Nathaniel Tran Paradigm

Last changed 9/17 1:40P PDT

I want to be in the email chain. My email is ntran3@nd.edu if you have questions.

Debate is a game. No embedded clash. I ran some policy args and mainly K's (Cap). Feel free to ask me questions before the round.

I've debated four years VLD for Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

Read anything. Tech over Truth.

First, I look at framing. If you didn't frame the round, you will make it easier for me to intervene.

Next, I look at the link chain. Your arguments must be valid. If every single premise of your argument is true, it must mean that I must vote for you.

Third, I look at the truth of the premises. Your premises must be shown true; that means it must have a claim and a warrant. Whatever is true is based on what both debaters agree on in-round. Agreements can be drawn from implicit assumptions from arguments, conceded arguments, and cross-examination.

If you have failed to do any of these, you are sure to not surpass a 28.5 in speaks. I operate on a 27-30 30 point scale.

I dislike bad arguments, especially ones that are invalid.

For Framing, here are my defaults if you do not specify. These are not warrants for your arguments:

T>K>Substance

No RVI>RVI

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
College Prep LD Invitational 12/22/2018 OLD Octas BASIS Mesa AC Mountain View VP Neg Neg on a 3-0
College Prep LD Invitational 12/22/2018 OLD Double Harker AR Kamiak NB Neg Neg on a 3-0
College Prep LD Invitational 12/22/2018 OLD Double Dougherty Valley KK Harker KS Aff Aff on a 2-1
College Prep LD Invitational 12/22/2018 OLD R6 Harker KM Mountain House IV Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/22/2018 OLD R6 Los Altos AE Canyon Crest Independent JS Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/22/2018 OLD R5 Harker KS S. Eugene H. S DS Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/22/2018 OLD R4 Mountain View VP S. Eugene H. S WK Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/22/2018 OLD R4 Cupertino HK Harker UP Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/22/2018 OLD R3 BASIS Mesa AC Los Altos PD Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/22/2018 OLD R3 Mountain House CK Eastside AX Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 Rosemount AS Thomas Jefferson HSST PR Aff