Emily Nelson Paradigm

Last changed 20 August 2021 11:02 AM EST

Debate is an intellectual expression of the arts of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

A strong debater presents well organized intellectual content that rises to the level of artful expressive and receptive communication.

The flow of the debate should be simple for me, or any other judge, to record if the debtor's content is smoothly and sisinkly presented. The debateor(s) with strongest content will earn the ballot. The artistic use of speaking, reading, writing, and listening add tremendous strength to any public speaking opportunity but the refined use of these tools move the expression of different points of view from a week discussion or argument to the classical delusion found in all forms of debate.

If you are speaking faster than I can write, I'll put my pencil down so I can listen intently. At this point it would be wise for a debator to speak more slowly. Then I could return to flowing the debate so I have this documentation to review when completing the ballot and make the decision.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Virtually the Saints Classic HS 2021-01-07 VPFD R2 Bergen County Academies CK Oak Grove HK CON
Madison Central Mid State Invitational HS 2020-12-17 NPFD R1 AT Choi & Zhou BD Roske & Swinney CON
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R5 4162 4001 Con Con 3-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R5 4143 4045 Con Pro 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R4 4203 4018 Con Con 3-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R4 4031 4013 Con Con 3-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R3 4164 4071 Con Con 3-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R3 4070 4157 Con Pro 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R1 4056 4046 Con Con 3-0
Grand Nationals 2017-05-27 PF R1 4190 4169 Con Con 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild HS 2016-01-08 NPF Finals Mars Hill PS Indian springs school NK Con Con 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild HS 2016-01-08 VPF R4 Hoover MS Vestavia Hills BC Con
Samford University Bishop Guild HS 2016-01-08 VPF R3 Hoover CJ Vestavia Hills BR Pro
Samford University Bishop Guild HS 2016-01-08 VPF R3 Hoover TM Mars Hill BR Con
Samford University Bishop Guild HS 2016-01-08 NPF R2 Mountain Brook DD Mars Hill MO Con