Kristen Borrowman

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 4 March 2022 9:56 AM MDT

I am a parent judge and have no prior personal experience in debate. I have judged at a number of tournaments over the past year and have judged each of the debate events.

The strength and persuasiveness of your arguments are the most important, but specifically I watch for three things: organization, performance and clash.

Organization: I want to be able to track all of your arguments. Make it obvious when you are beginning a new argument or rebutting one of your opponents. Signposting is helpful.

Performance: Act confident, speak clearly, stand up straight and look up from your computer. Do not speak too fast. Use enunciation and inflection in your voice. If you're speaking so fast that I can't follow what you're saying your argument is wasted.

Clash: This is a debate event and I want to see debate! I watch for rebuttals of specific arguments, I also watch how well you handle yourself during crossfire. Do you ask intelligent questions, when answering questions are you able to respond knowledgeably and confidently?

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Trojan War NIETOC HS 2022-01-28 OPF R6 14 CB 20 ME Pro Pro 3-0
Trojan War NIETOC HS 2022-01-28 OPF R4 9 NL 1 NS Pro
Trojan War NIETOC HS 2022-01-28 OLD R3 1 MA 4 MM Aff
Trojan War NIETOC HS 2022-01-28 OPF R1 10 MN 1 RW Con
2022 Thunderville Classic HS 2022-01-14 NCX R5 13 ML 10 SD Neg Neg 3-0
2022 Thunderville Classic HS 2022-01-14 OLD R4 2 JB 6 EG Neg
2022 Thunderville Classic HS 2022-01-14 OPF R3 12 RY 2 SJ Con
2022 Blacksnake NIETOC HS 2022-01-07 NPF R6 AE JC H EV Con Con 3-0