Grace Judice Paradigm

Last changed 14 December 2020 12:21 PM CDT

Hi! I competed in LD, PF, and CD in high school, along with several platform events (OO, Info, DX, FX). I did interp events in middle school, but didn't we all? I'm in college now and basically spend every weekend judging debate tournaments. If you have any specific questions about my paradigms or a decision, please reach out to me. My email is graceejudicee@tamu.edu! I love providing feedback!

LD

I don’t like spreading. The purpose of a debate round is to use critical thinking skills to convince your opponent/judge of a specific argument, not speak so fast that you lose your opponent and gain the upper hand in the round.

Generally speaking, I prefer a traditional style of debate. However, if you chose to go for a theory shell argument, I will flow it. Just be careful. If you ONLY/MAINLY go for theory, there is a good chance that your opponent will have an adequate response, leaving you with very little offense.

When it comes to evidence, if you are sharing it with your opponent, share it with me as well (graceejudicee@tamu.edu). Don’t just give me a card name and date and expect me to value its importance. Convince me that it is important, accurate, and more reliable than your opponent’s card.

PF

Doing the weighing for me is like an insurance policy. In rounds where there is a lot of clash, some arguments turn into a wash. When you weigh, in addition to extending arguments across the flow, you are giving me more reasons to vote for you.

When it comes to evidence, if you are sharing it with your opponent, share it with me as well (graceejudicee@tamu.edu). Don’t just give me a card name and date and expect me to value its importance. Convince me that your evidence is important, accurate, and more reliable than your opponent’s card.

If I hear something in final focus that wasn’t brought up in summary, you’ve just wasted your own time.

If you are second rebuttal, you need to frontline.

Congress

A great PO will make my ballot, but I always prefer great speakers. I know it is difficult to find a PO in lot of rounds, so I always appreciate volunteers.

If you aren’t the first affirmative or first negation, I expect some sort of clash. Refer back to your fellow representatives. I don’t want to hear 3 speeches with the same exact points.

Questioning is important. If you have great speeches, but fail to participate in the rest of the round, that will result in a lower ranking.

Don't speak just to speak with zero preparation if you know it will be a terrible speech! I'd rather a chamber move to previous question after 3 speeches than hear someone speak for 2 minutes off the top of their head. Keep in mind, this is different than writing a speech during recess. I always appreciate those that offer to write during recess to keep the round going.

I'd rather hear one "6" speech from you than three "4" speeches.

Once you enter the chamber, stay in "character", even during recess. Compared to other styles of debate, delivery and presentation is more important.

IEs/Extemp

Make me laugh. I love humor, but forced humor and stock introductions are awkward. Cringe.

For extemporaneous speaking, PLEASE provide a clear introduction with a source AND a preview of your three points. Extemporaneous speeches without some sort of preview/roadmap during the introduction are often unorganized. Also, actually answer the question. This seems like a no brainer, but you'd be surprised.

Delivery and presentation always matter, but CONTENT is SO important.

In out rounds, I expect the time of your speech to be pretty close to the time limit on the TFA ballot. Basically, 4 minute extemporaneous speeches in semi finals won't fly with me.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
UIL Academic 20 6A HS 2021-03-26 LD Finals Dulles VN (3C) William B Travis DZ (4A) Neg Aff 2-1
UIL Academic 20 6A HS 2021-03-26 LD Semis William B Travis DZ (4A) Elkins AM (2A) Aff Aff 3-0
UIL Academic 20 6A HS 2021-03-26 LD R3 Dulles VN (3C) William B Travis RD (4C) Aff
UIL Academic 20 6A HS 2021-03-26 LD R2 George Ranch RM (6A) Elkins RS (2B) Neg
UIL Academic 20 6A HS 2021-03-26 LD R1 Elkins NK (2C) Dulles AA (3A) Neg
UIL 16 6A Speech Debate Tournament HS 2021-03-24 LD Consol 132 101 Aff Aff 2-1
UIL 16 6A Speech Debate Tournament HS 2021-03-24 LD Semis 132 144 Neg Neg 3-0
UIL 16 6A Speech Debate Tournament HS 2021-03-24 LD Quarte 142 108 Aff Aff 3-0
UIL 16 6A Speech Debate Tournament HS 2021-03-24 LD R2 101 110 Aff
UIL 16 6A Speech Debate Tournament HS 2021-03-24 LD R1 157 118 Aff
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 PF qtr Bellaire MF A and M Consolidated SD Neg Aff 2-1
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 PF oct L C Anderson CE Southlake Carroll MK Neg Neg 3-0
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 PF dbl Seven Lakes LW BASIS San Antonio Shavano CL Aff Aff 3-0
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 PF R6 Bellaire MN Westlake CK Aff
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 PF R5 Dulles ZZ Strake Jesuit BG Neg
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 PF R4 Lake Travis LC William P. Clements LR Aff
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 PF R3 A and M Consolidated LW BASIS San Antonio Shavano SJ Neg
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 PF R2 Jasper LZ Vista Ridge HD Neg
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 PF R1 Elkins SZ Seven Lakes LW Neg
East Texas District Tournament HS 2021-03-03 PF RD 4 183 210 Pro
East Texas District Tournament HS 2021-03-03 PF RD 3 185 209 Con
East Texas District Tournament HS 2021-03-03 PF RD 2 184 211 Pro
Langham Creek Lobo Invitational TFA NIETOC HS 2021-02-03 VPF VPFS William P. Clements CD All Saints Episcopal CP Aff Aff 3-0
Langham Creek Lobo Invitational TFA NIETOC HS 2021-02-03 VPF R2 Elkins AI Klein Cain HS RV Aff
Langham Creek Lobo Invitational TFA NIETOC HS 2021-02-03 VPF R1 All Saints Episcopal CP Dulles YP Aff
Lamar Texan Classic TFA and Speech TOC HS 2021-01-27 CPF R3 William P. Clements BE L C Anderson ST Pro
Lamar Texan Classic TFA and Speech TOC HS 2021-01-27 CPF R3 Westwood AX Memorial GL Pro
Round Rock TFA HS 2021-01-21 VPF R3 Vista Ridge Martin & Alluru L C Anderson Nguyen & Zahedivash Pro
Round Rock TFA HS 2021-01-21 VPF R3 Vista Ridge Pham & Rao Westlake Chu & Kondagunturi Con
Round Rock TFA HS 2021-01-21 VPF R2 Vista Ridge Aman-Carrier & Shaik Hendrickson Garza & Nguyen Pro
Round Rock TFA HS 2021-01-21 VPF R2 L C Anderson Seidemann & Tisdale Strake Jesuit Chimata & Walker Con
The Northland Christian Classic HS 2021-01-06 VPF Semis William P. Clements JR Seven Lakes KM Neg Aff 2-1
The Northland Christian Classic HS 2021-01-06 WSD Quarte William P. Clements YKM Seven Lakes QAHNQ PROP PROP 2-1
The Northland Christian Classic HS 2021-01-06 VPF R4 William P. Clements JR Seven Lakes PB Aff
The Northland Christian Classic HS 2021-01-06 VPF R3 Seven Lakes CL Coppell CN Aff
Jersey Village Falcon Freeze TFA HS 2020-12-09 NLD R4 Alvin PB Bridgeland PT Neg
Jersey Village Falcon Freeze TFA HS 2020-12-09 NLD R3 LV Hightower IO Stratford LB Aff
The Big Cat Swing At Cy Fair HS and Cy Creek HS HS 2020-11-18 VPF R3 Elkins TV Memorial CL Aff
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF R5 Vista Ridge Yu & Daherkar Seven Lakes He & Chai Neg
Spring High School Great Debate Charlie Brown Tournament HS 2020-11-04 VLD Semis Bridgeland ZT William B Travis KT Aff Neg 2-1
Spring High School Great Debate Charlie Brown Tournament HS 2020-11-04 VLD Quarte William B Travis DZ THEO Christian EC Aff
Spring High School Great Debate Charlie Brown Tournament HS 2020-11-04 VLD R2 THEO Christian EC Lamar RM Neg
Spring High School Great Debate Charlie Brown Tournament HS 2020-11-04 VLD R1 Royse City TM William B Travis KT Aff
Spartan Ram Fall Classic LakesRidge Swing HS 2020-10-21 NPF Semi CMS Southlake Junior DG Gulliver Prep PI Con Con 2-1
Spartan Ram Fall Classic LakesRidge Swing HS 2020-10-21 VPF Quarte AandM Consolidated LW William P. Clements BE Pro Pro 2-1
Spartan Ram Fall Classic LakesRidge Swing HS 2020-10-21 WSD R3 William P. Clements Rehman & Khandelwal & Macknojia & Parmar & Grand Oaks Dailey & Goulis & Bascom & Diaz & Latham Neg
Spartan Ram Fall Classic LakesRidge Swing HS 2020-10-21 VPF R3 Katy Taylor WC Duchesne Academy Of The Sacred Heart HS Pro
Spartan Ram Fall Classic LakesRidge Swing HS 2020-10-21 VPF R2 William P. Clements MS Seven Lakes WI Pro
Spartan Ram Fall Classic LakesRidge Swing HS 2020-10-21 NPF R1 LV Hightower SS Bridgeland GF Pro
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 PF R4 Dulles Duan & Yuan Barbers Hill Betz & Challenger PRO
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 PF R4 Strake Jesuit Valladolid & Martinez Dulles Navarrete & Honors PRO
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 PF R3 Jordan Mondal & Nguyen Barbers Hill Farrington & Selva PRO
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 PF R2 Dulles Chacko & Lin Lamar Orsak & Zazovsky PRO
Atascocita High School TFA HS 2020-10-11 PF R2 Dulles Yadagiri & Mudhireddy Austin SFA Herring & Aquino CON
Westlake Chap Classic TFA TOC NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-01 NPF R4 Westlake Samavedam & Wadhwa Hendrickson Onwujuba & Hay Con
Westlake Chap Classic TFA TOC NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-01 PF R3 Vista Ridge Malpica Calleja & Shaik L C Anderson Arteaga & Jedrzejewski Pro
Westlake Chap Classic TFA TOC NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-01 PF R2 Allen HS/Lowery Freshman Center Zheng & Gandikota L C Anderson Seidemann & Tisdale Pro
Westlake Chap Classic TFA TOC NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-01 PF R1 Austin SFA Herring & Aquino Hendrickson Bendixen & Nash Con
The Bear Cat Swing CyWoodsBridgeland HS 2020-09-23 VPF Semis Strake Jesuit HT AandM Consolidated DS Pro Pro 2-1
The Bear Cat Swing CyWoodsBridgeland HS 2020-09-23 VPF Quarte Seven Lakes SK Hendrickson MM Con Con 3-0
The Bear Cat Swing CyWoodsBridgeland HS 2020-09-23 VPF Octos Bellaire MM Strake Jesuit TP Pro
The Bear Cat Swing CyWoodsBridgeland HS 2020-09-23 VPF R2 Jordan AS Strake Jesuit PP Con
The Bear Cat Swing CyWoodsBridgeland HS 2020-09-23 VPF R1 Jordan PP Strake Jesuit VM Pro