Dylan Morgan Paradigm

Last changed 15 October 2021 5:03 AM CDT

I did PF at Roosevelt, now I study poli sci and IR at the University of Iowa and coach PF at Roosevelt

ask me any questions youd like and let me know what I can do to make your debate experience less stressful and more safe

General Stuff

Please set up as quickly as possible, don't wait for me to get there, pre flow before the round

Don’t sacrifice clarity for speed, I don’t like when you are too fast to hear, don’t spread, slow down and make better arguments with more warranting

The more extravagant an argument is the lower my threshold for responses will be, creativity is good but don’t run stupid arguments

don't be rude in general and in cross, especially if you’re rich/white/male presenting. If you are, be aware of your advantages and check back on them. A good attitude is really important. If you’re exclusionary I’ll start to want to drop you, so don’t be

Do not shake my hand

time yourselves pleasseee and be extremely honest with it, call out people that go over time

Evidence

Email chains are amazing and so are speech docs if you’re feeling it

Paraphrasing is fine but do not change the meaning of your evidence. I’ll call for evidence if I’m told to or if I need a it for my decision. When I call for it, if your evidence is clearly misrepresented, I’m striking to from the flow and dropping your speaks.

Evidence comparison is cool, so is knowing your own from case and rebuttal super well, and being able to use it!

Extensions

collapse, this can start in rebuttal, summaries cover both sides, extend/frontline important defense, cleanest offense, a well thought out narrative, and good, warranted and comparative weighing

author names/any relevant citation stuff and what the card says, and why it’s important/what it does in the round. The last part is rly important, implicate your evidence.

Second speaking teams should frontline at least offense and/or what they’re going for in rebuttal. Frontlining is strategically advantageous but its not required. If you frontline your entire case, I’d be surprised if you properly cover the other case

If you want me to evaluate your arguments, they must be in both summary and final focus entirely

Arguments

I’ll listen to and vote off anything as long as it’s not discriminatory. However, I don’t suggest running any k’s/theory/etc as I have basically no experience with these, and will not know how to evaluate them the way you’d like me to.

if you do want to run anything technical, make sure the other team is ok with it before the round.

I prefer logical warranting and smart analysis backed by good cards, rather than unwarranted card dumps/blippy arguments, this goes for rebuttal especially but also the second half. warranting and nuance is everything

Overviews muddle the flow. offensive overviews suck, if the offense is that important you should just read it in case. defensive/general response overviews are ok, but not when they’re 1 minute. Weighing overviews can just be done on the impact level of the argument itself, as normal weighing at the impact level

I’m not giving you much offense off a turn at the end of the round unless you develop it well, frontline it, impact it, and weigh it. Turns are fun tho!

Weighing

Do it! With three minute summaries I hope to see much more weighing in the second half of the round.

Use weighing mechanisms, link weighing, weigh in rebuttal, in cross if you want, develop it

COMPARATIVELY WEIGH, take into account your opponents weighing when you’re weighing

Speaks

Just do all that stuff and you'll be fine, I don't really give less than a 28/27.5 unless you need to rly grow. But if you’re exclusionary/discriminatory/mean...then it’ll be fun to see how low they can go

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Iowa City West NoviceJV One Day HS 2021-10-16 NPF R6 Norwal KM Blake CK Neg Neg 3-0
Iowa City West NoviceJV One Day HS 2021-10-16 NPF R5 DowCat SW Norwal TD Neg
Iowa City West NoviceJV One Day HS 2021-10-16 NPF R4 IowCit LR Norwal KM Neg
Iowa City West NoviceJV One Day HS 2021-10-16 NPF R3 Norwal ZG Potoma HG Neg
Iowa City West NoviceJV One Day HS 2021-10-16 NPF R2 Norwal PS DowCat TS Aff
Iowa City West NoviceJV One Day HS 2021-10-16 NPF R1 Norwal CV Blake CK Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS Octafi Bergen County Academies NN Millburn WH Con Con 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFG Semifi Newton South DD University MN Pro Con 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS Double Evergreen Valley SG Millburn WH Con Con 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFG Quarte Blake EW College Prep HO Pro Pro 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFG R6 Jasper MZ University CT Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R5 VDA - Vancouver HY Taipei American CK Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R4 Carmel Valley GZ AandM Consolidated LW Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R3 Taipei American LP Sunset ZS Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R2 Mountain View ZD Half Hollow Hills HS East BE Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R1 Poly Prep Country Day LM Ransom Everglades RT Con
Des Moines Tournavelt Theodore Roosevelt High School HS 2021-02-26 PF Semis Ankeny Centennial SS Iowa City West DY Con Pro 2-1
Des Moines Tournavelt Theodore Roosevelt High School HS 2021-02-26 PF Quarte Sugar Land SpiderSmart LW Iowa City West KD Con Con 3-0
Des Moines Tournavelt Theodore Roosevelt High School HS 2021-02-26 PF R4 Bettendorf CR Iowa City West CA Con
Des Moines Tournavelt Theodore Roosevelt High School HS 2021-02-26 PF R3 Sugar Land SpiderSmart WP Iowa City West DY Con
Des Moines Tournavelt Theodore Roosevelt High School HS 2021-02-26 PF R2 Hoover JG Iowa City West KL Con
Iowa Novice Night 4 HS 2021-02-09 NPF r3 Iowa City West AC Ames GK Aff
Iowa Novice Night 4 HS 2021-02-09 NPF r2 North TH Ames AS Neg
Polar Bear Open HS 2021-01-29 PF Quart Westfield Debate Team MD Johnston CK Con Con 2-1
Polar Bear Open HS 2021-01-29 PF Rd4 CAM BN Dowling Catholic HP Con
Polar Bear Open HS 2021-01-29 PF Rd3 Lakeland AP Westfield Debate Team WM Con
Polar Bear Open MS 2021-01-29 PF Rd2 Westfield Debate Team MD Lakeland WA Con
IHSSA State Debate HS 2021-01-08 GPF Oct Grinnell CB CAM JL Aff Aff 2-1
IHSSA State Debate HS 2021-01-08 GPF R5 Winterset HP Spencer MM Neg
IHSSA State Debate HS 2021-01-08 GPF R3 Oskaloosa LS GMG Secondary BH Neg
IHSSA State Debate HS 2021-01-08 GPF R1 CAM BN Bishop Heelan BR Aff
Iowa Novice Night 3 HS 2021-01-05 NPF r1 Iowa City West AC CAM TR Aff
The Paradigm Dowling Catholic HS 2020-12-11 PF Dubs Millard North RZ Marist VK Pro Pro 3-0
The Paradigm Dowling Catholic HS 2020-12-11 PF R6 Clover Hill RW Edina MS Pro
The Paradigm Dowling Catholic HS 2020-12-11 PF R5 Blake KZ John F. Kennedy SS Pro
The Paradigm Dowling Catholic HS 2020-12-11 PF R3 Delbarton MS Thomas S. Wootton WW Pro
The Paradigm Dowling Catholic HS 2020-12-11 PF R1 BASIS Scottsdale EY Eagan KS Con
Bettendorf Bulldog Invitational HS 2020-11-13 NPF R6 Waukee VB Grinnell CE Con Con 3-0
Bettendorf Bulldog Invitational HS 2020-11-13 NPF R6 Norwalk VT Iowa City West KD Con Con 3-0
Bettendorf Bulldog Invitational HS 2020-11-13 NPF R5 Waterloo West BH Norwalk VJ Con
Bettendorf Bulldog Invitational HS 2020-11-13 NPF R3 Indianola CO North TI Pro
Bettendorf Bulldog Invitational HS 2020-11-13 NPF R3 Oskaloosa SS John F. Kennedy SS Con
Iowa City West Novice One Day HS 2020-10-24 NPF R7 Westwo DJ Waukee BV Aff Aff 3-0
Iowa City West Novice One Day HS 2020-10-24 NPF R5 Westwo WD Winter HP Aff
Iowa City West Novice One Day HS 2020-10-24 NPF R3 BisHee BW Sidney SS Neg
Iowa City West Novice One Day HS 2020-10-24 NPF R1 BisHee FE Ames LW Neg
Mid America Cup HS 2020-09-25 PF Double Mission San Jose Kodnani & Zhu Duchesne Academy Of The Sacred Heart Bhalla & Blanton Con Con 3-0
Mid America Cup HS 2020-09-25 PF R6 Rowland Hall Houden & Stevens Bronx Science Kawamura & Smith Con
Mid America Cup HS 2020-09-25 PF R6 Marist Erwin & Valencia Iowa City West Gromacki & Shah Pro
Mid America Cup HS 2020-09-25 PF R5 Winston Churchill Durbhakula & Moon Thomas S. Wootton Chatterjee & Chatterjee Pro
Mid America Cup HS 2020-09-25 PF R5 Carmel Valley Independent Gantla & Deshpande Lincoln Foss & Tran Pro
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm HS 2019-12-13 PF Double Thomas S. Wootton LS Millard West DK Pro Pro 3-0
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm HS 2019-12-13 PF R6 SF Roosevelt SW Lincoln PD Pro
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm HS 2019-12-13 PF R5 BASIS Scottsdale WW Thomas S. Wootton LS Pro
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm HS 2019-12-13 PF R5 Ames CG Millard North KB Con
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm HS 2019-12-13 PF R3 Lincoln FT Montgomery Blair TK Con
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm HS 2019-12-13 PF R3 CAM RE Harrisburg CG Con
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm HS 2019-12-13 PF R1 Lincoln CJ Johnston KS Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF Quart Saratoga RS Marist VS Pro Pro 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF Octa Dougherty Valley SK Cranbrook SR Pro Pro 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF Doub Valencia PN Chanhassen FM Pro Con 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF Triple Fairmont Prep BR Quarry Lane SG Pro Pro 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R6 Chagrin Falls MH Park City GP Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R5 Walt Whitman LO Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart BS Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R3 Cypress Woods PS Madison West CN Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R2 Winston Churchill HH DuPont Manual GR Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R1 Marist OW Lakeville GN Con