Ashley Kim Paradigm

Last changed 3/23 10:24A EDT

I debated for four years for Timothy Christian School and graduated in 2014.

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What makes me really happy and engaged in rounds: Cases with a strong, unique framework, and that tell a story or paint a picture that appeals to emotion, logic, and intuition. Debaters who extend their frameworks, actively impact arguments back to them, and use their frameworks to exclude their opponents arguments when possible.

What makes me really sad and bored in rounds: Generic util frameworks like "maximizing well-being", "maximizing happiness", "societal well-being", which lead to debaters to try to cover too much in the round and then eventually mutually agree implicitly or explicitly that whoever achieves X wins the round.

**LD**

I value substance and clash (engaging with and actually addressing the warrant of your opponent's argument, weighing, etc.)
I'll evaluate any argument or position as long as it's well-warranted and you give me a working method of evaluation.

Theory is fine as long as you prove that there is actual abuse in the round.

I don't want a line-by-line off-time roadmap. Give me a general roadmap (e.g. "Framework, AC, NC") then signpost (e.g. "Contention 1 subpoint A", "the Neg f/w", "their second contention", etc.) as you debate.

Please confirm with your opponent that you're both okay with flex-prep, evidence sharing, etc. before the round starts.

**Varsity LD**

I have not judged varsity much in the past couple years. It is safe to assume that I have little to no familiarity with circuit arguments. If you run circuit-type arguments, I will do my best to evaluate your position, but it is your burden to be absolutely clear about what is happening in the round. I can evaluate new information, but I don't know all the technicalities associated with circuit arguments.

**All LD**

Please give me a method of evaluation for the round, and link contention level arguments into whichever method you think is winning in the round. Please weigh arguments. I'll flow new arguments and analyses in second rebuttal speeches but I won't vote on them. I generally accept new cross applications, since those involve pre-existing arguments.

I assign speaker points on a 25-30 point scale. Speaker points will reflect how I perceived your ability to make and extend effective arguments, and strategize overall. (25 - completely unprepared, 26 - below average, 27 - average, 28 - good, 29 - very well-done, 30 - excellent; offensive arguments may go below a 25; I don't believe I've ever given lower than a 26 before, and my average is probably around a 28; I try to be a little more lenient with novice speaks, but this doesn't always happen; I also try to assign speaks relatively, based on previous rounds within the tournament)

Good arguments and extensions include a claim, warrant(s), and impact(s). I'll give some leeway to aff extensions, but they must include more than the label ("the value criterion," "Contention 2," "the impact," "[insert card name]"). If an argument is dependent on another argument, you should extend all relevant parts to make your point. If you're the Neg debater and have ample time to do so, I expect a thorough extension of all relevant points. If you're the Aff, please at least extend the claims of the underlying points and explain the important one as needed.

If you are a more experienced debater obviously facing a novice or non-native English speaker, and I detect abuse (spreading, tricks, etc.), this will probably reflect in your speaks.

I won't say you can't spread, but just know that the faster you go and less clear you are, the greater risk you run of me not understanding your arguments. The faster you go, the more I'm just listening for key words and less I'm actually trying to understand what you're saying. If you are going to spread, start slow then speed up. Slow down for tags and card names and anything you really want me to understand/write down. I'll say clear if I don't understand you, and if I say it twice you should consider permanently slowing down.

Recently debaters have started sharing cases via email/USB? This is fine, but don't bother asking me to share your case with me in advance. I'll evaluate the round based on my interpretation of what happened in speeches - if both debaters are clear, my interpretation should be pretty close to what actually happened in the round. I only call for evidence after the round if I feel I need it to make my decision, but this doesn't happen often. If I couldn't understand your evidence/I didn't evaluate it the way you wanted me to, you probably weren't as clear in the round as I needed you to be.

Overall, I'm pretty technical (or I try my best to be at least), but when the round is unclear or very close, I'll probably end up looking for the easiest way to evaluate and judge the round. With that said, if you can appeal to both being technical and giving me an easy way to judge the round, not only will I probably consider your arguments more positively, it will probably also reflect well in your speaks.

Side note: You can ask me to time your speeches/prep for you, but based on experience, I've learned that I am generally a poor time-keeper. I highly prefer debaters to time themselves and each other, and especially keep track of prep-time. If you at least want me to write down your remaining prep time, I will do that for you, just let me know.

**PF**

I've judged PF many times now in the past couple years; I understand PF debate is supposed to appeal to persuading the general public, but like LD, I evaluate the round pretty technically. I also get that there isn't exactly a framework structure in PF, but at least give me some sort of method of evaluation. After all, there must be something that you're trying to achieve. So make that goal explicit, and link back to it throughout the round.

The problem I've had with most PF rounds is that clash/weighing is done poorly, so the round ends up unnecessarily close, making it very difficult for me to make a decision. Please, as best as you can, don't let this happen!

As with LD, I am not a good time keeper, and am even worse with PF. Everyone should keep track of their own time and each other's time.

**ALL**

I will dock speaks for unprofessional dress. I'm fine with casual professional dress and I'm pretty reasonable overall, but you should not come tournaments in sweats and sneakers. If you have special circumstances that prevented you from dressing appropriately and you're worried that I am going to dock your speaks, you can notify me before the round - pass me a note or something if it's a private issue.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
New Jersey District Tournament 2/23/2019 LD R6 Run 125 1202 Aff Aff on a 2-1
New Jersey District Tournament 2/23/2019 LD R5 241 1200 Neg Neg on a 2-1
New Jersey District Tournament 2/23/2019 LD R4 149 1201 Neg
New Jersey District Tournament 2/23/2019 LD R3 147 240 Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R6 Chaminade PV Lexington PS Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Plano East Senior WZ Harrison MR Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Abington Heights CD Harrison GC Neg
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R5 Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus NP Half Hollow Hills HS East MG Aff
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R2 Stuyvesant WJ Harrison AZ Neg
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R1 Harrison AK Hill NL Aff
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 VLD Octas Lexington SG Millburn AW Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 VLD Double Bridgewater Raritan AK Bronx HS Of Science JB Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 VLD R5 Livingston GL Lexington AF Neg
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 VLD R3 Scarsdale ZS Bridgewater Raritan PJ Aff
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 VLD R2 Bronx HS Of Science JB Millburn AG Aff
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 VLD R2 Scarsdale BY Bridgewater Raritan MS Neg
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 VLD R1 Princeton VC Scarsdale AS Neg
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 VLD R1 Bridgewater Raritan AT Scarsdale BM Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD Dubs Scarsdale WM Pennsbury CZ Aff Neg on a 2-1
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD Run-of Chaminade PV Scarsdale WC Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R6 Scarsdale WC Chaminade CW Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R5 Chaminade PV Needham SC Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R5 Montville NG McDowell SK Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R4 Catonsville RR Roslyn AG Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R4 Lexington JM Chaminade SL Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R3 Niskayuna DZ Lexington JC Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R3 Medina Senior HK Newtown JK Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R2 Bronx HS Of Science WF Harrison AZ Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R2 Harrison MW Lexington DY Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R1 Bronx HS Of Science HW West Orange OK Aff
New Jersey District Tournament 2/24/2018 LD R6 2030 2028 Neg Neg on a 2-1
New Jersey District Tournament 2/24/2018 LD R5 2015 2006 Aff
New Jersey District Tournament 2/24/2018 LD R4 2011 2019 Aff
New Jersey District Tournament 2/24/2018 LD R3 2007 2033 Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD R2 Pembroke Pines Charter SG King AN Neg
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 NLD R4 Harrison SN Edgemont JF Aff
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 NLD R4 Princeton LP Edgemont VB Aff
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 NLD R3 Newark Science EA Lexington CL Neg
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 NLD R2 University MS Harrison GC Neg
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 NLD R2 Montville DP Bridgewater-Raritan SL Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 NLD Double Thomas Jefferson HSST VB Millburn AV Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 NLD Double Scarsdale ZS Harrison JR Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 NLD R5 Manchester Essex WK Half Hollow Hills SD Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 NLD R4 Manchester Essex AC Ridge AS Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 NLD R4 Harrison RA Chaminade SM Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 NLD R2 Chaminade MB Syosset AC Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 NLD R2 Scarsdale KL Lexington RB Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF Triple Bromfield KS Princeton SH Aff Aff on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R5 Algonquin XF Bergen County Academies SS Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R5 Kugnus ACTS JC King BD Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R4 Montville BG Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches RS Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R2 Roslyn RW Nightingale Bamford BF Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R2 Winston Churchill GM Newton South AP Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R1 Summit CS Pine View PP Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R1 Cary KS Archbishop McCarthy LR Aff
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPF R4 North Allegheny JM Vestavia Hills PC Aff
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPF R4 Cranbrook Kingswood Upper DD Millburn MW Neg
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPF R2 Potomac Debate YY Byram Hills BV Aff
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPF R2 Horace Mann FS Delbarton BK Neg
Columbia Invitational 1/20/2017 PF R2 Walt Whitman Yo Success Academy CC Neg
Columbia Invitational 1/20/2017 PF R2 Byram Hills HP Edgemont BS Neg
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NLD Octa Edgemont RG Harrison EV Neg Aff on a 2-1
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NLD Octa Stuyvesant RK Newark Science TO Neg Aff on a 2-1
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NLD R4 Edgemont HL Newark Science TOg Aff
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NLD R4 Scarsdale BW Harrison AZ Aff
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NLD R3 Harrison EV Monticello BI Aff
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NLD R3 Montville AS Edgemont ED Aff
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NLD R1 Chaminade SM Edgemont TZ Neg
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NLD R1 Newark Science TO Montville ML Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/2/2016 NLD R1 Princeton AY Lexington JG Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/2/2016 NLD R1 Acton Boxborough CL Bronx HS Of Science PL Aff
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF octa Stuyvesant GR Bronx HS Of Science GK Neg Neg on a 2-1
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF partia Hackley WT Stuyvesant SS Neg Aff on a 2-1
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R6 Regis PW Stuyvesant JP Neg
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R4 Delbarton NG Bronx HS Of Science IQ Neg
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R3 Poly Prep Country Day BB Hunter CT Neg
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R2 Regis LM Poly Prep Country Day LD Aff
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R2 Delbarton SS Bronx HS Of Science BR Aff
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R1 Delbarton TS Bronx HS Of Science BO Neg
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R1 Riverdale Country BD Success Academy BM Aff
Yale Invitational 9/16/2016 JVLD Rd 3 Dallastown Area NK Lake Highland Prep SS Aff
Yale Invitational 9/16/2016 JVLD Rd 3 Collegiate CW Pope John Paul II DT Aff
Yale Invitational 9/16/2016 JVLD Rd 1 Princeton KS College Preparatory School of America NK Aff
Yale Invitational 9/16/2016 JVLD Rd 1 Half Hollow Hills KK Cape Fear MA Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R6 Wylie MS
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R5 Georgetown Preparatory ZW
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R5 St Thomas LS Valor Christian PC Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R4 Wylie RS
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R4 University School Ohio IP St Thomas MJ Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R3 Trinity Prep MP University School Ohio OA Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R3 Champlin Park CM University School Ohio AG Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R2 Bangor CT Nova MH Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R2 Ridge SK Desert Vista RK Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R1 Ridge VK St. Thomas More JB Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R1 Champlin Park BS
The Princeton Classic 12/4/2015 NLD Double Medina SL Bridgewater Raritan AS Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 12/4/2015 NLD Double Thomas Jefferson HSST NK Princeton FP Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 12/4/2015 NLD R6 Harrison CW Half Hollow Hills KR Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/4/2015 NLD R6 Harrison SB Lexington JM Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 JVLD R6 Collegiate CS Bridgewater Raritan JB Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 JVLD R6 Montville AL Oakwood Secondary LB Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 JVLD R4 Lake Highland Prep SS Newtown EJ Aff
Columbia Invitational 1/23/2015 PF R2 Regis Mc Neg
Columbia Invitational 1/23/2015 PF R2 Poly Prep Country Day SS Stuyvesant KU Neg
Columbia Invitational 1/23/2015 PF R1 Newton South SK Spence XH Aff
Columbia Invitational 1/23/2015 PF R1 Poly Prep Country Day PW Newton North DS Neg
The 10th Scarsdale Invitational 2/7/2014 NLD Octa Hunter College GS Harrison MZ Aff Neg on a 2-1
The 10th Scarsdale Invitational 2/7/2014 NLD R4 Bronx Science PN Benjamin N Cardozo KJ Neg
The 10th Scarsdale Invitational 2/7/2014 NLD R3 Regis AQ Benjamin N Cardozo RY Aff
The 10th Scarsdale Invitational 2/7/2014 NLD R1 Lexington KB Bronx Science DL Aff