Maya Xia Paradigm

Last changed 11/23 8:30A EDT

Maya Xia
Preferred pronouns: She/her
Debated at Katy Taylor and TAMS. TOC qualled my senior year.
Currently a sophomore at Vanderbilt and assistant coach in LD at Harker. Worked at VBI summer 2018 all sessions.
Email chain: mayaxia2018@gmail.com (Please add me to the email chain!!)

Please stop mistaking me for your opponent :'(


Tl;dr: I like LARP style debates. Your speech should write the ballot for me- I want to be able to pick out a sentence or two word for word that I can write on my ballot to justify why I’m voting for you.

I’m only judging at a few tournaments this year. That means please go at 75-80% speed of what you normally go at so I can follow along effectively. If I didn’t hear it because you’re too fast or unclear, then I won’t flow it.

My personal preference for arguments goes as follows:

1. LARP

2. Theory

3. K’s

4. Philosophy

5. Tricks

LARP:

I like good LARP debates with in-depth topic research and strong evidence comparison. Good debaters should be able to properly collapse and explain the scenario in both the big picture and the line-by-line fashion. Super specific plans probably need to be topical and have solvency advocates, so if you don’t meet both qualifications, I can be pretty persuaded by theory. Conditionality is probably bad in LD, but I can be persuaded either way.

Kritiks:

I’m not as familiar with most K literature, so if you’re reading a kritik, please don’t just use buzzwords to explain your argument. You should be able to coherently explain the thesis of the kritik using the vocabulary of a kindergartner so that I can effectively understand and evaluate the round. Your 2NR should not be 100% prescripted because in those cases, debaters tend to lose anyways. I also need a clear articulation of the alternative does- if I don't know exactly what happens and what happens after the alt, then I can't vote on it.

Theory/Tricks:

I default competing interpretations, no RVIs, and drop the debater, but you need to justify them. Please don’t blaze through the shell. Slow down for the interp and pause between standards. Have interps/counter-interps pre-written and sent before the speech starts. Weighing standards is super important. I like smart theory debates where the interp solves for most abuse in the shell and has clear offense. 1AR theory is smart, and you should go for it if there’s clear abuse. Please do top level theory weighing (1ar theory first, topicality outweighs, fairness first, which shell comes first, etc.).

I’ve never read or debated tricks, so you’ll probably confuse me a lot if you go for tricks.

Philosophy:

I didn’t debate much philosophy/framework, so if you’re reading a phil AC/NC, please, again, explain it to me as you would explain it to a kindergartner. I default to comparative worlds, so if you’re truth-testing, please justify it, although I’m more convinced that comparative worlds is the better model of debate.

Non-T Affs:

I was essentially 100% topical my entire debate career, so I tend to lean against non-T affs and believe that T-Framework is true. If you can beat T or whatever arguments they read, I’m fine with non-T affs. If you’re reading T, don’t drop thesis level arguments in the aff that can take out T because I’m not going to grant you leeway for answering these args in the 2NR.

Other Stuff:

PLEASE EXTEND ARGUMENTS. I have a lower threshold for extensions in the 1AR, but they still need to be there. I won’t vote on any morally repugnant arguments. Flex prep is fine with me. I think disclosure is EXTREMELY important. I was the only debater from my school and I always disclosed, so I probably won’t be convinced if you go for disclosure bad.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VLD Triple Archbishop Mitty AS All Saints Episcopal GL Neg Neg on a 3-0
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VLD Triple Santa Monica RE Lynbrook AJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VLD R5 Sage MP Hopkins SS Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VLD R5 Loyola JN Silver Creek KZ Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VLD R4 Village AR Milpitas DY Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VLD R4 William G. Enloe TG Archbishop Mitty JP Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VLD R3 Lynbrook KA William G. Enloe KH Neg
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VLD R3 Dougherty Valley AM Immaculate Heart FP Neg
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VLD R2 Harvard-Westlake OF Immaculate Heart SO Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VLD R2 Loyola LH Harvard-Westlake GZ Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake AG BASIS San Antonio Shavano PK Neg
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VLD R1 Amador Valley EL Strake Jesuit JG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD Qtrs Charlotte Catholic DE Crescenta Valley AT Aff Aff on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD Sextos Southlake Carroll TR Scarsdale CC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R7 Immaculate Heart JL Scarsdale VG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R6 Anderson BC Strake Jesuit JGe Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R6 Harvard-Westlake AM Houston Memorial SC Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R5 Scarsdale CC Greenhill VG Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R5 Houston Memorial DX Loyola LH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R3 Harrison RA Dulles AS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake SM Iowa City West MG Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R1 Strake Jesuit AM Apple Valley MA Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R1 Houston Memorial AQ Harvard-Westlake CC Aff
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 LD Octa Harvard-Westlake SK Strake Jesuit DH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 LD Double Harvard-Westlake MP Strake Jesuit BE Aff Aff on a 2-1
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 LD Double Strake Jesuit WH Greenhill KD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 LD R6 Greenhill KD Strake Jesuit JX Aff
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 LD R6 Harvard-Westlake GZ Strake Jesuit AMe Neg
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 LD R4 Harvard-Westlake AM Village AF Aff
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 LD R3 Strake Jesuit VC Northland Christian LB Aff
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 LD R2 Strake Jesuit WH Harvard-Westlake NR Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD Double Loyola AO Harvard-Westlake AM Neg Neg on a 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD Triple Brentwood HG West Linn DT Neg Neg on a 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD Triple Canyon Crest Independent JS Harvard-Westlake WB Neg Neg on a 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R5 Mountain View VP Mission San Jose AB Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R4 Monta Vista VA Sage Independent AA Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R4 Notre Dame AB San Marino JC Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R3 Dougherty Valley VB Analy AP Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R2 Dougherty Valley AS Saratoga AB Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD Quarte Greenhill AM Brentwood RY Aff Aff on a 2-1
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R6 Loyola AO William G. Enloe TG Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R5 Cherokee JP Marlborough IW Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R5 Meadows KS Rancho Bernardo JJ Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R4 Greenhill AZ Immaculate Heart MC Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R2 Harvard-Westlake JZ Brentwood SH Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R1 Los Osos RN Hamilton NK Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD Sextos Loyola JC Greenhill AM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 Harvard-Westlake VC Needham ZL Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 St. Andrew's Episcopal IB Harvard-Westlake SP Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 Scarsdale WC Lakeville South NB Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Apple Valley BS Archbishop Mitty JP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 North Allegheny Sr AD New Trier EM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Cypress Bay PS Apple Valley SA Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Rowland Hall RA Bronx HS Of Science AW Aff