Swapnil Agrawal Paradigm

Last changed 25 January 2019 12:32 PM EDT

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I've debated CX for four years at Chamblee High School and four years at the University of Georgia. I will try to intervene as little as possible in debate rounds, so be clear and frame the debate. Don't be rude or offensive - I usually give pretty high speaks but this is one way to to hurt them. I have judged ZERO debates on the immigration topic so I likely have not heard your aff/DA/acronym before. I usually read along with the speech doc, so I will handle clarity/clipping issues.

FW - I think that debate is a game in which the affirmative defends hypothetical enactment of a policy and the other side argues that the policy is bad. I enjoy listening to kritikal affs and think they can be valuable, but I also think they engender a worse model of debate that is unfair to the negative. That being said, I will vote based on what happened in the round. I think you're in a much better position on framework if your aff is at least in the direction of the topic and you answer DAs.

Case/DA - I love these throwdowns. I will vote on presumption if there is no risk of the case, just as I am comfortable assigning zero risk of a link. Relevant impact differentials and turns case analysis are persuasive to me, especially in close debates. I also love a good impact turn debate. No one goes for dedev, heg bad, or china war good anymore... :(

Topicality - It's always a voting issue and outweighs theory unless told otherwise. I think this is an underutilized argument in debate - don't let affs get away with murder via small reforms. Providing a good view of the topic under your interpretation and defending that view is very persuasive, but I am also sympathetic to aff arguments about interp predictability. Lack of effective impact work is why I find myself voting aff on reasonability.

Counterplan - I can be persuaded that most counterplans are legitimate, but winning process or international fiat theory will be an uphill battle for the negative. I will not kick the counterplan for you under unless I'm told that's an option. Unlike some judges nowadays, I can be persuaded that conditionality is bad. Please slow down when you're spreading your theory block.

Kritik - I'm comfortable with some of the K literature that is read often in debate, specifically cap and afropess stuff. However, don't assume I know your specific Baudrillard evidence. Contextualized link analysis and turns case args often persuade me to vote negative. The framework debate is also very important for setting metrics for winning the round. I think a lot of negative teams get away with no solvency explanation on the alternative - aff teams need to press them on what the alternative looks like in practice/why that's relveant. Theory arguments against alternatives are underutilized in my opinion.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NHSDLC Online Invitational Tournament 2020-03-21 OPF HSS 576577 502503 Pro Pro 3-0
NHSDLC Online Invitational Tournament HS 2020-03-21 OPF HSQ 502503 512513 Pro Pro 3-0
NHSDLC Online Invitational Tournament 2020-03-21 OPF HSQ 604605 514515 Pro Pro 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 CX R7 Lane Tech CG Whitney Young MO Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 CX R5 Greenhill LW Lexington BS Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 CX R1 Greenhill KR Washburn Rural KP Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates HS 2019-03-01 NCX Finals Montgomery Bell BM Henry W Grady LS Neg Aff 2-1
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates HS 2019-03-01 OCX Quar Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD Montgomery Bell KK Aff Aff 3-0
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates HS 2019-03-01 OCX R6 USN BH Montgomery Bell KK Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates HS 2019-03-01 NCX R5 USN CG Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart LM Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates HS 2019-03-01 OCX R4 Stratford MP Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart MA Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates HS 2019-03-01 NCX R3 Montgomery Bell HC Alpharetta HS GN Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates HS 2019-03-01 OCX R2 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BP Montgomery Bell HP Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates HS 2019-03-01 OCX R1 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD USN KF Aff
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships HS 2019-02-08 JVCX Semis Woodward Praval Kandimalla & Sachi Reddy Chattahoochee Jared Adam & Rohan Manne Neg Neg 3-0
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships HS 2019-02-08 JVCX R5 Henry W Grady Ava Smith & Sechan Tak Woodward Akbar Chranya & Matthew O'Stricker Aff
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships HS 2019-02-08 JVCX R4 Woodward Sonali Dade & Ashna Ghanate Chattahoochee Jared Adam & Rohan Manne Neg
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships HS 2019-02-08 JVCX R3 Riverwood Noel Crenshaw & Ysabella Lopez Westminster Aaron Yu & Connor Li Neg
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR HS 2019-01-23 Pace R7 Montgomery Bell Woodward Neg Neg 2-0
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR HS 2019-01-23 Pace R6 Wayzata Gulliver Prep Neg Neg 2-0
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR HS 2019-01-23 Pace R5 Chattahoochee North Broward Prep Neg Neg 2-0
Crestian Policy Classic HS 2018-02-14 VAR Octas Greenhill EG Westminster DR Aff Aff 3-0
Crestian Policy Classic HS 2018-02-14 VAR R6 Glenbrook North FF Carrollton Scho BG Aff
Crestian Policy Classic HS 2018-02-14 VAR R5 Westminster BP Glenbrook South SV Neg
Crestian Policy Classic HS 2018-02-14 VAR R4 Glenbrook South GS Glenbrook North DJ Aff
Crestian Policy Classic HS 2018-02-14 VAR R3 Westminster FM St. Mark's Scho SW Neg
Crestian Policy Classic HS 2018-02-14 VAR R2 Westminster AB Carrollton Scho CG Neg
Crestian Policy Classic HS 2018-02-14 VAR R1 Niles West LS Greenhill AK Neg
Westminster HS 2017-11-18 OPEN R5 Woodward AG Henry W. Grady WN Neg
Westminster HS 2017-11-18 OPEN R4 Marist TZ Montgomery Bell KK Neg
Westminster HS 2017-11-18 OPEN R3 Westminster DR Chattahoochee AP Neg
Westminster HS 2017-11-18 OPEN R2 Westminster SB Johns Creek SD Neg
Westminster HS 2017-11-18 OPEN R1 Northview JK Chattahoochee AM Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL PFB New Trier BW Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart GB Aff Aff 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL ADW North Broward Preparatory MR Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart GB Neg Neg 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL R6 New Trier ES Hawken YL Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL R5 Westminster HB Little Rock Central JJ Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL R4 Glenbrook South RK Northview JK Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools MS 2017-01-27 PEL R3 Cypress Bay MF Pace AH Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL R2 Paideia HT Westminster DG Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL R1 Niles West CB Westlake ST Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R5 Centennial LP Glenbrook South RS Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R4 Highland Park BD Head Royce PC Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R3 Loyola GT Bishop Guertin KV Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R2 Northview JK Calhoun KS Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R1 Brophy CP SS Glenbrook North JT Neg
Johns Creek Gladiator Debates HS 2015-10-09 CX Round RivInt AD DruHil PH Aff
Johns Creek Gladiator Debates HS 2015-10-09 CX Round Calhou BF USN BR Aff
Johns Creek Gladiator Debates HS 2015-10-09 CX Round Northv MR USN BW Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2015-09-25 JVP R5 Montgomery Bell Lee & Dennis Mount Vernon Presbyterian Moorman & Sharkey Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2015-09-25 VP R4 Alpharetta Kim & Gokare Woodward Essa & Gallups Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2015-09-25 VP R2 Milton Hackman & Hoover Alpharetta Cai & Mittal Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2015-09-25 VP R1 Marist Elledge & Zach Woodward Cheng & Kennedy Neg