Kathryn Moler Paradigm

Last changed 10/11 7:42A PST

I'm a newish judge. ASU in January 2018 was my first tournament. This is my 3rd. I'm a lay judge. Professionally, I'm a physics professor and researcher.

I'll try to flow and do my best to keep up, but I'm not an experienced flower, and if I can’t keep up with you enough to take adequate notes, I won’t be able evaluate your argument in making my decision. Keep the flow clear enough for me to judge on it -- help me out by clearly signposting your top-level arguments and rebuttals.

Tech or truth? I don't favor either extreme. If you drop a top-level argument, I'll give it to your opponents even if their top-level argument seems wrong or even silly. Otherwise I'll do my best to judge who won the point based on the importance of each point as well as the quality of the arguments made about it.

The above wouldn't apply to deeply offensive arguments but I really don't expect to see any of those.

I will base my speaker points on the clarity of your presentation as well as the quality of your arguments, because debates matter most when both sides and their observers can follow.

Any questions, ask me.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Calif. Coast District Tournament 3/15/2019 CX R3 198 383 Aff Aff on a 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 PF R1 Unionville LS Horace Mann HL Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 PF R1 Millburn HH Trinity Prep RH Neg
Nueva Parli Invitational 2/24/2018 JPAR R3 Campolindo ZS Berkeley SW Neg
Nueva Parli Invitational 2/24/2018 JPAR R2 Washington TS Berkeley UZ Aff
Nueva Parli Invitational 2/24/2018 JPAR R1 Irvington GT Bishop O'Dowd DB Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF 3x Oakwood School - North Hollywood LP Altamont CZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF 3x Dougherty Valley BR Fairmont Prep IS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R6 Riverside STEM SG Northridge MW Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R6 Green Valley SS Grand County GG Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R4 BASIS Scottsdale LP Advanced Technologies Acad BG Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R4 Flintridge Prep CP Presentation CJ Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R3 Salpointe Catholic ST College Prep KG Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R3 Canyon Crest HR Hamilton LS Aff