Maggie Mills Paradigm

Last changed 25 January 2021 3:23 PM EST

I was a PF debater for Chagrin Falls High School in Cleveland, OH, for four years.

Things I like:

- Well-warranted, well-explained arguments. Tech and truth are not mutually exclusive. Logical warranting >>>>> a card dump. Cards/evidence give credence to what you're saying, but your argument should make sense without cards, too.

- Narrative & Contextualization. Explain how your argument fits into the broader picture.

- Weighing! When I say "weigh," I do not mean that you have to read a 7-pronged weighing mechanism with a bunch of buzzwords like 'magnitude' and 'scope'. Just tell me why what you're saying is important.

- Collapsing: 3 minute summary does not mean that you now have time to go for everything. In the words of Bob Dolan, "50% fewer arguments, 100% more analysis."

- Being nice

Things I don't like:

- Crazy speed

- Theory, kritiks, tricks, etc.

- Card dumps

- Blippy argumentation: The less-warranted your argument, the lower the threshold for responding to it. I will not be persuaded by teams who read 50 cards in rebuttal and then collapse on the ONE card that their opponents missed.

If you have any questions at all, or if there is any jargon in the above paradigm that you don't understand, please ask for clarification!!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
ISD Session Two Tournament HS 2021-07-21 PF Finals Rusk Lab HC Rusk Lab KR Pro Pro 7-0
ISD Session Two Tournament HS 2021-07-21 PF Semifi Rusk Lab LB Rusk Lab HC Con Con 2-1
ISD Session Two Tournament HS 2021-07-21 PF Quarte Rusk Lab WK Holland Butt Lab YS Con Pro 2-1
ISD Session Two Tournament HS 2021-07-21 PF Quarte Holland Butt Lab QC Rusk Lab HC Con Con 2-1
ISD Session Two Tournament HS 2021-07-21 PF R4 Rusk Lab LB Holland Butt Lab YS Con
ISD Session Two Tournament HS 2021-07-21 PF R4 Rusk Lab RH Rusk Lab WL Con
ISD Session Two Tournament HS 2021-07-21 PF R2 Rusk Lab MS Holland Butt Lab FM Con
ISD Session Two Tournament HS 2021-07-21 PF R2 Rusk Lab JB Holland Butt Lab HA Con
ISD Session 2 Tabroom Practicum HS 2021-07-20 ISD PF R1 Wu & Levin Goldberger & Park Aff
ISD Session 2 Tabroom Practicum HS 2021-07-20 ISD PF R1 Rustemeyer & Hawk Li & Goyal Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS Runoff El Camino Real Charter DL Hawken LB Con Con 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R7 Dardanelle EF Acton-Boxborough EF Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R4 Spence DS Montgomery Blair GC Con
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-T Triple Montgomery Blair JQ Lynbrook RG Con Con 3-0
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-N R4 Heritage Christian HS American Heritage Boca/Delray PS Pro
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-T R1 Carmel Valley Independent GD Acton-Boxborough LM Pro