Dominik Lett Paradigm

Last changed 10/11 11:21A CDT

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tldr: read whatever you want but policy is my forte - feel free to email me if you have questions

put me on the email chain: d3lett@gmail.com

call me dom and use they/them pronouns

wichita state university: 2018-now

coach at maize high school

-o/v-

certain issues can and should supersede tech such as clipping cards or egregious ethics violations - however, most debates i judge don't involve those issues - i default to tech over truth - initially evaluating presented arguments at equal merit is the most consistent, impartial mechanism i've found to provide competitive equity - evidence matters a lot to me - i tend to think specificity and author qualification should act as a filter for claims/warrants

clash is crucial - how you prioritize arguments alters how i connect the dots to determine a decision - provide judge instruction and organization - the more you focus on explicitly characterizing the direction of the debate, the more my rfd will sound like your 2nr/2ar

i reward nuance and depth - more pages covered tends to mean less time developing substance/structure - narrowing the debate allows for greater engagement - impacting out warrants makes comparison for me much easier

insert graph joke here

-fw-

i tend to think resolutional action is good but i can be convinced otherwise - capacity to debate matters to me - it's why clash is possible - limits and grounds are good - they provide the foundation for clash - portable skills/subject formation are important but i'm not sure i understand why it's unique to debate - the interp is your model of debate - defend it - definitions are vital in helping me understand your model's mandates/effects

for the aff: explaining how your counterinterp uniquely generates offense (e.g. explaining why affs under your interp are important) and generates defense (e.g. quantifying affs under your interp) help me conceptualize weighing clash vs your model - i appreciate the "no perms and you get links to your disads" strategy - it seems to resolve a substantive portion of clash offense but becomes less convincing the more generic neg ground is eliminated

for the neg: explaining internal link turns are important - quantifying limits/grounds to demonstrate loss of clash is helpful - procedural fairness/switch side is often a compelling way to frame decision-making but i'm not opposed to the mechanism education style fw if that's your expertise - the tva is a useful defensive resource but requires development and evidence

-t-

many of my preferences for fw apply here

reasonability makes little sense as an argument in and of itself - read it as a limits bad arg (argument diversity, topic development, research innovation, etc) - arguments for interp precision are often pretty compelling

-disad/case-

i like detailed link/impact explanations - focus on evidence comparison will be rewarded

-cp-

i like solvency advocates (someone who proposes a process of achieving an action to fix a problem) - read them - the more specific, the more legitimate and likely to solve

-k-

it's probably safe to assume i lack familiarity with the nuances of your chosen field of critical theory - most of my experience is with structural k's (e.g. marxism/legalism) - postmodernist/associated theories will likely require a more in-depth explanation of terminology - do not read suffering/death good - specific link application (e.g. circumvention/internal link turns) and alt explanation will help guide my decision calculus - the aff should probably get to weigh the plan

-soft left affs-

the cohn card alone will likely never convince me disads should go away - it makes a lot of sense to me to go for critiques of da's/cp's - critical strategies (e.g. technocracy bad) and scenario planning indicts (e.g. tetlock and bernstein) are applicable - keep in mind i have far more experience with the latter

-theory-

actually engaging in their theory block results in better args, lends credibility, and will be rewarded - most theory doesn't justify rejecting the team - whatever your proposed remedy is, providing a justification for it will be appreciated

condo is maybe good - i like the idea of reciprocity but aff variety makes being neg tough - if you're aff, i find substance args more compelling than advocacy stuff - if you're neg, i find strategic flex args more compelling than critical thinking stuff

-other thoughts-

misc - don't worry about visual feedback - i'm always tired - i will clear you however many times i feel necessary - please try to increase volume/clarity in front of me as much as you can - feel free to alert me of any concerns about structural impediments you experience that could implicate how i evaluate the round so i can accommodate accordingly

cross-ex - i think anything goes in cross-ex as long as it's the 'asking team' - reading cards, taking prep, bathroom break, whatever - i think the 'responding team' is generally obligated to answer questions if asked - if you ignore and it's not reasonable, you will lose speaks

inserting arguments - generally fine as long as you explain thoroughly - graphs/diagrams/screenshots are cool - i'm far more skeptical of rehighlighted evidence

new arguments - they're almost always justified in response to new args - i grant more leeway to 2nc shenanigans than the 1nr - i think that 1ar's get the most leeway bc of structural time disadvantages and inevitable block creativity

-voting history-

arms sales topic

total judged: 6

aff win rate: 50%

neg win rate: 50%

immigration topic

total judged: 30

aff win rate: 53%

neg win rate: 47%

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX Octas Notre Dame KS Blue Valley Southwest HP Neg Neg on a 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX Partia Caddo Magnet KL Crossings Christian CS Aff Neg on a 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R6 Derby JW Mill Valley BB Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R5 Caddo Magnet KL Bentonville West DR Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R4 Wichita East WF Notre Dame KS Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R3 Crossings Christian NB Blue Valley Southwest SS Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R2 Washburn Rural CN Caddo Magnet WW Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R1 Washburn Rural DJ Derby CS Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 QFs Wichita East HS Lansing DA Aff Aff on a 3-0
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 OFs Blue Valley Southwest SS Mill Valley BB Aff Aff on a 3-0
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 DOFs Jenks ZK Wichita East HS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R5 Derby CS Mill Valley BS Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R3 Lawrence Free State RM Lansing Sr SS Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R2 Jenks ZK Blue Valley West Jaguars MD Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R1 Wichita East WF Lansing ZW Neg
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R5 117 154 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R4 155 107 Neg Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R3 187 143 Neg Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R2 195 157 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R1 152 174 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R4 11 Carter & Sallman 9 Kurtzweil & Vu Aff Aff on a 3-0
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R3 1 Abbott & Herman 5 Brant & Weakland Neg Neg on a 2-1
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R2 10 Marin & Walentowski 4 Goodnight & McDavitt Neg Neg on a 3-0
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R1 7 Gonzalez & Ajmera 6 Walker & Willis Aff Aff on a 3-0
Maize High School 11/30/2018 VP RD 3 Eisenhower DJ Wichita East WF Aff
Maize High School 11/30/2018 VP RD 2 Garden City SH Andover PB Neg
Panther Debate Tournament 11/9/2018 NOV Finals Derby Phetsomphou & Wentling Wichita East Warren & Gong Neg Neg on a 3-0
Panther Debate Tournament 11/9/2018 JV QF Wichita East Yessin & Nguyen Garden City Mueller & Wright Aff Aff on a 3-0
Panther Debate Tournament 11/9/2018 JV R5 Wichita East Yessin & Nguyen Hutchinson Unruh & Miller Neg
Panther Debate Tournament 11/9/2018 JV R2 Hutchinson Colvin & Owens Goddard Forrest & Jahay Aff
Panther Debate Tournament 11/9/2018 JV R1 Hutchinson Owens & Fleming Garden City Mueller & Wright Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI Double Washburn Rural Grace Kessler & Raina Peter Blue Valley North Max Indiveri & Lakshetha Premanand Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R6 Goddard Tessa Gardner & Lynae Silva Derby Brianna Hassell & Kya Nethercot Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R5 Washburn Rural Grace Kessler & Raina Peter Blue Valley Southwest Chloe Shi & Kassandra Wu Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R4 Blue Valley West Seena Saiedian & Vineet Tallavajhala Blue Valley Southwest Isha Patel & Aatif Syed Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R3 Raymore-Peculiar Brenden Lucas & Jaden Lanza Blue Valley North Kelsie Fisher & Anushka Valsan Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R2 Olathe North Aly Shirley & Reem Atallah Blue Valley Southwest Rory Stanfield & Kristina Wu Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R1 Washburn Rural Petre Dimitriu & Mohit Garg Blue Valley Southwest Ted Shi & Anna Lee Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 NCX R5 Crossings Christian YC Barstow PK Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 NCX R4 Wichita East HS Barstow CT Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 NCX R3 Little Rock Central TR Wichita East NY Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 NCX R2 Union MG Little Rock Central PA Neg
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Andover Central 10/5/2018 Vars R5 Hutchinson Kian Williams & Jacob Unruh Sumner Jaleon Brown & Neymara Freeman Aff
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Andover Central 10/5/2018 Vars R3 Sumner Simone Folsom & Jovonna Joyce Maize Abby Wray & Bailee Yocam Aff
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Andover Central 10/5/2018 Vars R1 Newton Ellen Garrett & Mariah McDonald Sunrise Christian Arianna Garraway & Kaitlyn Lumbert Aff