collin smith Paradigm

Last changed 6 November 2019 7:11 AM CDT

Collin Smith -- collin.smith8941@gmail.com

Cabot High School ‘18

Baylor ‘22

I mostly did K things in high school and continue to do so in college. My research interests, however, are very broad, and I do not really care what form your arguments take. As a judge, I value specificity, evidence comparison, and in-depth explanation. I generally decide debates by identifying key points of offense and sifting through the evaluative mechanisms set up by either team to discern whose impact matters more, and how I should conceive of solvency.

Affs – do what you want, read a plan or not, talk about the topic or not – I don’t care. Aff’s with plans – don’t assume I know your acronyms (I judged at a camp, but I have not done a lot of topic research), and I do not think your impact or k framing contention helps. Affs without plans – be sure to explain your method early in the debate and use impact/solvency examples or have an explanation of why traditional notions of solvency don't apply.

Framework – I will vote for it, I will vote against it. I think neg teams win these debates when they win clash/debate-ability as an internal link turn to aff and some type of procedural impact, but I see the utility in switch-side or topic education arguments in some contexts. Neg’s also need to win a framework comes first/case doesn’t matter argument. I think the aff is set to win these debates when they win an impact they can solve, an impact turn to the neg’s interp, and apply that disad to the 2nr’s arguments. I do not think a counter-interpretation is necessary, though often it is quite useful.

Kritiks – here for it, do it well.

DA – I think uniqueness is more likely to overwhelm the link than for the link to determine the direction of the uniqueness.

Theory - It is hard for me to vote on condo bad without explicit examples of in-round abuse, but I can definitely be persuaded as to why other theory arguments are reasons for me to reject an argument or give the other team some type of flexibility.

Tech v Truth – If an argument is conceded, it is probably true but needs to be explained again in your next speech. I think the best 2NRs and 2ARs tell the judge what the most important aspect of the debate is and why, then win that issue. These framing questions tend to implicate how I evaluate technical concessions, or at lease to what extent I should care about them with regards to broader framing questions.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 CX Sem Westside SK Coppell KC Neg Neg 4-1
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 CX Oct Liberal Arts and Science BR Westside RY Neg Aff 2-1
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 CX R6 Westwood NS Round Rock KK Neg
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 CX R3 Liberal Arts and Science MR Reagan AG Neg
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 CX R2 Liberal Arts and Science GP Reagan MW Aff
TFA State HS 2021-03-10 CX R1 Liberal Arts and Science KM Elkins MS Aff
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 Pol Octos Barsto BM Shark JB Aff Aff 3-0
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 Pol R5 Midway PZ WinChu SB Aff
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 NCX R4 Jesuit FC SMSOT AP Neg
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 Pol R3 Kickap KM Barsto AP Neg
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 NCX R1 Jesuit MG Kinkai FS Neg
The 46th Winston Churchill Classic TOC and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2021-01-06 CX R5 LouD Ahmed & Jamali Bander Sarazua & Koonce Aff
The 46th Winston Churchill Classic TOC and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2021-01-06 CX R4 BSAS Mallikarjun & Xiang LAAS Gu & Poe Neg
The 46th Winston Churchill Classic TOC and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2021-01-06 CX R3 CadMil Baxter & Press LAAS Barrett & Ruttala Neg
The 46th Winston Churchill Classic TOC and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2021-01-06 CX R1 EdcEls Alaniz & Rivera LAAS Kwan & Miller Neg
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CCX R6 Casady Burger & Fryer Coppell Patel & Yan Neg
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CCX R5 Liberal Arts and Science Williams & Barrett Reagan Kapur & Rios Aff
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CCX R4 Reagan Lurtz & Schroeder Winston Churchill King & O'Rorke Aff
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CCX R1 Reagan Le & Vazir Wylie Zahid & Ameneshoa Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX Quarte Westwood SB Westminster MP Aff Aff 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX Octos Westwood SB Hebron HL Aff Aff 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX Double Hebron DR Westminster MP Neg Neg 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R6 Winston Churchill VA Coppell DR Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R5 Liberal Arts and Science BC Woodward GW Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R4 J.W. Nixon AR Liberal Arts and Science MS Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R3 Heights PW Hebron DR Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R2 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart FB Heritage Hall SR Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 CCX R1 Hebron DS Ronald Reagan AB Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R9 X103 X137 Aff Aff 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R7 X163 X243 Aff Aff 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R6 X133 X165 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R4 X150 X250 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R3 X185 X157 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R2 X164 X183 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R1 X126 X279 Aff Aff 2-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2018-12-07 NCX Octs LASA MW Langham Creek MS Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2018-12-07 NCX R4 Hebron SP Casady WH Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2018-12-07 NCX R3 Westwood DS Melissa HH Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2018-12-07 NCX R2 Hendrickson OA LC Anderson GB Neg
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2018-10-20 VCX R6 Emporia MR Barstow ML Aff
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2018-10-20 VCX R5 Blue Valley North FV Liberal Arts and Science PS Neg
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2018-10-20 VCX R4 Crossings Christian CD Barstow CL Neg
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2018-10-20 VCX R3 Barstow BE Bentonville MT Neg
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2018-10-20 VCX R2 Fayetteville FM Blue Valley North CM Neg
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2018-10-20 VCX R1 Maize BL Andover Central BL Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2018-03-23 CX1 Quarte Westminster Manghat & Sayers Blue Valley Southwest Wu & Stanfield Aff Aff 5-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2018-03-23 CX2 R5 Riverwood Crenshaw & Devineni Calhoun Garcia & Garcia Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2018-03-23 CX2 R4 Niles West Lohan & Whalen Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Beharry & Deschappeles Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2018-03-23 CX2 R1 Northview Yang & Patil Blue Valley Southwest Shi & Helixon Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2017-12-08 NovCX R2 Little Rock Central KA Caddo Magnet VM Aff