Alexa Kathol Paradigm

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TOC PF Paradigm

Name: Alexa Kathol

School Affiliation: Liberty University

Number of Years Judging Public Forum: 3

Number of Years Competing in Public Forum: 2

Number of Years Judging Other Forensic Activities: 0

Number of Years Competing in Other Forensic Activities: 3

Speed of Delivery: Any is fine as long as you're clear.

Format of Summary Speeches: I like line by line and big picture

Role of the Final Focus: convince me to vote for you

You should extend Arguments into later speeches

For Topicality, Plans, and Kritiks see below

Flowing: I will flow all your speeches matching up answered args

I think Argumentation is important as this is a debate activity but I also appreciate good persuasion. I think both are essential for a winning ballot.

If a team plans to win the debate on an argument, does that argument have to be extended in the rebuttal or summary speeches? YES

If a team is second speaking, do you require that the team cover the opponents’ case as well as answers to its opponents’ rebuttal in the rebuttal speech? In your 1st speech, I understand that you have a prewritten script, but it will gain you extra points to refute some of the main points mentioned in your opponent's first speech. However, I will not penalize you for NOT doing so and you can each refute each other's each side's 2nd speech.

Do you vote for arguments that are first raised in the grand crossfire or final focus? No, if these points have been touched on throughout the round I will evaluate it, but if it's totally out of left field, I won't vote on it since the other side won't get a chance to refute it.

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Email- alkatdb8@gmail.com

Experience

- Debated policy 4 years in HS for BVSW

- Debated policy 1 year for Liberty University

- Debated PFD 2 years in HS

Things I like

Generic

- I want to be included on the email chain. Be clear and slow down (especially on tags). If I can’t catch what you’re saying, it won’t get flowed. If I don’t catch the tag, I try to make up a tag based on the warrants of the card you’re reading. But, if I can’t understand what you’re saying in the card it won’t get flowed either

- Explanation is key, especially throughout rebuttals. I am super unfamiliar with this topic and tend to not vote on things that don’t make sense to me.

- Be organized, especially on the flow. Easier flowing gives you an easier win.

- Tell me why I should vote for you. If you leave doors open, both you and I will end up frustrated.

AFF

- I prefer plan texts, but college debate has made me appreciate non-traditional affs. I wouldn’t consider myself an expert by any means on the lit, but I have a general knowledge. That being said, it’s important to me that things are clearly articulated

NEG

CP

- When I’m aff I hate cheating CP’s, when I’m neg, I love them lol. Feel free to run CPs. Just make sure they’re well explained. And try not to be too abusive. But, if the aff doesn’t call you out on your abuse, then more power to ya

- I tend to lean more aff on stupid process or consult CPs, but I appreciate a good PIC

DA

- Even though in the real world PTX disads make less than no sense, I was (and still am) a huge policy hack. Again, explanation is key. Topic DA’s are also encouraged. Disads, in general, are good. Make sure you have a solid link though. I am persuaded by aff’s no link and link turn args

- Impact calc is awesome! I also love turns case/solves case args too. They’re usually dropped by the aff and make it an easy way to vote neg

K

- I’m most familiar with policy leaning K’s like cap or biopower. But I have (unfortunately) had my runs in’s with just about every K you can imagine. The hardest part to win is the alt. I have never heard a good/meaningful/logical explanation of an alt. I am super persuaded by affs that say vague alts bad. I’ve lost to psychoanalysis and the death K before, so I feel sympathetic towards aff’s answers. That being said though, I usually lean tech over truth, so a dropped argument is a true argument for the most part. You don’t have to be dissuaded from going for a K, just realize I have a high threshold for voting on it.

- On FW, I think that aff should be weighed against the K, so the alt needs to have a clear competitive advantage over the aff.

T

- I love a good T debate. A lot of teams run it as a time suck, which to me is just a wasted sheet of paper. If an aff is blatantly topical, or if it’s the heart of the topic, there needs to be a good explanation and specific examples why the aff is particularly abusive.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS Intl E Taipei American FE Taipei American HT Neg Aff on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS Semifi Lincoln MW Bronx Science KS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG Runoff Hackley BW Lincoln-Sudbury CS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS R7 Newton South SJ Montgomery Blair ZW Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS R6 BASIS Scottsdale SB Richard Montgomery SW Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS R6 ICE HW Millard West BS Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R5 Horace Mann JS Regis DM Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R5 Fairmont Prep KH Cranbrook KL Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R4 Durham OK Valley International LB Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R4 Ravenwood BJ Milpitas SW Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R3 Fairmont Prep BA Valley International GT Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R3 Gunn Sr KB Shrewsbury IW Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS R2 Edina JM Lake Highland Prep SP Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS R2 Mount Si MS Wayland WaWa Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R1 Archbishop Mitty VK Stuyvesant SL Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R1 College Prep HN Walt Whitman FH Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/31/2018 POL R6 JM Lab FS Classic MP SH Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/31/2018 POL R5 Classic KAZ SW Classic BO QD Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/31/2018 POL R4 CPPWW LS Hybrid NW Aff
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/31/2018 POL R3 CPPWW-BO NS FFGSV/MMMR ZL Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/31/2018 POL R2 HJPPV/FFGSV WC Greenhill AE Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/31/2018 POL R1 Classic MP YB GBN DJ Neg
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R5 143 174 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R4 121 184 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R3 198 165 Neg Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R1 117 109 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX BO-Q SA Midtown West LL Montgomery Bell YH Neg Neg on a 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R5 Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies GG SA Harlem North Central LS Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R4 SA Bed-Stuy CP SA Hudson Yards NS Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R2 Montgomery Bell GK SA Midtown West PD Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R1 Montgomery Bell JO SA Midtown West AH Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 Finals Marlborough SarahMae Tuohy Harvard-Westlake Tessa Augsberger Neg Neg on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 Semis Marlborough Olivia Feldman Harvard-Westlake Tessa Augsberger Neg Neg on a 2-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD2 Semis Lake Highland Prep Parnika Agrawal Greenhill Anais Zhang Neg Neg on a 2-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 Octas Harvard-Westlake Sophia Musante Greenhill Aimee Stachowiak Neg Neg on a 2-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD2 Quarte West Des Moines Valley Jalyn Wu Greenhill Anais Zhang Aff Neg on a 2-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD2 R5 St Pius X Catholic Joseph Tarnowski West Des Moines Valley Jalyn Wu Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R4 Northview Jiya Bastawade Marlborough Isabella Whitney Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R4 Harvard-Westlake Jason Morganbesser Marlborough Emma Yanai Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R3 Marlborough SarahMae Tuohy West Des Moines Valley Olivia Brown Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R3 Harvard-Westlake Tessa Augsberger Marlborough Olivia Feldman Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R2 Lake Highland Prep Max Boger Marlborough Heather Thomasian Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD2 R1 West Des Moines Valley Isabella Nadel Lake Highland Prep Mimi Sawhney Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD2 R1 Greenhill Anais Zhang Lake Highland Prep Parnika Agrawal Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R7 Homestead GK New Mission HS/BCLA GD Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R5 St Francis VS Kent Denver RT Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R4 Iowa City West ES Solorio GV Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 2Wk R3 Coleman/Wefald RB Birzer/Oatman LR Neg