Kenan Anderson Paradigm

Last changed 1/27 9:38A CDT

NOTE FOR VILLIGER: I did a lot of traditional debate at MN States and NSDA so I'm totally down for that. I think traditional debate can be just as interesting, but talking slow and being more formal isn't an excuse for shoddy logic or bad evidence. The flip side is if you're running circuit stuff here make sure you're willing to explain it to kids who aren't as experienced.

LOGISTICS: start an email chain plz. kenan.s.anderson@gmail.com also if you're one of those hip new kids who read DAs on case DON'T it's confusing and bad for both of us. Anything with a link chain should be an off case

Short Version: Go like 60% speed, I flow on paper and do not backflow or look at speech docs unless their is an evidence challenge. I won't vote on arguments I don't understand or don't catch if you're going too fast. so high theory or complex ID politics K's are risky and if you read them EXPLAIN it basic terms. LARP was mostly my thing. Not a fan of petty theory. I think Non-T affs tend to need better explanations for why they should win. I don't know a lot about phil.

Long Version: I debated for 4 years at Apple Valley highschool in Minnesota. I debated on the circuit my last three years and qualified to TOC my senior year. I'm now a student at NYU.

CX: CX is important, but I think I have a lower tolerance for shady, dodgy, or annoying CX habits. 9/10 debaters know what their opponent is trying to ask and just dodge the question. That doesn't impress me as a judge and will earn you low speaks. Don't hide in CX answer questions.

Speed: I debated on the circuit but I was HORRIBLE at flowing speed in part because debaters are super unclear. You seriously should slow down a noticeable amount if I'm your judge because unlike when I was a competitior I won't flow off your speech doc. And I won't go back to look at it if I don't understand the K or whatever. If I don't understand it when you read it, I'm not going to let your cards win the round for you after the 2AR.

Kritiks: I read a fair amount of soft left kritiks my senior year. I never read, but got fairly familiar with kritiks such as Wilderson, black nihilism, ableism, anthro. I've never heard a habeas viscus kritik I understood (not saying it can't be done, it just hasn't yet). Open and have a base level knowledge of model minority but definitely will need a little more heavy explanation on it. Same goes for high theory kritiks. EXPLAIN THE LINKS AND THE ALT.

phil: was never really my thing beyond reading util and answering Kant, so you'll need to explain more (side note: did run a testimony aff at camp once that i thought was really good)

Theory/T: I almost never read this my senior year. While I think there are times for theory, A) prove real abuse B) be slower/clearer than other ares C) weigh. I'm going to quote Chetan Hertzig's paradigm here because I think he sums up my views well "I will vote on theory that is actually justified (as in, you couldn't have answered the position without it, or there was something about the opponent's strategy that made it impossible for you to win without theory). Is that subjective? You bet. Is there a brightline? Probably not. Don't like this view? Don't pref me."

Truth testing: never liked it or understood it????

Non-Topical Affs: I prefer critical discussion of the topic. I wrote one of these but never read it in high school. I faced these a lot my senior year, and never read T or FWK. That being said I think a lot of non-topical affs don't provide a clear enough argument as for why to vote for them. I think there are also lots of good arguments for why non-topical affs aren't good. BUT PLEASE IF YOU READ T ACTUALLY MAKE ARGUMENTS INTERACTING WITH THE AFF AND SPECIFICALLY THE ROB. Overall I think these debates are often really hard to resolve so please spend extra time articulating why you should get the ballot even if you don't defend the resolution. (Side note: I've seen an increasing trend of affs that try to find the slimmest link to the topic, while obviously not really being topical, I don't understand this or see the advantage) In short, simply reading arguments in the AC that are true, doesn't win you the ballot, you need to explain what voting for the affirmative does.

LARP: Yes. Do it. My favorite. Things to know, I probably know more about politics than you, and am an econ major. I think good counterplans and PICs are the way to win basically every round. (I read PICs all the time)

Disclosure: True arg, disclose, and be reasonable about it. Winning that you shouldn't have to disclose will usually be an uphill battle with me.

Tricks: don't. ever. please.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R5 Kevin Wang Tajaih Robinson Aff
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R4 Sonali Nicola Kevin Wang Aff
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R3 Evan Li Scott Klein Neg
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R1 Scott Klein Riya Ganpati Neg Neg on a 2-0
NYSFL State Championship 4/6/2019 VLD Quarte Harrison RA Chaminade SL Aff Aff on a 3-0
NYSFL State Championship 4/6/2019 ILD R6 Half Hollow Hills HS East NL Syosset AC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2019 2/28/2019 VLD Finals Lexington JC Harrison SN Neg Neg on a 3-0
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2019 2/28/2019 VLD R2 Byram Hills TD Lexington SM Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2019 2/28/2019 VLD R2 Lexington RE Harrison SN Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2019 2/28/2019 VLD R1 Poly Prep Country Day DB Lexington JC Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2019 2/28/2019 VLD R1 Lexington YZ Harrison AK Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 JVLD Quarte Kellenberg Memorial VT Chaminade MB Neg Neg on a 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 JVLD Octafi Asheville HC Charlotte Catholic CM Neg Neg on a 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 JVLD Octafi Chaminade MB St Petersburg CL Neg Aff on a 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Double Success Academy Manhattan TR Strake Jesuit College Prep AMe Aff Aff on a 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Triple Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Success Academy Manhattan CE Neg Neg on a 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R6 William G. Enloe KH Stuyvesant SP Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R6 George Ranch MS Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Ridge KT Brophy CT Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Roslyn DG Ft Lauderdale PC Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R4 Strake Jesuit College Prep JH Desert Vista JM Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R4 Phillips Academy Andover JJ New Trier PT Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R3 Walt Whitman DH Strake Jesuit College Prep DH Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Edgemont RG Ridge TN Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Strake Jesuit JP Walt Whitman CBr Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R1 Lexington JG Harrison JW Aff
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD Quarte Harrison AK Hunter MN Neg Neg on a 3-0
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD Octos Scarsdale SB Harrison AK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD Dubs Bergen County Academies EL Scarsdale WC Neg Neg on a 2-1
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R6 Oakton WG Thomas Jefferson HSST AD Aff
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R5 Hunter SK Newtown JK Neg
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R4 Scarsdale BM SandHoke Early JG Neg
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R4 Scarsdale SH Bergen County Academies EL Neg
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R3 Harrison MW Scarsdale FH Neg
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R3 Thomas Jefferson HSST RK Harrison MR Neg
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R2 Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus NP Harrison EV Neg
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R2 Roslyn DG Bergen County Academies MS Neg
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R1 Harrison AZ Success Academy Manhattan CE Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD Octs Hunter MN Harrison MR Aff Neg on a 2-1
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD Dubs Harrison MR Byram Hills LG Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD Run-of Unionville KL Byram Hills LG Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD Run-of Roslyn YB Hunter SK Aff Neg on a 2-1
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R6 Thomas Jefferson HSST AD Roslyn YB Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R6 Ft Lauderdale ST Ridge AL Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R5 Lexington EL Harrison AZ Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R5 Ft Lauderdale PC Acton-Boxborough MP Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R3 Lexington DY Harrison GC Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R3 Roslyn AG Cypress Woods AZ Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R2 Bergen County Academies MS Harrison EV Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R2 Hunter MN Syosset SM Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R1 Harrison MR Scarsdale SB Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R1 Niskayuna SR Harrison EL Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD Semis Woodrow Wilson ES Cary WA Neg Aff on a 2-1
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R5 Cary CZ La Salle TD Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R4 Dallastown NK Danville Area EH Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R3 Collegiate PJ Holy Ghost Prep AH Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R2 Dallastown RPa Ridge TN Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R1 Unionville KL Cary VS Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R1 Unionville MA Cary WA Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD Octos Greenhill BZ West Des Moines Valley AJ Aff Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD Double Lexington EL Loyola JC Neg Neg on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD Triple Santa Monica RE Strake Jesuit JP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R6 Loyola AO William G. Enloe TG Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R5 Loyola JC Santa Monica RE Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R4 Newark Science SB Strake Jesuit AM Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R3 Strake Jesuit College Prep JG Quarry Lane ZD Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R2 Scarsdale WM Millard North BL Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R1 Edina SO Los Osos Independent RN Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Trips Loyola JC Scarsdale WM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Trips North Allegheny Sr ED Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R6 Lexington CL Byram Hills TD Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R6 Scarsdale BY Harrison JW Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R5 Thomas Jefferson HSST VBa Needham ZL Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R5 Hill JM Bergen County Academies RY Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R4 Syosset RM Walt Whitman HW Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R4 Byram Hills LP Westford DT Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R3 Lexington DY Hunter MN Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R2 Thomas Jefferson HSST YC Newtown SM Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R2 Walt Whitman JM Needham WC Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R1 Scarsdale WM Niskayuna SR Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R1 Oakwood School - North Hollywood MC Half Hollow Hills HS East SR Aff
Byram Hills Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R5 Newark Science EA Scarsdale VG Aff
Byram Hills Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R5 Harrison AK Newark Science SB Neg
Byram Hills Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R3 Bergen County Academies MS Harrison EV Aff
Byram Hills Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R2 Harrison AZ Scarsdale CC Aff
Byram Hills Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R1 Scarsdale ZS Harrison SN Neg
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 NLD QUARTE Chanhassen LS Hopkins ET Neg Aff on a 2-1
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 NLD DOUBLE Lakeville North CM Coon Rapids SHi Neg Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 JVLD R3 Northland Christian AB Chanhassen GL Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 JVLD R2 Lakeville South NB Scarsdale MS Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 JVLD R1 Eden Prairie AK Poly Prep Country Day KF Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 JVLD Octafi Lake Highland Prep MC Scarsdale SB Aff Neg on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 JVLD Round Edina KS Scarsdale SH Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 JVLD Round Harrison JW Lake Highland Prep AM Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 JVLD Round Eagan ML Hopkins JB Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 JVLD Round Lakeville South KR Rosemount MQ Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 JVLD Round Lake Highland Prep MS Harrison CW Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 JVLD Round Eagan AS Scarsdale EL Neg