a good internal link work will be awarded. Long overviews are mostly useless. Line by line is good.

K/Non-traditional affirmative

Personally, I find these affs way more interesting than listening to generic process CP debates per say. Clarity on what the aff does (i.e. the mechanism of the aff) is the single most important thing to explain to me. Personal narrative, music, poetry - anything is fine with me. Just have a particular reason why you included those parts in 1AC. You need to have at least some relations to the topic, and some reason why you don't use governmental institutions. You still need a reason why your ROB is good, and for the neg teams going for FW, that must be challenged. As always, impact debates on FW must be comparative.

Theory

Chill for a second and SLOW DOWN

Don't run New Affs bad in front of me - I'm not gonna vote on it.

Conditionality is usually good - unless multiple conditional contradictory world is a thing (but is it a theoretical reason to reject the team? Eh - though I think it would benefit you substantive-wise if used well)

Other theory arguments (generally) probably are a reason to reject the argument, not the team UNLESS I'm convinced otherwise. If they drop theory, then the story is quite different (assuming that you invest some time into it).

ETC.

I really love this activity. There probably is a reason why I keep in touch with debate and the community even though I decided not to debate in college. If I happen to judge you, know that I will judge debates as fairly as I can Please respect each other and have fun.

Also, for more nitty-gritty judging philosophies on the style of arguments, look into these judges’ philosophies: Tracy McFarland, Ryan Gorman, and Dan Lingel. They introduced/influenced me a lot (like debate + life) that we almost have a similar "view of debate" if that makes sense. If three judges contradict in their judging philosophy, it would be on my therapy list.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 NPOL R4 St Mark's School of Texas ZT Berkeley Prep RS Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 NPOL R3 Polytechnic RM St Mark's School of Texas SA Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 NPOL R2 Peninsula DS Glenbrook South KS Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 NPOL R1 Westminster GC NSU AL Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX1 Double Montgomery Bell Maxwell & Turner Woodward Baudy & Patel Aff Aff 4-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX2 R6 Caddo Magnet Merritt Hughes & Olivia Restel Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Sofia Casado & Isabella O Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX2 R5 Pace Hanna Yilma & Kabir Singh Pine Crest Kristian Ivanov & Daniel OSullivan Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX2 R4 Notre Dame Ines Ameriso & Lillie Bush St Mark's School of Texas Alex Pan & Bennett Applbaum Neg
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 CX R2 Lake Travis SG Plano East DP Neg
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VCX R4 Colleyville Heritage CZ Notre Dame DN Neg
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VCX R3 Little Rock Central LP Notre Dame YB Aff
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VCX R2 Notre Dame DP Blue Valley Southwest ZK Aff
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VCX R1 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart FP Aubrey OM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 JVCX Semis Garfield PS Taipei American YY Neg Neg 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 JVCX Quarte Garfield PS Interlake ZG Neg Aff 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 JVCX Octas ADL LK Westwood GS Aff Aff 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 JVCX R6 CK McClatchy ML Polytechnic CP Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 JVCX R4 ADL CY Kinkaid FS Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 JVCX R3 Brooklyn Technical SL Dougherty Valley RP Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 JVCX R2 West Campus (Sacramento) EH College Prep HQ Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 JVCX R1 OES IR Isidore Newman OF Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 NCX Qrtrs Barstow AB North Broward Prep PZ Aff Aff 2-1
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 NCX R5 Barstow GG Greenhill KO Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 NCX R4 Greenhill IG Coppell 9th MP Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 NCX R3 North Broward Prep PZ Barstow SS Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 NCX R1 Barstow SP Eagle BL Aff
Round Rock TFA HS 2021-01-21 VCX Semis Westwood Choudhary & Huang Winston Churchill Anderson & Valdez Neg Neg 3-0
Round Rock TFA HS 2021-01-21 VCX Quarte Winston Churchill Blanton & Varela Westwood Gundam & Sharma Aff
Round Rock TFA HS 2021-01-21 VCX R2 Westwood Vadlamani & Puvvada Glen Rose Evans & Gray Aff
Round Rock TFA HS 2021-01-21 VCX R1 Westwood Kota & Sathaye Lampasas Green & Hanson Aff
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 NCX Octos Barsto LS Kickap RC Aff Aff 3-0
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 NCX R5 SMSOT AP Barsto GG Neg
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 Pol R2 Unionv PA Dulles AG Neg
Coppell Classic HS 2021-01-07 NCX Qrtrs Greenhill KJ Coppell 9th NK Neg
Coppell Classic HS 2021-01-07 NCX R4 Coppell 9th SG Hebron NS Neg
Coppell Classic HS 2021-01-07 NCX R1 St Mark's School of Texas DZ Coppell 9th KD Neg
Berkner TFA HS 2020-12-08 NCX Quarte Greenhill JL Coppell 9th MD Aff Aff 3-0
Berkner TFA HS 2020-12-08 VCX R4 Greenhill MR Plano East PD Neg
Berkner TFA HS 2020-12-08 VCX R3 Grapevine EM Byron Nelson DS Aff
Berkner TFA HS 2020-12-08 NCX R1 Tyler Legacy CO Greenhill KO Neg
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CCX R4 Heights Kuffner & Waters Casady Huang & Jiang Aff
UNT John S Gossett Memorial High School Tournament HS 2020-10-30 NCX R2 Coppell 9th UR Westwood NP Neg
UNT John S Gossett Memorial High School Tournament HS 2020-10-30 NCX R1 Coppell 9th RM Westwood SK Neg
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2020-10-16 VCX R4 Notre Dame DP Little Rock Central RL Neg
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2020-10-16 VCX R3 Peninsula LQ Wylie E. Groves GL Aff
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2020-10-16 VCX R2 Sonoma PK Peninsula SY Aff
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2020-10-16 VCX R1 Peninsula LL Stockdale SP Aff
Trevian Invitational HS 2020-10-10 TOCPD R5 Kent Denver AT Bronx Science KT Neg
Trevian Invitational HS 2020-10-10 TOCPD R2 Montgomery Bell MH Westwood CH Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2018-12-07 CCX Double Hendrickson GS Westside RL Aff Aff 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2018-12-07 CCX R6 Heights PS Hebron WG Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2018-12-07 CCX R4 Dripping Springs MG PSJA Southwest SL Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2018-12-07 CCX R3 LASA MM Mt. Pleasant CS Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2018-12-07 CCX R2 Jenks BM Reagan DL Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2018-12-07 CCX R1 Union JV Austin SFA HM Neg
Plano West Wolf Classic HS 2018-10-19 VCX R4 Prosper WR Irma Rangel YWLS RG Neg
Plano West Wolf Classic HS 2018-10-19 VCX R3 Greenhill SF St. Mark's School of Texas SU Aff
Plano West Wolf Classic HS 2018-10-19 VCX R2 Irma Rangel YWLS GB Greenhill HR Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2018-02-02 NCX Q Greenhill MB Coppell AK Neg Neg 2-1
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2018-02-02 NCX R5 Guyer BV Hebron SL Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2018-02-02 NCX R4 Crossings Christian AN Greenhill MB Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2018-02-02 NCX R3 Grapevine WB Greenhill LB Neg
Coppell Cowboy Classic HS 2018-01-05 NCX R3 Greenhill BM Grapevine WV Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2017-12-01 CCX D Little Rock Central GL Lindale DW Neg Neg 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2017-12-01 CCX R4 Liberal Arts and Science BE Woodlands MR Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2017-12-01 NCX Rd 4 West Oso CG Kinkaid MR Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2017-12-01 NCX Rd 2 Berkner RK Grapevine VB Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin HS 2017-12-01 CCX R1 Barbers Hill UM Woodlands CH Neg
The Hockaday Invitational HS 2017-11-10 NCX Semifi Coppell AM St. Mark's School of Texas MY Neg Neg 3-0
The Hockaday Invitational HS 2017-11-10 NCX Quarte Coppell AM Greenhill AK Aff Aff 3-0
The Hockaday Invitational HS 2017-11-10 NCX R5 Greenhill SH St. Mark's School of Texas MY Neg
The Hockaday Invitational HS 2017-11-10 NCX R4 St. Mark's School of Texas KM Greenhill AK Neg
Novice Round Up HS 2017-04-28 CX R6 Westwood SU Coppell RK Neg
Novice Round Up HS 2017-04-28 CX R4 John H Guyer MI Harker SP Aff Aff 2-0
Novice Round Up HS 2017-04-28 CX R3 Crossings Christian KK Liberal Arts and Science BI Neg Neg 2-0
Novice Round Up HS 2017-04-28 CX R2 Crossings Christian NC Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart GJ Neg
Novice Round Up HS 2017-04-28 CX R1 Crossings Christian HM Woodward WG Neg Neg 2-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX1 Quarte USN Mehta & Mehta Carrollton Garity & Jugo Neg Aff 4-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX1 Octafi Alpharetta Bokil & Moodley Westminster Pavur & Doele Aff Aff 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX1 R6 Westminster Brackett & Vadapalli Johns Creek Shen & Di Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX1 R5 Northview Patil & Yang Chattahoochee Adama & Arumugam Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 R4 Carrollton De_Paz & Touret Westminster Frank & Rosenblath Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 R3 Berkeley Prep Kuperman & Kanchanapalli Caddo Magnet Lawrence & Kiihnl Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX1 R2 Montgomery Bell Kolstad & Smith Northview Deshmukh & Kumar Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX1 R1 Northview Yuan & Venkataswaran Carrollton Arvanitis & Paneque Neg
Novice Round Up HS 2016-04-29 CX R7 Georgetown Day RS Casady WC Aff
Novice Round Up HS 2016-04-29 CX R6 Liberal Arts and Science Academy - LBJ BJ Mountain Brook HK Aff
Novice Round Up HS 2016-04-29 CX R4 Casady CA Woodward MR Neg Neg 2-0
Novice Round Up HS 2016-04-29 CX R3 Westwood LK Pine Crest Preparatory BJ Neg
Novice Round Up HS 2016-04-29 CX R2 Highland Park (Dallas) LH Pine Crest Preparatory HS Neg Neg 2-0
Novice Round Up MS 2016-04-29 CX R1 Kealing Middle LP Georgetown Day GG Neg Neg 2-0