Ellie Singer Paradigm

Last changed 20 August 2021 9:57 AM CDT

**Updated Aug 2021**

I have experience competing and judging in both PF and WS, as well as a bit of coaching/judging experience in CT parli. I am now a senior in college. For the first three years of college (and last year, when I was on leave) I competed mostly in APDA for Yale. I've coached for Blake since my high school graduation.

Feel free to message me for feedback, if you have questions about maybe doing APDA in college, for moral support, or anything else. I'm happy to help!

Please put debate.ellie@gmail.com and blakedocs@googlegroups.com on the email chain if you make one!

This paradigm is for PF, though some things apply across events (eg: the decorum section).

The Split

Is this section even necessary anymore? Everyone frontlines now. That's nice.

Speed

I can flow speed, but I have my limits, so proceed at your own risk. You can "clear" your opponents but do this sparingly. I don't use speech docs to fill in things I could not catch/understand.

Types of arguments

You are the debater, and I want you to enjoy debating things that interest you. There are few things I refuse to hear.

Progressive arguments are important. I'll do my best to evaluate them fairly. I am not super well versed in K lit so while I will try and understand whatever you read, there's a risk I just miss something.

I really don't like when teams run squirrelly arguments just to throw off their opponents. Your points may suffer even if I vote for you and my threshold for responses will be lower.

If you're on a topic where people tend to run "advocacies" (eg the military spending topic) please prove there's a probability of your advocacy occurring.

I am not amenable to speaks theory. Please don't even bother.

The only other args I refuse to listen to are linguistic and moral skep – I have yet to hear them in PF, but don't even try lol

Dates

please read them lol

Evidence

I very strongly prefer cards > paraphrasing, but it isn't a hard rule. I will punish you for misrepresenting evidence or knowingly reading authors that are fraudulent or very clearly unreliable.

Know where your evidence is. If you can't find it, it's getting kicked. Do not cut cards in round.

Bracketing is bad. No debater math pls.

Summary and Final Focus

Now that summary has three minutes, please extend defense. For the love of god, don't go for everything. Args needs to be in summary to be counted in FF. Also, weigh.

~~Decorum~~

Being funny or witty is fine as long as it isn't mean. I am not afraid to tank your speaks if you are rude.

Prep

keep track of it i don't want to

Misc

sIgNpOsT!!!!!!!!

don't delink your own case to escape turns just frontline them

You can enter the room and flip before I get there (when we're back in person that is).

If you want to take off your jacket/change your shoes/wear pajamas, go ahead!

If you're trying to get perfect speaks, strike me. I don't think I've ever given a 30. A lot of my speaks end up in the 27.5-29 range.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
International Debates at the Harvard College Debating Union HS 2021-05-29 WSD R1 Team Pakistan Team Philippines Opp Opp 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS Runoff College Prep SW Byram Hills HW Pro Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFG R7 Strake Jesuit AD Millard North RZ Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R4 St Michael's OO ADL LS Con
Rollin G Osterweis 2021 HS 2021-04-11 Var Semi Stamfo Ketonis & Gewali LooCha Sun & Pan Gov Gov 3-0
Rollin G Osterweis 2021 HS 2021-04-11 Nov N1 IHSHiv Morest & Li Bethel Amaya & Soni Gov
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 WSD Octos- Woodlands Red Wildcat Blue Prop Prop 2-1
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 WSD 4I Greenhill Hornets Grand Oaks White Prop
Harvard Round Robin HS 2021-02-11 PFRR Finals Montgomery Blair JQ Walt Whitman DP Neg Aff 4-3
Harvard Round Robin HS 2021-02-11 PFRR R5 Bethesda Chevy Chase GT Edina JM Aff Aff 2-0
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-N Finals Westmount Charter YGSCD FDT Academy (HS) GLLKG Opp Opp 2-1
2021 Ivy Street Round Robin HS 2021-01-27 PF R3 Walt Whitman NSU University School Neg
2021 Ivy Street Round Robin HS 2021-01-27 PF R2 Marist OW Charles W. Flanagan Aff Aff 2-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 PF Finals Bethesda Chevy Chase GT Hamilton CS Pro Pro 4-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 PFRR R5 Edgemont Junior-Senior MM Charlotte Latin IS Con Con 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 PFRR R1 Mountain Brook BA Taipei American SW Pro Pro 2-1
The Paradigm Dowling Catholic HS 2020-12-11 PF R2 Sioux Falls Lincoln FD Evanston Twp MC Pro
The Paradigm Dowling Catholic HS 2020-12-11 PF R1 Marist LF Lincoln East SK Con
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 VPF Final Charlotte Latin IS Lakeville South GN Con Con 5-0
NDF Online Session 2 Minh Luong Tutorials 2020-07-17 PF2 Forum Gu & Marimuthu Senthilkumar & May Neg Neg 2-1
NDF Online Session 2 Minh Luong Tutorials 2020-07-17 PF1 One We Yu & Zhang Vallabhaneni & Zutshi Aff Aff 6-0
NDF Online Session 2 Minh Luong Tutorials 2020-07-17 PF2 Double Beamer & Beamer Gribble & Walker Aff Neg 2-1
NDF Online Session 2 Minh Luong Tutorials 2020-07-17 PF2 R6 Yuan & Jandhyala Wang & Liang Neg
NDF Online Session 2 Minh Luong Tutorials 2020-07-17 PF2 R5 Krishnamoorthy & Venkateshwaren Gordon & Li Neg
NDF Online Session 2 Minh Luong Tutorials 2020-07-17 PF2 R4 Agrawal & Chung Chatterjee & Chatterjee Neg
NDF Online Session 2 Minh Luong Tutorials 2020-07-17 PF2 R3 Zaheer & Syed Menon & Yoo Neg
NDF Online Session 2 Minh Luong Tutorials 2020-07-17 PF2 R2 Huang & Chakrabarti O'Reilly & Bartmess Neg
NDF Online Session 2 Minh Luong Tutorials 2020-07-17 PF2 R1 Cooperman & Blatte Wu & Shue Aff
NDF Online Session 2 Practice Debates 2020-07-12 PF R8 Apex BMMSDK Guo & Lin Apex BMMSDK Sun & Wu Aff
NDF Online Session 2 Practice Debates 2020-07-12 PF R7 Forum SCJ Chen & Jin Summit SMS Wu & Shue Neg
NDF Online Session 2 Practice Debates 2020-07-12 PF R6 Summit MJV Suri & Punreddy Forum GBM Seo & Zhang Aff
NDF Online Session 2 Practice Debates 2020-07-12 PF R5 Summit SMS Muthiah & Mitra Summit MJV Wang & Subramanium Neg
NDF Online Session 2 Practice Debates 2020-07-12 PF R4 Summit SMS Tamaskar & Cullers Summit MJV Zou & Pozil Aff
NDF Online Session 2 Practice Debates 2020-07-12 PF R3 Forum MFO Rhee & Saldana Forum HBD Pan & Fu Aff
NDF Online Session 2 Practice Debates 2020-07-12 PF R1 Apex BMMSDK Spicer & Blanton Apex BMMSDK Yu & Solomon Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFS Semifi Livingston SZ Lambert TS Pro Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFS Quarte Summit YC Livingston SZ Con Con 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFS Octafi University Irvine GM Livingston SZ Con Con 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFG 7 Edina JW Westlake WP Con
Georgetown Spring International Tournament HS 2020-04-03 PFV Semis ValInt Boulton & Loze IndCle Gandhi & Chen Aff Aff 2-1
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2020-03-06 WSD Semifi ExtEdu Chang & Heydary & Zhang & Zhao Canada Zhou & Wu & Zhang Prop Prop 5-0
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2020-03-06 WSD Quarte Toucan Lin & Roach & Yang & Yuan TeaCan Anzarouth & Rosen & Farrell & Li & Yan Opp Opp 3-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 PFRR F Acton-Boxborough ML Lake Highland Prep SK Aff
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 PFRR S Stuyvesant SL Acton-Boxborough ML Neg Neg 2-1
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 PFRR R5 Campbell Hall DL Lake Highland Prep SK Neg Neg 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 PFRR R4 Stuyvesant SL St Mary's Hall WM Aff Aff 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 PFRR R3 Poly Prep Country Day LM Horace Mann MM Neg Neg 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 PFRR R2 St Mary's Hall HP Marist SV Aff Aff 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 PFRR R1 Edina ZM Plano West Sr YL Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VPF R5 Edina MZ Boston Latin TS Pro
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VPF R5 Yukon BT Waring CM Con
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VPF R4 New Jersey Independent IC Upper St Clair KP Pro
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VPF R4 Hamilton TS Ransom Everglades HM Pro
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VPF R3 North Allegheny BO Newton South LR Con
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VPF R3 BASIS Ahwatukee RS Bronx Science CN Con
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VPF R2 Westborough DG Newtown CD Con
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VPF R2 Yukon TM Horace Mann CM Con
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VPF R1 Vestavia Hills SZ North Allegheny NM Pro
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VPF R1 Houston Memorial GL Edina MM Con
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PF Octafi Hackley YK Delbarton GM Pro Pro 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PF Double Edgemont MM Marist SV Con Con 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PF Triple Wayland GZ Westfield MZ Con Pro 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 WSDC Quarte Greenhill GSH St. Croix Prep GDPR Aff Neg 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PF R6 University KK Independent Campbell Hall FL Pro
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PFRR R5 Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart BD North Broward Prep KP Con Con 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PF R1 Bethesda Chevy Chase GT Eagan LS Pro
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PF R1 Edina ST Madison West KJ Con
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 WSDC R1 USA D-Team Red Hockaday PBCLD Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 VPF Finals Campbell Hall DL Hunter XB Pro Pro 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 PF R8 N136 N286 Pro Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 PF R8 N103 N278 Pro Pro 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 PF R4 N353 N134 Con Con 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 PF R4 N283 N152 Pro Pro 2-0
Yale ProAms C 2019-02-22 R5 Stanford KL Brown Good Shit Gov
Yale ProAms C 2019-02-22 R4 Princeton ... Harvard OR Opp
Yale ProAms C 2019-02-22 R3 BU Extemp on APDA Brown Elephant Liberation Gov
Yale ProAms C 2019-02-22 R2 Wellesley HP Chicago AR Gov
Yale ProAms C 2019-02-22 R1 Stanford KM Pringles Gov
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VPF R5 Walt Whitman RoSi Trinity MT Pro
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VPF R5 Paradise Valley GW NSU AG Con
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VPF R4 Summit HO Geneva School Of Boerne HS Pro
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VPF R4 Delbarton GS Regis LS Con
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VPF R1 Acton-Boxborough ChLu Ames AM Con
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VPF R1 Newton South ZS Acton-Boxborough QS Pro
Harvard Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 PF RR R4 Eagan SP Newton South SG Neg Neg 2-0
Yale Invitational HS 2018-09-14 VPF Finals Bronx HS Of Science OS Lake Highland Prep KO Pro Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF Quarte Millburn CZ Poly Prep Country Day FS Pro Pro 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF Octofi Mission San Jose MK Acton-Boxborough AJ Con Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF Runoff Campbell Hall SS Charles W Flanagan MS Con Con 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R7 Newton South GS Boca Raton BR Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R6 Miami Beach Sr SD Los Altos CK Pro
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2018-03-23 WSD R7 CapVar A FDT Guo & Wang & Feng & Tong & Wu Opp
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2018-03-23 WSD R6 CanTor Moose CapInd A Prop
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2018-03-23 WSD R5 Peru White Leasid Heydary & Wheeler & 2 & 2 Opp
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2018-03-23 WSD R4 FDT Chen & Lee & Lee & Xin & Chen TeaPhi Garcia & Yu Yao & Bathula & Consing Opp
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2018-03-23 WSD R3 CapVar B TeaCan Chakravarthy & Meghji & Diakuw & Panovka & Zhang Opp
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2018-03-23 WSD R2 CanTor Beaver Budo A Prop
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2018-03-23 WSD R1 WSDDen Jeanniot & Jespersen & Jensdatter AmeHer Matei & Fonseca & Reyes & Zislin & Bluth Opp
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPF Triple Ridge WW Charles W Flanagan MS Con Con 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPF R4 Vista Ridge AF Nightingale Bamford FR Pro
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPF R4 Newsome GM Regis MO Con
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPF R2 Nightingale Bamford RS Fenwick BH Pro
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPF R2 Myers Park ZI St. John's LT Pro
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2018-02-09 VPF Octos Ridge WW Unionville PW Con Con 3-0
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2018-02-09 VPF Double Millburn ZC Delbarton SP Pro Pro 2-1
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2018-02-09 VPF Runoff DuPont Manual HB Summit CS Con Con 2-1
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2018-02-09 VPF R6 Oakwood EP Poly Prep Country Day DL Pro
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2018-02-09 VPF R6 West Orange WJ Regis MW Con
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2018-02-09 VPF R3 Newburgh Free EK Hill KW Con
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2018-02-09 VPF R3 Phillipsburg GM Timber Creek WK Con
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2018-02-09 VPF R2 Timber Creek CS Riverdale Country KD Con
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2018-02-09 VPF R2 Timber Creek FH Berkeley Carroll FM Pro
Glenbrooks Round Robin HS 2017-11-21 PF RR R5 Johnst BS JamMad MS Pro
Glenbrooks Round Robin HS 2017-11-21 PF RR R2 TheRoo GK EvaTwp KW Con
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF Octas Millburn CZ Lake Mary Prep HM Pro Pro 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R6 Eagan CU Belvidere North GH Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R6 Denver East AB Madison West JW Con
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R4 Plano West Senior RZ BASIS Silicon Valley CC Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R4 Poly Prep Country Day SS Munster MI Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R2 Fairmont Prep BA Johnston LL Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R2 Chesterton BW Dougherty Valley KS Con
Yale Invitational HS 2017-09-15 PF Finals Newton South GS Millburn CZ Con Con 5-0