Alexis Childs Paradigm

Last changed 8 November 2021 8:14 AM CST

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LD

I'm a traditional debater but am getting more comfortable with progressive debate. That being said, I'm not the judge to run your super progressive case in front of.

1. Speed - I'm not a huge fan of spreading so please take your speed down a few levels in front of me. If you must spread, do so at your own risk and read the room before you do - if it's late at night, don't yell/spread at me. Send me the speech doc

2. Ks - I don't understand/I'm not a fan of most of these. I run cap K and that's about it. If you have a question about an argument, feel free to ask before the round!

3. Theory - I don't understand most theory and think the majority of the time people read unnecessary/frivolous theory. Unless there is clear abuse happening in the round, don't read theory. Topicality is good and if argued well and when necessary, I'll vote on it. I'll vote for disclosure but probably not disclosure by itself.

4. CPs/Disads - I enjoy these and think they're a good strategy. If you're going to run them, defend them.

5. Framework - this is what makes LD different from other types of debate and I expect you to use. In your last speech, give me voters/weighing/framework and make it clear why I should vote for you.

6. CX - I really enjoy cross and definitely pay attention. That being said, I don't flow it so bring it up in your speeches if you want me to flow. I will hold you to what you said in cross. Please be courteous to your opponent but as long as you're not being offensive, I'm pretty lenient on cross. Don't be afraid to push them to explain their case/get the answer your looking for.

Read my facial expression - I'm a pretty expressive person. If I look confused, please clear up your point. Nodding/smiling means I like/am following your point.

Congress

I believe that Congress focuses on speaking clearly and well more than any other type of debate. Because of this, the better you speak, the better I will rank you. Have sources in your speech! You saying something does not make it credible/true. Please be polite during questioning but that doesn't mean you have to be timid.

PF

Evidence is important, don't make baseless claims. I appreciate organized, line by line rebuttals with signposting. If nothing else, this will get you good speaks. Weighing is super important, particularly in your last speeches. I should know exactly why I'm voting for you in order to get my ballot.

Final Focus should have impact weighing! Please be respectful of your opponents during cross. Cross is for asking questions, not personally attacking opponents or making statements.

Overall, I enjoy good clash, speaking, and cross. Please be kind to your opponents!

IPDA

My apologies, they have clearly run out of qualified judges for IPDA. I evaluate this like LD, have good offense and defense, speak well, and you'll be fine :)

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
PVSquared Parkview and Pinnacle View Halloween Invitational HS 2021-10-27 NLD R3 Cabot Calyssa Trostel Cabot Aurora Moran Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2021-05-08 LD R6 Kennedy DS ModernBrain ZT Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2021-05-08 LD R5 ModernBrain SK Sartartia EN Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2021-05-08 LD R4 Thomas Horace Rogers JW ModernBrain JO Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2021-05-08 LD R3 ModernBrain EK HuaXia Chinese School - Houston AW Aff
Southern States Middle School Speech and Debate Championship MS 2021-04-17 LD R4 Sartartia EN ModernBrain JO Aff
Southern States Middle School Speech and Debate Championship HS 2021-04-17 WSD R3 Greenhill MABM Webber's ACCR Neg
Southern States Middle School Speech and Debate Championship MS 2021-04-17 LD R2 Inspiration Education AJ Brentwood Middle ZL Neg
Southern States Middle School Speech and Debate Championship MS 2021-04-17 LD R1 Inspiration Education OZ Frank Black CT Neg
Arkansas Forensics and Debate State Championship HS 2021-03-30 NLD Finals 1 Sawyer Giese 1 Joelle Buckner Neg Neg 3-0
Cabot Classic Middle School and Junior High Invitational HS 2021-01-10 LD Finals 21 Cindy Chen 2 Klaus Eckert Aff Neg 2-1
Cabot Classic Middle School and Junior High Invitational MS 2021-01-10 LD Octos 17 Morgan Breaux 24 Janvi Natarajan Neg
Cabot Classic Middle School and Junior High Invitational MS 2021-01-10 PF R3 13 Htoon & San 18 Xu & Liu Aff
Cabot Classic Middle School and Junior High Invitational MS 2021-01-10 LD R2 2 Katie Le 16 Pranav Kothur Aff
ACTAA Junior High Invitational October MS 2020-10-03 LD Finals 2 Madison Rivera 1 Tyler Phillips Neg Neg 4-1
ACTAA Junior High Invitational October MS 2020-10-03 LD Semis 1 Tyler Phillips 1 Andrew Mills Aff Aff 3-0
ACTAA Junior High Invitational October MS 2020-10-03 LD R1 1 Neil Cunningham 2 Cache Tucker Aff