Raelynn Hanson Paradigm

Last changed 7/8 6:47P CDT

Debated for 4 years at Moore High School, and going into my third year of college debate at the University of Oklahoma.

Do whatever. It's come to this point where my paradigm is too many words and has no bearing on how I evaluate rounds. I'll give you a detailed 'roadmap' if you prefer.

My pronouns are they/them.

The following things below were written in March at 3 AM. This'll probably be confusing for you as it is for me, so defer to the words I said above.

***UPDATE*** (JULY 8 2019) Plan = Lose.


Speed: I'm cool with it... given that clarity is always better than speed. This being said, you should emphasize certain words in your taglines and analytics to not only give you ethos, but establish certain things I should look for in your arguments. This being said, I would much rather you slow down on your taglines and distinguish them from your cards. Train effect for bonus speaks.

Kritiks: I've spent most of my debate career reading these arguments in a one-off style. Specificity is key especially to Affirmatives. Quote-pulling would be my favorite, as long as they are contextualized in your speeches before the 2NR. I've read a lot of literature whether it be cards, articles, or books, but that doesn't mean I know all of the nuances even in my best studies. I think the best strategy regardless is to win the framework debate on either team.

K AFFs: Do it. You certainly should have justifications for your method, such as reasons they're good or whether your scholarship is key for debate, the round, or even external forces. Topic ties would be better, especially to hedge back against framework teams. That being said, use case as offense.

Framework: Framework is the best example that contests two models of debate. Each team should have reasons or net-benefits as to why these models are better. What makes framework even more convincing as a strategy is to also have a Topical Version of the Affirmative (please give a plan text)... bonus if there's a solvency advocate. Otherwise win reasons as to why your model creates the best way to adjudicate fairness and/or education or why institutions like the USFG are good.

Dis-Advantages:
I think generally as a negative strategy you should have a specific and/or contextual link strategy to the affirmative. That being said, general links will probably not suffice, unless the link goes conceded. Disads are most certainly the best offensive policy strategy to outweigh the advantages of the affirmative so please do the dying art: impact calculus.

Counterplans: Counterplans are pretty cool. You should always have a net-benefit (internal and/or external) so it gives me an offensive reason that I should vote Negative. Otherwise, it gives me more of a chance to vote Affirmative either on the permutation or solvency alone. I would much rather prefer functional competitiveness on a counterplan only because I have to evaluate policy options.

Topicality: I believe the same thing goes for topicality debates: why is your interpretation a better model of debate? How does(n't) it explode or over-limit? Do I default to competing interpretations or reasonability? This is definitely a debate more about tech than truth.

Tech > truth in most instances.

I will NOT ever vote for racism/sexism/transmisogyny/ableism/etc. You'll either lose the debate round or all of your speaks... or most likely both.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Lions Classic Moore HS 2/15/2019 CH CX R2 Crossings Christian RY Harding Charter Prep HS Aff
Lions Classic Moore HS 2/15/2019 CH CX R1 Harding Charter Prep OP Crossings Christian NB Neg
Debating the Discord Part 1 12/28/2018 CX R2 Champs independent JM RKS BD Neg
Debating the Discord Part 1 12/28/2018 CX R1 RKS BD Daveed Aff
2018 Westmoore Jag Invite 11/2/2018 6A CX R1 Crossings Christian HR Edmond North CC Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/7/2018 CX R4 Airline BM Crossings Christian SH Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/7/2018 CX R3 Dulles YP Lovejoy SM Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/7/2018 CX R2 Crossings Christian HK Prosper RW Aff
UTNIF Showdown 2 8/4/2018 CX Dubs Homotopia! KL Childish Campino RW Aff
UTNIF Showdown 2 8/4/2018 CX R6 ICE ICE baby SS ICE ICE baby WW Aff
UTNIF Showdown 2 8/4/2018 CX R5 SUUUUUURE FZ ALASKA THUNDERFK5000 AF Neg
UTNIF Showdown 2 8/4/2018 CX R2 SUUUUUURE BD ALASKA THUNDERFK5000 BM Aff
UTNIF LD Showdown 7/25/2018 PRLD R4 Novice Dallas Le Novice Rija Naqvi Neg
UTNIF LD Showdown 7/25/2018 PRLD R4 Adv2.0 Sneha Mokkala Adv2.0 Emine Ciftci Aff
UTNIF Showdown 1 7/11/2018 SopRR R4 Sophs BA KbK MT Neg
UTNIF Showdown 1 7/11/2018 CX R1 Sophs FM KbK BL Aff
Lions Classic Invitational 2/16/2018 CX R4 Norman North RG Newton CF Aff
Lions Classic Invitational 2/16/2018 CX R2 Newton HK Crossings Christian CH Neg
Monty Python Invitational 2/2/2018 CCX R4 Casady CW Guymon HL Aff
Monty Python Invitational 2/2/2018 CCX R2 Edmond North CL Casady BM Aff
West Oklahoma District Tournament 11/18/2017 CX Finals 1011 1002 Aff Aff on a 3-0
West Oklahoma District Tournament 11/18/2017 CX R5 1007 1015 Neg Neg on a 3-0
West Oklahoma District Tournament 11/18/2017 CX R4 1006 1001 Aff Aff on a 3-0
West Oklahoma District Tournament 11/18/2017 LD R4 2008 2011 Aff Aff on a 3-0
West Oklahoma District Tournament 11/18/2017 CX R2 1003 1020 Aff
West Oklahoma District Tournament 11/18/2017 CX R1 1005 1011 Neg
Westmoore Jag Invitational 11/10/2017 5A LD R3 Ardmore KM Ardmore MG Neg
Westmoore Jag Invitational 11/10/2017 5A LD R3 Ardmore AZ Classen School Of Advanced Studies BB Aff
The Iditarod at Edmond North 9/29/2017 Q CX R2 Crossings Christian DI Norman North RGK Neg
The Iditarod at Edmond North 9/29/2017 Q CX R1 Crossings Christian DS Classen WC Aff
UTNIF Lincoln Douglas Tournament 7/29/2017 LD R4 Hydra PTT BE Hydra PTT RK Aff
UTNIF Lincoln Douglas Tournament 7/29/2017 LD R4 Hydra PTT PI Novice Lab 2017 AJ Neg
UTNIF Lincoln Douglas Tournament 7/29/2017 LD R3 Hydra PTT CR Hydra PTT GZ Aff
UTNIF Lincoln Douglas Tournament 7/29/2017 LD R3 Kantsequentialists MA Hydra PTT AK Neg
UTNIF Lincoln Douglas Tournament 7/29/2017 LD R2 Kantsequentialists FS Tide Pod KZ Aff
UTNIF Lincoln Douglas Tournament 7/29/2017 LD R2 Hydra PTT TJ Kantsequentialists EH Aff
UTNIF Lincoln Douglas Tournament 7/29/2017 LD R1 Hydra PTT AL Kantsequentialists JM Neg
UTNIF Lincoln Douglas Tournament 7/29/2017 LD R1 Tide Pod KP Hydra PTT JL Neg