Mukund Rao Paradigm

Last changed 12/20 4:00P CDT

** PF Paradigm**

I debated and did alright. This should be generally listed in order of what I see as important. Email for speech docs/questions you have later is mukundrao9 at gmail

Short stuff

  1. Tech > truth. Exceptions are obvious. Don’t be a terrible person.

  2. Turns must be frontlined in 2nd rebuttal. Turns must be extended in 1st summary. If defense is frontlined in 2nd rebuttal then it also has to be extended in 1st summary.

  3. Please Weigh. I won’t listen to new weighing in 2nd ff unless there’s no other weighing in the round.

  4. Please signpost. I expect you to go line by line in every speech. If narrative debate is your thing then please tell me where to flow stuff

  5. I am not perfect. sorry if I screw up

Evidence

  • Pull up evidence quickly.

1st summary/final focus

  • 1st summary needs to extend all turns you want me to vote off of.

  • 1st summary needs to extend defense if your opponents frontline it in 2nd rebuttal.

  • 1st summary doesn’t need to weigh.

  • If you’re conceding defense to get out of a turn, it needs to be done in 1st summary.

2nd rebuttal/summary/final focus

  • 2nd rebuttal has to respond to all the turns on your case.

  • If you’re conceding defense to get out of turns, that needs to be done in 2nd rebuttal.

  • No new evidence to frontline in 2nd summary. Read it in rebuttal.

  • Your “turns” in rebuttal have to actually turn their case. Please don’t read independent offense in front of me.

  • 2nd summary needs to extend everything you’re going for.

  • I’ll drop speaks for new args in 2nd ff.

Extensions

  • Extend arguments not authors. If I don’t have well warranted arguments in summary and final focus, I won’t vote for them.

  • My threshold for extensions of conceded arguments is pretty low.

  • Extending author names will make me happy but it’s not necessary.

Disclosure

  • If you disclosed, tell me before the round. I’ll give you +.5 speaker points.

  • I won’t hack for disclosure theory. You still have to win the arg.
  • Don’t run disclosure theory in a round where you know you’ll win anyways.

Theory

  • I have a pretty high threshold on theory. I’ll probably vote for anything but I might not be happy about that and your speaks might reflect it.

  • Your best bet is to ask before the round if I’ll be receptive to a certain shell.

  • If you run theory on novices, I will tank your speaks.

  • Default is no RVI, but I think in pf it’s really easy to win an RVI so don’t be afraid to go for it.

Other Progressive Args

  • I’m a fan, but I don’t really know how to evaluate these args. You’ll probably have to do more work on framing in front of me than you would for some other judges.

Speed

  • I’m a pretty new judge. I can keep up with pf speed, but if you go fast you are taking a risk that I miss something. I will clear you if I can’t understand you and your opponents can do the same.

  • If I don’t understand an argument the first time you read it, I will not vote off of it.

  • Send speech docs if you’re going fast.

  • If you go really fast on paraphrased evidence, I won’t be happy.

Weighing

  • I won’t listen to new weighing in 2nd final focus unless there isn’t any weighing earlier in the round.

Cross

  • Don’t be rude. Talking over your opponent will not impress me. If I think you’re being condescending I will seriously tank your speaks.

Speaks

  • Take speaker points with a grain of salt. Low speaker points does not mean you’re a bad debater. It’s one judge’s opinion about how you performed in one round.

  • My speaks are based off of general strategy. They’re not based off of speaking skills or presentation (except if you’re mean)

Misc.

  • Pointing out an argument doesn’t have a warrant is terminal defense. I’ll be less likely to disregard an unwarranted argument unless you point it out. Don’t take that chance.

  • Explain why non-responsive arguments are non-responsive.
  • If you have any questions before the round, don’t be afraid to ask.

  • If there’s anything I can do to make the round better for you, please tell me.

  • Pause when you switch flows please!!

  • Clarity of impact is not a weighing mechanism.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Capital City Public Forum Round Robin 2/7/2020 PoFo R7 Westwood LR L C Anderson FK Aff Aff on a 2-0
Capital City Public Forum Round Robin 2/7/2020 PoFo R6 Colleyville Heritage WL Coppell CB Neg
Capital City Public Forum Round Robin 2/7/2020 PoFo R5 Westwood PR Westwood LR Neg
Capital City Public Forum Round Robin 2/7/2020 PoFo R4 Westlake YH Westlake LD Neg Neg on a 2-0
Capital City Public Forum Round Robin 2/7/2020 PoFo R3 L C Anderson FK Westwood PR Aff
Capital City Public Forum Round Robin 2/7/2020 PoFo R2 Coppell CB Westwood LR Aff Aff on a 2-0
Capital City Public Forum Round Robin 2/7/2020 PoFo R1 James Bowie GW L C Anderson CB Neg Neg on a 2-0
Plano East TFA 1/11/2020 PF R1 Shepton RP Coram Deo MS Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF Q Dulles LC Coppell CB Aff Aff on a 2-1
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF O Westwood KS Hendrickson YT Aff Aff on a 2-1
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF D Strake Jesuit TH Dulles LC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF D Strake Jesuit WC Kempner BS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF R6 Strake Jesuit KD Westwood KM Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF R6 McNeil SY Grapevine BC Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF R5 Lake Travis MW St Mary's Hall ST Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF R5 Al-Hadi JR Klein JK Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF R4 St John's KM Austin SFA BK Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF R4 Cinco Ranch TR Anderson DD Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF R3 Colleyville Heritage SL Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart DL Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF R2 Hendrickson AM Flower Mound VV Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF R2 Strake Jesuit UH St Mary's Hall WM Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF R1 Albuquerque CC Booker T. Washington WH Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 PF R1 Anderson KF Austin SFA AH Aff
UTNIF PF Camp Tournament 7/6/2019 PFS2 Finals AMO Lab RW AMO Lab DH Neg Aff on a 4-2
UTNIF PF Camp Tournament 7/6/2019 PFS1 Finals AndLab IB AndLab WG Aff Aff on a 7-0
UTNIF PF Camp Tournament 7/6/2019 PFS2 Semifi MasLab PA AMO Lab RW Neg Neg on a 5-0
UTNIF PF Camp Tournament 7/6/2019 PFS2 Quarte AMO Lab SY AMO Lab DH Aff Neg on a 2-1
UTNIF PF Camp Tournament 7/6/2019 PFS1 Semifi AndLab DV AndLab IB Neg Neg on a 3-2
UTNIF PF Camp Tournament 7/6/2019 PFS2 R6 MKLab TK MasLab MK Neg
UTNIF PF Camp Tournament 7/6/2019 PFS1 Quarte NasLab AB AndLab DV Neg Neg on a 3-0
UTNIF PF Camp Tournament 7/6/2019 PFS2 R2 MKLab SP AnLab YJ Aff
UTNIF PF Camp Tournament 7/6/2019 PFS1 R2 UhlLab PC UhlLab XQ Neg
UTNIF PF Camp Tournament 7/6/2019 PFS1 R1 NasLab GD UhlLab RD Aff
Plano West Wolf Classic 10/19/2018 NCX S Jesuit CP MJ Coppell 9th RC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Plano West Wolf Classic 10/19/2018 NCX R4 Jesuit CP BS Greenhill WS Neg