Sandeep Singal Paradigm

Last changed 13 August 2016 6:20 AM EDT

I am a parent judge from West Windsor Plainsboro High School South.  Here are some of the most points about my judging philosophy. Don’t spread, if I can’t understand your arguments I can’t vote for you so slow down or take something out of your case. I am a strong believer in speaking well and making logical arguments, if you can explain your position with clarity you will get high speaker points and more than likely win.

Evidence

I will not call for evidence unless you ask me to. All I care about evidence is that you don’t lie or alter the author’s purpose. If the evidence is doctored and your opponents tell me that, you lose.

Flowing

I write down all your arguments during your first speech and see how they play out during the debate. Convince me that your arguments stand at the end of the debate and if I see that they were emphasized at the beginning then you will win.

Cross-fire

This is one aspect of debate that I find really important. I pay attention to every cross because it shows me how strong of a debater you are. Reading from paper is a lot different than on the feet thinking. I don’t want cross to be a shouting battle, but more of an opportunity to show your skills. If you get something good in cross make sure you bring it up in your speeches and I will definitely weigh that heavily.

Jargon

I don't care for it so keep it to a minimum. 

Etiquette

Please debate with respect. I will disclose my decision at the end of the round and provide all debaters with feedback. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Reagan Great Communicator Online Qualifier HS 2018-05-19 GCD R4 Ethan Mirman Matthew Tweden Neg
Reagan Great Communicator Online Qualifier MS 2018-05-19 GCD R2 Matthew Watts Kuang Wang Neg
Reagan Great Communicator Online Qualifier HS 2018-05-19 GCD R1 Ben Targett Maya Arora Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R7 Bentonville BV Unionville RS Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R6 Potomac AA Edgemont KS Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R3 Rowland Hall ZD College Prep BG Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R1 BC Forensic League Association HL Northwest Career And Technical GM Con
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2018-02-02 PF Octos Strath Haven LS Unionville LS Pro Pro 2-1
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2018-02-02 PF Double Livingston RS State BZ Con Con 2-1
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2018-02-02 PF Double Hill CC Ridge LR Con Con 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2018-02-02 PF R5 Downingtown STEM LR Unionville RZ Con
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2018-02-02 PF R5 Unionville PR Bronx Science HN Pro
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2018-02-02 PF R4 Hunter TR JR Masterman BP Pro
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2018-02-02 PF R4 Hill CC Collegiate MJ Pro
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2017-02-03 PF Semis Strath Haven LS Unionville PW Con Con 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2017-02-03 PF R3 Hunter College BL Bronx Science BS Con
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2017-02-03 PF R3 Unionville PW Lexington WW Pro
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2016-10-22 PF Octos Potomac Debate CZ Capitol Debate LP Pro Con 2-1
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2016-10-22 PF R5 Potomac Debate LZ Broussard LL Pro
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2016-10-22 PF R4 Potomac Debate DD Sandoval CD Pro
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2016-10-22 PF R4 Capitol Debate DW Thomas Jefferson HSST BM Con
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2016-10-22 PF R3 Capitol Debate WH Potomac Debate Ya Pro
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2016-10-22 PF R2 Capitol Debate BM Potomac Debate SS Pro
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2016-10-22 PF R2 Potomac Debate YL Success Academy BS Pro
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2016-10-22 PF R1 Potomac Debate CL North Allegheny Sr QY Con
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 6 Monte Vista CP Ridge RG Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 5 Delbarton CL Berkeley Carroll FM Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 4 Poly Prep Country Day SF Horace Mann KM Con
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 4 Regis LM Nueva MS Con
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 3 Hunter MM McDowell LS Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 3 Syosset GL Mulgrave CH Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 1 Newton South UG Holy Ghost Prep EM Con
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 1 Evanston Township BA Success Academy MR Pro
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament HS 2016-05-21 Open Rd 4 PotDeb Ethan Liu CenHS Anubhav Garg Aff
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament HS 2016-05-21 Open Rd 3 GeoMas Katie Smith PotDeb Evans Chen Aff
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament HS 2016-05-21 Open Rd 1 SacHea Callie Freeman TriPac Matthew Glienke Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Triple Summit MW Horace Mann SS Con Pro 2-1
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 6 Byram Hills MU Half Hollow Hills YX Con
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 6 Montville GT Shrewsbury CR Con
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 4 Centennial MG Walt Whitman GK Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 4 Lincoln-Sudbury SP Bridgewater Raritan GK Con
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 2 Hawken MS Science Leadership SD Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 2 Regis LM St. Michael's FP Pro