Arianna Nelson

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 26 February 2022 8:10 AM MDT

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Basiz Biz

Time yourself. Tag teams fine. Don't be explicit about your racism/sexism if you don't want me to evaluate it. Evaluations tbd.

"Anyone not ready?" doesn't work in online debate. If my camera is off, then you can presume that I am not ready.

Clarity is a prerequisite for me flowing the debate. If I have to say clear more than 3 times, I will stop. Any instances of clipping will stop the round and be an auto loss.

About Me

Debated in policy - 3 years in high school, 2 years in college, qual'd to the NDT / broke at majors. I was taught debate by Scott Odekirk, and I was coached through college by Ryan Wash. I was double 2's during most of my years as a debater. I only read non-topical affirmatives based on postcolonial feminist understandings, usually with a performance method. As negative, if I’m being honest, I usually went for presumption and case negs, but I also flexed with DA/CPs/variety of Ks, including different authors inside of postmodernism, cap, feminism and colonialism.

I flow on my laptop straight down. I think card quality is important in the sense that it shouldn't be cast aside as a) author credibility only being something PF discusses b) overcharged tag lines being accepted as fact and c) presumably having warrants for each of the claims that you are asserting. I will read the cards that are referenced in the last speeches.

Affirmatives

I think I have a lower threshold for presumption arguments. I usually believe going into a round that most affirmatives don't solve as much as they say they do nor do they have internal link scenarios that are as cohesive as their tag lines would suggest. The first thing I look at after round is whether the burden of proof (however that is defined based on the framework of the debate) for the aff has been met.

If you are reading a kritik, I believe a method is necessary.

If you have a topical plan - please write out the full version of acronyms under tags if they are not in the body of the card or your tags themselves. I don't usually research the topic prior to judging at a tournament, so there are some terms that may not be familiar to me even if they are a common phrase under the topic.

Framework vs K Affs

I view these debates as competing models of the activity. Debate is inherently competitive, but how we compete is also important. I am not easily persuaded by "you destroy the activity" impacts. I prefer arguments centered around creating better interactions, whether that be a dialogue, political, accessible, fair, educational, etc, and default to how that affects debaters. If you want me to default to something else, please tell me in your speech.

Kritiks

Connect the theories to events / experiences / history and the affirmative if you want to make it more compelling for me. Connecting it to the affirmative may seem self evident with the K requiring a link and all (at least if you want to win), but in most debates I find myself not being told how the K relates to the answers the aff has given or certain parts of the AC. I'm not saying you need a link for every word they say, but that a link to the story of the affirmative is important sans an explanation of why the part you are critiquing comes before or outweighs others parts of the aff.

Counterplans

Be explicit about the NB in the 1NC. I do think some CPs cheat more than others, but have not seen enough tricky counterplan strategies to have a strong opinion on whether some are just bad for debate. Feel more than welcome to inform me through a theory debate.

Disadvantages

I have a very vague understanding of Politics DA theory, so if you're going for it you should contextualize it to the round (ex. winding way, bottom of the docket, anything w fiat).

Offense > Generic Defense @ 2AC/AR’s

Theory

Enunciate as much as you can or slow down on your blocks for theory. It always seems like going bloop bloop bloop fairness and education is a common practice, and like I said at the top, clarity is a prereq to me flowing.

Everything is up for debate as far as what should be done in debate.

Topicality

My third grade knowledge of grammar is not thriving. Any standard relying on English grammar tests runs the risk of my Google interpretation being incorrect.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament HS 2022-03-03 LD Quarte West Des Moines Valley AM West Des Moines Valley LS Aff Aff 2-1
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament MS 2022-03-03 LD R5 West Des Moines Valley AT West Des Moines Valley LS Neg
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament HS 2022-03-03 LD R4 Dowling Catholic JT West Des Moines Valley RT Aff
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament MS 2022-03-03 LD R3 West Des Moines Valley LS West Des Moines Valley SJ Neg
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament HS 2022-03-03 LD R2 West Des Moines Valley RT West Des Moines Valley CK Neg
California Invitational Berkeley Debate HS 2022-02-19 VLD Double Westlake AK Marlborough WR Neg Neg 3-0
California Invitational Berkeley Debate HS 2022-02-19 VLD Triple Harvard-Westlake ML Westlake AK Aff Neg 2-1
California Invitational Berkeley Debate HS 2022-02-19 VLD Triple Stockdale GS Wyoming Virtual JC Aff Aff 3-0
California Invitational Berkeley Debate HS 2022-02-19 VLD R6 Southlake Carroll PK Harvard-Westlake LD Neg
California Invitational Berkeley Debate HS 2022-02-19 VLD R5 Albuquerque AK Marlborough WR Neg
California Invitational Berkeley Debate HS 2022-02-19 VLD R5 Marlborough AW Harvard-Westlake IC Neg
California Invitational Berkeley Debate HS 2022-02-19 VLD R4 Nova 42 RS Marlborough SL Aff
California Invitational Berkeley Debate HS 2022-02-19 VLD R4 Arshon Keyani Marlborough HL Aff
California Invitational Berkeley Debate HS 2022-02-19 VLD R3 Able2Shine MC Harvard-Westlake RV Aff
California Invitational Berkeley Debate HS 2022-02-19 VLD R2 Westlake MR Wyoming Virtual JC Aff
California Invitational Berkeley Debate HS 2022-02-19 VLD R2 Stockdale RP Marlborough MJ Neg
California Invitational Berkeley Debate HS 2022-02-19 VLD R1 Stockdale GS Marlborough ZG Aff
California Invitational Berkeley Debate HS 2022-02-19 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake SW Marlborough ML Neg
Western Series University of Wyoming HS 2022-02-11 LD-N Finals Harvard-Westlake EG Marlborough ED Aff Aff 3-0
Western Series University of Wyoming HS 2022-02-11 LD-N Semis Marlborough ED Kent Denver CH Neg Aff 2-1
Western Series University of Wyoming HS 2022-02-11 LD-N R4 Marlborough FM Kent Denver CH Neg
Western Series University of Wyoming HS 2022-02-11 LD-V R3 Cheyenne East HR Marlborough SK Neg
Western Series University of Wyoming HS 2022-02-11 LD-V R2 Corner Canyon BF Marlborough KM Neg
Western Series University of Wyoming HS 2022-02-11 LD-V R1 Logan AX Marlborough LF Aff
Princeton Classic HS 2021-12-03 LDV Run-of Hunter AI Walt Whitman EY Aff Neg 2-1
Princeton Classic HS 2021-12-03 LDV R6 Mission San Jose AA Catonsville AT Neg
Princeton Classic HS 2021-12-03 LDV R5 Bronx Science RA Montville TV Neg
Princeton Classic HS 2021-12-03 LDV R4 Acton-Boxborough AL Princeton DW Neg
Princeton Classic HS 2021-12-03 LDV R3 Charlotte Latin EL Ardsley ZS Aff
Princeton Classic HS 2021-12-03 LDV R2 Olympia BO Syosset LG Neg
Princeton Classic HS 2021-12-03 LDV R1 Summit JC Millburn AX Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 VLD Sextos Harrison JP Harker AR Neg Aff 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 VLD R7 Los Altos BF Lexington AG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 VLD R5 Harker AR Memorial BD Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 VLD R3 Westside SY Marlborough JK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 VLD R2 Dr. Phillips BR Harker DV Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 VLD R1 Harrison JP McNeil AG Neg
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD R5 Mountain House Elizabeth Su Harker Neo Alpha Aff
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD R4 Edina Nikhil Konkimalla Lexington Filip Vrancic Neg
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD R2 Harrison Ali Ahmad Los Altos Ben Freda-Eskenazi Aff
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD R1 Eagan Aerin Engelstad Aragon Zayne Abraham Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2021-09-16 CX R1 Carmel MM Crossings Christian AC Aff
2021 UHSAA 6A State HS 2021-03-12 LD R7 308 326 Aff Aff 3-0
2021 UHSAA 6A State HS 2021-03-12 LD R6 326 300 Aff Aff 2-1
2021 UHSAA 6A State HS 2021-03-12 LD R5 302 320 Aff
2021 UHSAA 6A State HS 2021-03-12 LD R4 311 329 Aff
2021 UHSAA 6A State HS 2021-03-12 PF R2 200 206 Aff
2021 UHSAA 6A State HS 2021-03-12 PF R1 225 207 Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 VLD Trips Westwood BJ Lynbrook SM Neg Aff 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 VLD R3 Advanced Technologies AA Southlake Carroll SD Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 VLD R2 Northland Christian LB Immaculate Heart BC Aff
The Davis Dart HS 2021-02-05 OCX R3 Davis 1000 CCHDT 1002 Aff
The Davis Dart HS 2021-02-05 OCX R2 Davis 1001 GreCan 1000 Aff
The Davis Dart HS 2021-02-05 OCX R1 RowHal 1000 Davis 1001 Aff
Copper Classic HS 2020-02-14 OCX R5 Salem Hills GB Hunter DC Neg
Copper Classic HS 2020-02-14 OCX R4 Notre Dame DP West HS SLC GR Aff
Copper Classic HS 2020-02-14 NCX R3 Notre Dame DG Copper Hills BL Aff
Copper Classic HS 2020-02-14 OCX R2 Kent Denver BM West HS SLC BK Neg
The Meadows Tournament HS 2019-10-25 Pol Octos St Francis VS University Independent LL Neg Neg 3-0
The Meadows Tournament HS 2019-10-25 NOV 5 Meadows UR Damien LD Neg
The Meadows Tournament HS 2019-10-25 Pol R4 Davis Senior XL Heritage Hall LP Aff
The Meadows Tournament HS 2019-10-25 Pol R1 Davidson Academy Of Nevada HL St Francis KN Neg
Young Lawyers HS 2019-10-11 OPF R5 Alta WW CopHil SR Neg
Young Lawyers HS 2019-10-11 OCX R4 Juan Diego Catholic MS Sky View SH Aff
Young Lawyers HS 2019-10-11 OCX R3 Riverton HS - Riverton, UT YT Davis DC Aff
Young Lawyers HS 2019-10-11 OCX R2 Logan OG Rowland Hall LD Neg
Young Lawyers HS 2019-10-11 OCX R1 Rowland Hall CM Skyline MP Neg
DUDL 4 HS 2018-12-07 PolOp R1 University Prep Sci & Math KT Detroit Cristo Rey DP Aff
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State HS 2018-10-12 PolNU R3 Groves GG Traverse City Central CZ Aff
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State HS 2018-10-12 PolNR R2 Detroit Cristo Rey NLG Mumford CM Aff
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State HS 2018-10-12 PolNR R1 Mumford JS University Prep TH Neg