Isaac Dorn Paradigm

Last changed 1/22 9:59A CDT

Question: Am I a bad judge?
Answer: Maybe? Probably. I'm either dumb or just slow.

Experience: I debated policy three years for Neenah High School (WI) and have been judging/coaching since 2016. I was an ok (subpar) debater with some nationals experience, but I was double 1s so evaluate that however you want.

Paradigm: Tabs. I'm good with speed. I will vote for anything well run in a debate round. I am pretty good at following K proper flows. I can have a hard time with heavy theory debates. That being said, feel free to run whatever you are comfortable with.

In Round stuff: I really really really would prefer you to time your own speeches/prep/cross. I am very disorganized and absent-minded so I will probably forget to write down the prep usage or start speech times late if at all. Its also just good practice to be mindful of time in a round.

-Anything Else-

Feel free to ask me before a round. Chances are you know more than I do, I generally think I know what I'm talking about but I probably don't. In the words of my partner "Remember that time you thought you invented dispo"

My email is isaacdorn@gmail.com

Email me if you have any questions about your ballot or my paradigm, Im happy to reply!

-More Detail-

-Affirmatives-

Policy affs with a plantext: Go for it.

Plantext affs with K impacts: Go for it

Non Traditional Affs (advocacy, narratives, performance, kritikal, etc.): Go for it, but make sure to clearly extend case. Also I need a clear ROB so that I know what I'm voting for at the end of the round.

-Negatives-

DAs: Go for it.

CPs (Consult, Process, Agent, etc.): Go for it, make sure there is a clear net benefit. I tend to grant affs a bit more leeway when it comes to solvency as long as there isn't a competitive fiat debate. I also appreciate good explanations of the perm on both sides (i.e. whether there is functional severance, redundancy, works/doesn't work etc.). Some caveats; I have a history of defaulting affirmative on counterplans that I am unclear on or if the permutation debate seemed muddled to me (I am, however, beginning to shift my mindset on this towards tech>truth)

Ks (any kind): Go for it. Love em'. Like I said, I can keep up with K proper flows. Make sure your alt and link are clearly explained. While I like kritiks, I prefer for them to be educational rather than strategically ambiguous. I am also not an expert on all of the literature which means concepts need to be explained clearly. On kritiks that center around identity, I will enforce my role as an educator to ensure that debate is a safe and inclusive environment. I have not encountered significant issues in this domain so far in my experience as a judge, but I will not tolerate discriminatory speech.

T - Let me preface this by saying I have never voted on T. That being said, there are a few things you need to do to win a T debate in front of me. 1) Clear and present standards AND voters 2) In round abuse (which could be strategically planned) or a compelling reason for me to vote on potential abuse 3) Commitment in the 2NR, the argument is theoretically that you can't engage with a non-topical aff, if you spend half the 2NR with offense on the aff that makes your argument less compelling. IMO Topicality is a tool to keep affirmatives in check, I am much more Truth>Tech on the T flow.

-Theory-

Most of my squirreling on panels is usually because my understanding of theory. I didn't really get it as a debater, so most of my knowledge comes from my experience as a judge/coach/just thinking about it. I think my biggest problem with theory is that it is rooted in quick one-liners that don't have a ton of substance. Seeing that I've never been great at flowing my preference is depth over breadth on theory.

(Update) I will not retract my previous statement, however I have developed my thought process some more. When you are engaged in a theory debate in front of me, make sure you have two things. 1) A sufficient claim that you meet your interpretation of debate better than your opponent. 2) Comparative offense calculus so that I as a judge understand why I should care about your interpretation of debate.

I will for sure vote for theory arguments in a debate, if I can understand them.

IN LD:

I will not accept "they conceded this card, extent this card" as a valid extension of your arguments. I guess you could call this truth over tech but I need to understand what your offense is in every speech. Drop out of contentions that you are losing on and focus on how the arguments you are winning on outweigh your opponents arguments if you are concerned about time.

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Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
The Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 VCX Quarte La Crosse Central BT Rufus King BR Aff Aff on a 2-1
WDCA Pref Sandbox 1/18/2020 VCX Quarte La Crosse Central BT Rufus King BR Aff Aff on a 2-1
WDCA Pref Sandbox 1/18/2020 VCX R4 Rufus King LR Homestead MW Neg
The Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 VCX R4 Rufus King LR Homestead MW Neg
The Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 VCX R2 Ronald Reagan RW Homestead PT Neg
WDCA Pref Sandbox 1/18/2020 VCX R2 Ronald Reagan RW Homestead PT Neg
WDCA Pref Sandbox 1/18/2020 VCX R1 Homestead LP Ronald Reagan ZR Aff
The Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 VCX R1 Homestead LP Ronald Reagan ZR Aff
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 12/6/2019 LD Final Appleton East BS Marquette Univ SL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 12/6/2019 VPol Semi Rufus King RB Homestead PW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 12/6/2019 VPol R4 Rufus King RB SPASH HV Aff
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 12/6/2019 VPol R3 La Crosse Central BT SPASH GJ Aff
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 12/6/2019 VPol R2 Homestead LY SPASH KB Aff
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 12/6/2019 VPol R1 Rufus King SL Homestead PW Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R5 Okemos NS Munster CD Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R4 Berkeley Prep SL St. Andrew's Episcopal JL Neg
Badgerland 11/15/2019 OCX Semi Madison East KJ Marquette Univ SM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Badgerland 11/15/2019 NCX R5 Rufus King HM Fort Atkinson AE Neg
Badgerland 11/15/2019 OCX R4 Rufus King RB Madison East KJ Neg
Badgerland 11/15/2019 OCX R3 Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) GJ Madison East WK Aff
Badgerland 11/15/2019 OCX R2 Rufus King SL Madison East BH Neg
Badgerland 11/15/2019 OCX R1 Rufus King TR Marquette Univ SM Neg
Heart of Wisconsin Invitational 2019 11/8/2019 VPol R5 Ronald Reagan EZ Rufus King LS Aff
Heart of Wisconsin Invitational 2019 11/8/2019 VPol R4 Rufus King BR Homestead PT Neg
Heart of Wisconsin Invitational 2019 11/8/2019 VPol R3 Rufus King RT Ronald Reagan JR Aff
West Bend Debate Extravaganza 11/2/2019 VCX R2 Fort Atkinson SH Rufus King RT Aff
Fort Atkinson Bowtie Bonanza Debate Tournament 10/12/2019 VCX R3 Madison East SR Ronald Reagan RR Aff
Fort Atkinson Bowtie Bonanza Debate Tournament 10/12/2019 VCX R2 Ronald Reagan WS Fort Atkinson HM Aff
Fort Atkinson Bowtie Bonanza Debate Tournament 10/12/2019 NCX R1 Fort Atkinson KH La Crosse Central ER Neg
Brookfield East 10/5/2019 VCX R3 Homestead LW Ronald Reagan IR Aff
Brookfield East 10/5/2019 VCX R2 Homestead PW Fort Atkinson HH Aff
Brookfield East 10/5/2019 VCX R1 Homestead HY Ronald Reagan DZ Aff
The Hilltopper Classic 9/14/2019 LD R4 Bradley Tech MS Marquette Univ MP Aff
The Hilltopper Classic 9/14/2019 PF R2 James Madison Memorial GL Brookfield East GS Neg
The Hilltopper Classic 9/14/2019 LD R1 Bradley Tech IR Marquette Univ PV Neg
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX Octos 118 142 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX Dbl Oc 117 208 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R5 140 183 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R4 138 124 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R3 179 163 Aff Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R2 149 145 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R1 107 151 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 NCX Final SPASH JP Homestead LT Neg Neg on a 4-1
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 NCX R6 Fort Atkinson HN Marquette Univ GK Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 NCX R5 Homestead PY Fort Atkinson MT Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 NCX R4 SPASH HJ Madison East HP Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 NCX R2 Rufus King BB SPASH JP Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 NCX R1 Marquette Univ PP Rufus King ML Aff
MCFL Debate Qualifier 1/12/2019 VCX R4 Marquette Univ ML Homestead KW Aff
MCFL Debate Qualifier 1/12/2019 VCX R1 Marquette Univ TW Ronald Reagan SR Aff
North Division Debate 12/15/2018 VCX R2 Fort Atkinson KP Ronald Reagan IE Aff
North Division Debate 12/15/2018 VCX R1 Fort Atkinson BH Ronald Reagan RW Aff
Fort Atkinson 12/8/2018 NCX R3 Fort Atkinson HN Marquette Univ GK Aff
Fort Atkinson 12/8/2018 VCX R2 Mukwonago GM Madison East KS Neg
Fort Atkinson 12/8/2018 VCX R1 Fort Atkinson BP Madison East HJ Aff
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 11/30/2018 VCX Final Homestead KW Marquette Univ LM Aff Neg on a 2-1
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 11/30/2018 VCX R5 Marquette Univ MS Rufus King RK Aff
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 11/30/2018 VCX R4 SPASH BG Madison East JK Neg
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 11/30/2018 VCX R2 SPASH KS Homestead WP Aff
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 11/30/2018 VCX R1 Marquette Univ LM Madison East HR Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD Octos Harrison AK West Des Moines Valley CG Aff Aff on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD Octos Evanston Twp CC Harrison RA Neg Neg on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R6 Marlborough IW Evanston Twp SB Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R3 New Trier TS Lakeville South AE Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R3 Lake Highland Prep PC Hoover SP Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R2 West Des Moines Valley NL Minnetonka PB Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R1 Meadows NS Lake Highland Prep AG Neg
Badgerland 11/9/2018 NCX R5 Madison East CK Ronald Reagan CP SP Neg
Badgerland 11/9/2018 NCX R4 Glenbrook South DM Ronald Reagan CP ER Neg
Badgerland 11/9/2018 NCX R3 Fort Atkinson HN Waukesha South GO Aff
Badgerland 11/9/2018 NCX R2 Glenbrook South CT Glenbrook North PZ Aff
Badgerland 11/9/2018 NCX R1 Glenbrook North DR Fort Atkinson MT Neg
West Bend Debate Extravaganza 11/3/2018 VCX R3 Fort Atkinson KP Madison East HK Aff
West Bend Debate Extravaganza 11/3/2018 VCX R2 La Crosse Central BT Ronald Reagan CP RW Aff
Brookfield East Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 VCX R3 Mukwonago GM Madison East MS Neg
Brookfield East Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 VCX R2 Waukesha South SK Ronald Reagan CP IE Aff
Golda Meir Debate Invitational 9/29/2018 VCX R3 Marquette Univ TM Homestead WW Aff
Golda Meir Debate Invitational 9/29/2018 VCX R2 Ronald Reagan CP RI Fort Atkinson HP Neg
Golda Meir Debate Invitational 9/29/2018 NCX R1 Homestead LY Ronald Reagan CP RZ Aff
2018 UW Madison Bucky HS Invitational 9/22/2018 CX R1 Homestead KW Fort Atkinson KP Aff
The Hilltopper Classic 9/15/2018 VPol R3 Rufus King RW Ronald Reagan CP AD Aff
The Hilltopper Classic 9/15/2018 VPol R2 Ronald Reagan CP MT Fort Atkinson LH Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/20/2018 LD Semi Brookfield East NA Sussex Hamilton ED Aff Aff on a 3-0
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/20/2018 LD Qtr Brookfield East SN Appleton East MM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/20/2018 LD Octo Marquette Univ DM Brookfield East AS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/20/2018 LD R6 Brookfield East VS Appleton East MK Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/20/2018 LD R5 Brookfield East RL Appleton East KW Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/20/2018 LD R3 Marquette Univ PK Appleton North HP Aff
North Division 12/16/2017 NSS R1 Fort Atkinson KB Homestead PS Neg
Fort Atkinson 12/9/2017 VCX R3 Reagan IB MT Reagan IB EM Aff
Fort Atkinson 12/9/2017 VCX R2 Madison East HJ Reagan IB MT Neg
Fort Atkinson 12/9/2017 VCX R1 Reagan IB TM Madison East HJ Neg
Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge at Appleton East 12/1/2017 VCX Qtr Marquette Univ DS SPASH EK Aff Aff on a 2-1
Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge at Appleton East 12/1/2017 VCX R5 La Crosse Central TL Rufus King RF Aff
Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge at Appleton East 12/1/2017 VCX R4 Homestead TM Madison East MS Neg
Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge at Appleton East 12/1/2017 OCX R2 Madison East KL Rufus King LK Neg
Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge at Appleton East 12/1/2017 OCX R1 SPASH GS La Crosse Central BL Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 NCX R5 SF Roosevelt DL Glenbrook South BC Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 NCX R4 Homestead SK Glenbrook South SR Neg
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 OCX R3 Glenbrook South AK Glenbrook North BF Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 OCX R2 Glenbrook North CL Homestead GK Neg
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 OCX R1 Glenbrook South YS Madison East HR Neg
BEHS 10/7/2017 VCX R2 Madison East MS Mukwonago WW Aff
BEHS 10/7/2017 NCX R1 Mukwonago PR Marquette Univ TE Aff
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF Semifi Brookfield East JD West Bend BM Aff Aff on a 2-1
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF Octofi Madison West JW Appleton North BK Aff Aff on a 3-0
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R6 Menomonee Falls OC Brookfield East DS Aff
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R5 Middleton KD Madison West LL Neg
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R3 Appleton East LR Middleton BH Aff
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R3 Appleton East ET Appleton North BK Neg
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/2/2016 PF O West Bend GW Appleton North BK Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/2/2016 PF R7 West Bend MB Middleton BS Aff
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/2/2016 LD R6 Whitefish Bay AP Brookfield East BW Aff
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/2/2016 LD R5 Whitefish Bay DC Bradley Tech AC Aff
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/2/2016 LD R4 Whitefish Bay CR Brookfield East AS Aff
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/2/2016 LD R3 Brookfield East AK Marquette Univ SL Neg
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/2/2016 LD R1 Brookfield East SK Whitefish Bay AB Aff
Mukwonago Tournament 10/8/2016 LD R5 Brookfield East TG Golda Meir JS Aff
Mukwonago Tournament 10/8/2016 PF R4 Brookfield East BM West Bend EK Aff
Mukwonago Tournament 10/8/2016 PF R2 Rufus King CS Brookfield East DS Neg
Mukwonago Tournament 10/8/2016 PF R1 Brookfield East HC West Bend MS Aff