Carolyn Cook Paradigm

Last changed 9/16 3:17P CDT

I certainly have arguments that I enjoy and am more comfortable evaluating than others, but I also find that I much prefer seeing you do what you do best in rounds. I also dislike when debaters are mean. This activity is awesome--I believe that it pushes us and makes us better thinkers and people--and debaters cheapen that opportunity when we choose not to respect one another. Please just be kind humans.

I am most comfortable functioning as a policy maker. If you don't think the aff should get to weigh their 1AC against the criticism, you have to tell me why--same if you think that we should abandon the topic as the aff. Understand that I have less experience evaluating critiques, so unorganized debates that are heavily reliant on jargon that I am unfamiliar with and expect me to evaluate literature that I have little experience with and you do little work on become frustrating.

You should clearly articulate the arguments you want to forward in the debate--I value persuasion as an important part of this activity.

Please be organized--doing so allows me to focus on the quality of argumentation in the round. Debates are so much more fun to watch when you have a strategic approach that you execute with care. Talk about your evidence. Warranted and strategic analysis that demonstrates your understanding of your own arguments and their interactions with your opponent's make debates better.

I default competing interpretations on Topicality and think T debates should include case lists and topical version of the aff. I think that weighing impacts is important. I also just enjoy good case debate. I tend to find consult and and condition CPs to be cheating...but you still have to answer them. You should always answer conditionality.

I really prefer that you are as explicit about HOW you would like for me to evaluate the debate and WHY this approach is best.

Please speak clearly... if you are incomprehensible my flow will not be great and the quality of my evaluation of the round will likely decrease.

I debated in high school in Kansas from 1999-2003. I coached high school debate throughout college but did not debate in college. I was the director of debate at Lansing High School where I coached and taught from 2009-2018. I am now in the second year of directing debate at Shawnee Mission South.

My email is carolyncook@smsd.org and I think it would be awesome for you all to start the email chain before I get to the debate so that we don't have to waste time doing it once I arrive:)

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Derby Panther DCI Invitational 10/23/2020 DCI Quarte Lawrence Perrin Goulter & Thomas Lushington Lawrence Free State Emma Stammeyer & Emma Hefty Aff Aff on a 3-0
Derby Panther DCI Invitational 10/23/2020 Open R2 Blue Valley North Cady Koffman & Luzia Thomas Valley Center Reannah Berry & Taylor Bruckner Aff
Derby Panther DCI Invitational 10/23/2020 DCI R1 Derby Clarissa Chisham & Naomi Island Hayden Marcel Pryor & Sean Mcconnell Neg
Derby Panther DCI Invitational 10/23/2020 Open R1 Lawrence Free State Timothy Huffman & Lily Pickard Maize Hannah Soderstrom & Morgyn Holcomb Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/16/2020 JVCX R3 Coppell CS Crossings Christian CH Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/16/2020 VCX R2 Alpharetta NT Lawrence Free State HB Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/16/2020 VCX R1 Damien AD Washburn Rural DJ Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/18/2020 Var OFs Lawrence SV Blue Valley Northwest MB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/18/2020 Var R4 Lawrence Free State PB Wichita East HL Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/18/2020 Var R3 Shawnee Mission East LS Lawrence Free State BO Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/18/2020 Var R1 Wichita East NY Lawrence Free State HB Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 NCXRR R6 Washburn Rural BW Niles North NG Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 NCXRR R5 Niles North RB New Trier GS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 NCXRR R4 Meadows RS Niles West KS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 NCXRR R3 Berkeley Prep WW Washington GC Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 NCXRR R2 Lane Tech MG Univ Of Chicago Lab CH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 NCXRR R1 Isidore Newman EP Blue Valley North PR Neg
Shawnee Mission East 11/8/2019 DCI DCI Q BVN Mao & Batrash LFS Rupp & Marshall Neg Neg on a 3-0
Shawnee Mission East 11/8/2019 DCI R2 Lawrence Krambeer & Rose LFS Rupp & Marshall Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R2 Blue Valley Southwest Niko Helixon & Maddie Pieropan Eisenhower Leah Werth & Mathew Grossman Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R1 Blue Valley West Heer Mehta & Supta Das Truman Connor Burns & Zoe Lewis Aff
Iowa Caucus Debates 10/25/2019 VCX R6 SF Roosevelt HK Blue Valley Northwest RA Neg
Iowa Caucus Debates 10/25/2019 NCX R3 Washington HL Blue Valley West Jaguars MF Neg
Iowa Caucus Debates 10/25/2019 NCX R2 Blue Valley West Jaguars PB Iowa City West WS Aff
Salina South Cougar Classic 10/18/2019 DCI R4 Shawnee Mission West CW Topeka PC Aff
Salina South Cougar Classic 10/18/2019 DCI R3 Manhattan JK Wichita East WG Neg
Salina South Cougar Classic 10/18/2019 DCI R1 Shawnee Mission West ZW Manhattan KP Aff
Blue Valley West Invitational 10/11/2019 DCI R4 Blue Valley Northwest Dunthuluri & Mihal Washburn Rural Pandya & Willingham Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R6 Mill Valley BS Blue Valley North TU Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R5 Blue Valley Northwest RX Shawnee Mission West MW Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R4 Lawrence RK Blue Valley Southwest SS Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R2 Maize NL Lawrence Free State BP Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R1 Shawnee Mission West WZ Lawrence Free State GR Neg
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 DCI R7 Washburn Rural GK Olathe East MS Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 DCI R6 Blue Valley North IC Shawnee Mission West MW Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 DCI R4 Kapaun Mount Carmel RM Washburn Rural DS Neg
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOVOP R3 Washburn Rural DW Derby WZ Aff
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 BQ R7 M Sophia Fairchild M Noah Gruman Neg Neg on a 3-0
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R2 Topeka Seaman BP BV West ST Neg