Nitin Subramanian Paradigm

Last changed 11/8 12:19P CST

I was a past competitor on the national circuit, so don't worry, I'm not a lay judge. I do flow, and that's my primary metric for judging so I'm definitely about 75/25 on the content/delivery split.

Other than that, I have a pretty simple paradigm:

1. Refute (a lot and well) without resorting to straw-manning.

2. Have unique arguments and analyze them well.

3. Please source well (as in the quality of your source and your citation). "Harvard in 2016" is not a citation. Make it so that I would be able to look up your source and find it with minimal effort.

4. I love CX. I probably shouldn't weigh it so heavily in ranking, but I do. If you're the best questioner in the round, you'll probably get ranked (regardless of speeches).

5. Have fun. Judges and competitors both hate sitting through 3 hours without any comedy or roasts or emotion of some sort. Keeping the round entertaining makes it tolerable for both me and you.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result