Clarisse Manuel Paradigm

Last changed 21 December 2020 5:08 AM CDT

Katy Taylor 2015-2019

UT '23

Congress:

- Argumentation > presentation.

- Clash is Really Important. I do like to see more rebuttal the further on we are in the round, but I'll take one really clear, direct argument against a previous speaker than 5 arguments with no substance in an attempt to address everyone in the room. Address your competitor's argument specifically! I'm here for well-constructed, direct refutation.

- Link to your impacts, please! Otherwise they don't make sense. Really strong links are impressive.

- Neg speeches need active harms somewhere, not just "this won't work-" otherwise there's no harm in trying.

- Use good evidence- really need to see more than a one-off line pulled from your source.

PFD:

- Good on speed but quality > quantity

- Line-by-line rebuttal is the best way to go for me. Also, make it obvious where you are in the flow- "under their second contention, subpoint A," "their Valeri card, which states ____" - all good! (Author name specifically is less crucial here, just explain what the card is saying so I know where you are.) Just tell me where to flow! I'd rather focus on the content of your argument rather than try to figure out where you are.

- If you're dropping an argument intentionally, make that clear. Also explain any extensions or turns.

- Final focus should be big picture.

Email me at clarisseman02@gmail.com for any questions!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
The Falcon Classic Clear Lake Tompkins TFA IQT Swing HS 2020-12-02 CLD R4 William P. Clements FV Tompkins CW Aff
The Falcon Classic Clear Lake Tompkins TFA IQT Swing HS 2020-12-02 CLD R4 Episcopal School of Dallas NM Clear Brook MF Aff
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF Semis Vista Ridge Hayes & Malpica Calleja Bellaire Busaidy & Fan Neg Neg 2-1
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF Quarte Seven Lakes Liu & Wu Bellaire Busaidy & Fan Aff Neg 2-1
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF R3 Centennial Tadepalli & Aneesh Vista Ridge Hayes & Malpica Calleja Neg
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF R3 Seven Lakes Liu & Wu Lake Travis Levy & Chang Aff
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF R2 William P. Clements Rao & John Seven Lakes Kasibhatla & Lawal Aff
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF R2 Brooklyn Technical Osipov & Schulte-Vogelhe Lake Travis Arnold & Johnston Neg
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 NLD R1 William B Travis DH Westwood DZ Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2020-01-10 PF R4 Strake Jesuit MV Mayde Creek AJ Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2020-01-10 PF R2 Seven Lakes ZR Strake Jesuit NS Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2020-01-10 PF R2 Hebron KM Strake Jesuit PH Neg