Jessica Skoglund Paradigm

Last changed 12/4 11:14A CDT

Last Updated: Fall 2018

Debated at Olathe South – didn’t debate in college

Assistant Debate Coach for 8 years, 6 of those at Olathe Northwest

Feel free to e-mail me at jskoglundonw@olatheschools.org with any additional questions!

Overall: I default policymaker and typically prefer debates in that style. Impact work is the way to win my ballot. In general, I believe that the affirmative should provide a resolution-based advocacy, and the negative should support whatever is advocated in the 2NR. Tech>truth, but obviously there’s a line there somewhere. Racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, etc. are unacceptable.

Speed: I can generally keep up with you as long as you slow down for tags / cites / theory (or other things where you want me to flow every word) and give me time between transition points. I’ll give you one “clear” before I stop flowing. I prefer not to look at speech docs unless I feel there’s no other option.

Topicality: I default to competing interpretations, but I’ll accept reasonability if it’s uncontested. For me, most T debates come down to the standards. Reading your “Limits Good” block against their “Limits Bad” block does nothing for me if you don’t actually engage in the debate happening with specificity.

General Theory: I don’t perceive myself to lean Aff or Neg on most theory arguments. Similarly to T, a good theory debate will include work on the standards that is not just embedded clash. If you feel that a theory arg is a reason to reject the team, I need more work than just literally that on my flow.

Framework: I prefer to flow framework on a separate sheet of paper as I want clear explanations / clash for why your framework is better than the other team’s.

Disadvantages / Impact Turns: I’ll listen to any DA, specific or not, though clearly a more specific link story will increase the probability of your argument. I will also listen to any impact scenario and will vote on terminal impacts. DAs / impact turns are generally strategic arguments to run in front of me as your judge.

Counterplans: If you don’t have a CP+DA combo in the 1NC, you’re probably making a strategic mistake in front of me as your judge. I’ll listen to any CP, but I like Advantage CPs in particular. I also enjoy a good perm debate, especially when Aff teams use creative perms.

Kritiks: I am open to hearing any Ks. That said, I'm not familiar with a ton of the lit base or terms of art, so please walk me through the story. While I’ve voted for them in the past, I think “reject the aff” or “do nothing” alts are not particularly persuasive. For me to vote for a K, you need to clearly articulate the alt and spend some time there.

Questions? Just ask!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R7 T Revare & Winden R Rupp & Marshall Neg Neg on a 5-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R6 T Huntley & Yi R Harris & Bellemere Aff Neg on a 3-2
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R4 R Basore & Huffman C Hartwell & Boutte Neg Aff on a 2-1
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI Qtr 12 Ahmed & Ajmera 3 McCarthy & Wright Neg Neg on a 2-1
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI R5 1 Khan & Underwood 21 Jones & Marion Neg
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI R4 14 Carter & Sallman 7 Winden & Sufi Neg
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI R3 16 Hartwell & Boutte 3 Cathey & Valverde Neg
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI R1 14 Hassell & Schroeder 8 Flory & Stella Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA OFs 13D SM West 21B Hutchinson Aff Aff on a 3-0
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA DOFs 20A Derby 12C Free State Neg Neg on a 2-1
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R6 16D BV Northwest 12A Free State Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R4 8B Olathe West 16A BV Northwest Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R3 1D SM East 14C SM South Aff
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R1 19C BV West 18C Wichita East Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 KDC FNLS Olathe North EM Blue Valley Northwest SB Neg Neg on a 2-1
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV FNLs Derby JL Wichita East NY Neg Aff on a 2-1
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 KDC QFS Lawrence AP Fort Scott NS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 KDC R5 Washburn Rural RS McPherson HM Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 KDC R4 Pittsburg AP Topeka Seaman SF Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 KDC R3 Dodge City (KS) SR Pittsburg HD Neg
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 KDC R1 Wichita East DR Buhler KQ Aff
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R3 F Boutte & Hartwell E Soyski & Tuohey Neg Aff on a 2-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 LD R3 D Scout Molder R William Strickland Aff Aff on a 3-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 PF R1 D Foglesong & Keller M Fairchild & Mehnert Neg Neg on a 2-1
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA OFs 6D 9D Neg Neg on a 3-0
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA DOFs 17D 22C Aff Aff on a 3-0
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA R5 18C 19C Aff
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA R4 20A 21B Neg
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA R2 8D 11C Aff
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA R1 21C 3D Aff
Kansas Debate Classic 1/5/2018 KDC R4 AW Ripp & Shepard AD Arias & Rangel Neg
Kansas Debate Classic 1/5/2018 KDC R3 AK Kimura & Petrovic AN Winker & Rothgeb Aff
Kansas Debate Classic 1/5/2018 KDC R2 AK Liebegott & Vasquez AX Fairchild & Mehnert Neg