Tom Boroujeni Paradigm

Last changed 1 January 2021 5:56 AM PDT

-Last Updated on 1/1/2020

Online Debate: SLOW DOWN - SLOW DOWN - SLOW DOWN

TLDR: I vote for K affs and I also vote for topicality against K affs.

Please add me to your email chain: tom.boroujeni@fresnocitycollege.edu

Please do not contact me for other schools' speech doc. Contact them directly. I have been contacted multiple times by different people asking me to share other team's speech doc. Why don't you contact them directly?

Novices: I am the strong proponent of the novice packet. Do what you will with this information.

Who am I?

I was the Director of Debate at California State University, Fresno from Fall 2016 to the summer of 2020. I now coach the Fresno City College debate team. I started as a tradition policy debater and made the transition into K debate. I have respect for both camps and whatever is in between. I tell you what I tell all my students, only run arguments that you fully understand and can explain to the judge. I also believe that debaters should have a basic understanding of policy debate before venturing off into the critical realm but that is a decision you should hash out with your coaches. I understand the implications of that statement and I am willing to defend it if you want me to do so. There is not any particular argument that I will not vote for. However, it is your responsibility to persuade me.

Speech Time and Evidence Transfer:
Your prep time stops when you pull the memory stick out, send the email, or drop the document into Speechdrop. If you forget a card, your prep time will run until you give the other team the evidence. Stealing time will lead to severe reduction in speaker points. Speech time is non-negotiable (No 10 min constructions or extra rebuttal speech).

Evidence Quality:

I am very sensitive to the quality of your cards. Things are getting out of hand with power tagging and out of context evidence. Section XVII. EVIDENCE POLICY of CEDA's constitution indicates:
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-B. Competitors shall be prohibited from using fabricated or distorted evidence.
------1. "Evidence" is defined as material which is represented as published fact or opinion testimony and offered in support of a debater's claim.
------2. "Fabricated" evidence refers to the citing of a fact or opinion that is either from a source that is found to be non-existent or not contained in the original source of the material in question.
------3. "Distorted" evidence refers to the misrepresentation of the actual or implied content of factual or opinion evidence. Misrepresentations may include, but are not limited to, the following:
------------a. Quoting out of context: selecting text from an article in such a way that the claim made with the selected text is clearly inconsistent with the author's position as that position is manifest in the article, book, or other source from which the quotation is drawn, when that material is taken as a whole.
------------b. Internally omitting words from a quotation or adding words to a quotation in such a way that the meaning evident in the resulting modified quotation deviates substantially in quality, quantity, probability or degree of force from the author's position as manifest in the quotation in question prior to modification.
------------c. Internally omitting words from a quotation or adding words to a quotation without indicating, either on the written form of the quotation or orally when the quotation is delivered to an opponent or judge, that such a deletion or addition has been.
------4. Fabricated and distorted evidence are so defined without reference to whether or not the debater using it was the person responsible for originally misrepresenting it.
-C. Competitors shall allow their judges and opponents to examine the evidence on request, and provide on request sufficient documentation on the source of the evidence which would allow another person to locate the quotation in its original form.
-D. Adjudication Procedures for by-law XVII
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Any challenge over tagline and content of the card is important to me. Make sure you know what your cards say and tag them properly.

Speed:
This section used to say "I am comfortable with speed but if you have your 1AR analytical arguments pre-written and you are machine-gunning them at me, be sure that I will miss a couple on my flow and if it is not on my flow, I cannot make a decision on it. I will yell "CLEAR" if you are not."

But I had to change it. I don't feel comfortable with some of your speeds anymore. My ears do not process too high or too low pitch of voices. I will tell you to be "clear" or "louder". No matter who you are and what you are saying, I reserve the right to ask you to be more clear. Slow down ESPECIALLY on analytical arguments. Analytical arguments are very important so If you want me to put them on the flow, please slow down.

Topicality:
I enjoy topicality debates because I have some legal background as a litigation consultatnt. I argue (and defend) that at least half of the arguments in the legal field are topicality arguments.

How do I evaluate topicality you ask? As an Aff, you should be able to solidify a relationship to the topic or tell me why what you are talking about is so important that you felt the topic should be ignored. For me, the most important components of topicality are education and fairness in that order. OR why topicality is bad.

Framework:
I put a very high value on this flow because it is about the activity itself. Framework tells me how I should be looking at the debate. Part of wining the framework flow is how you win through your lens. Absent the explanation of how you win, I probably vote against you because I think you don't know how you are winning and if you don't know why you should win through the lens you are advocating for then you have no business running framework.

Disadvantage:
Love them. I think most negative arguments are modified DAs. You can run a DA on anything that advocates for an alternative (i.e., Case, CP, and K). Explain the scenario of the DA to me. You also need to win that the DA outweighs the Plan or the Alt (or part of it).

Counter Plan:
Counter Plan is a way of solving one or more of the affirmative's advantages AND offering a Net benefit. The perm must be dealt with adequately.

Ks:
Like them and will vote for them. My threshold of acceptance for your explanation is higher because I think Ks do not have argumentative breath so they need to satisfy the depth. That depth requires a lot of work. So do the work for me because I will not do it for you. Make sure you link to the case. If you are have a link of omission, then you probably should have a root-cause claim or some other sort of explanation.

You need to solidify and explain your links. Impact analysis is important to me.

Remember
It is YOUR responsibility to persuade me and not my responsibility to understand your argument. Unnecessary yelling and fighting in the round will lead to severely reduced speaker points unless it is your argument that yelling and fighting is good (In that case it would not be unnecessary).

Last word
I think respect for the judge's RFD is very important. I see the debate in a particular way and judge it based on that view. If you do not like that lens then you probably should have done a better job of telling me what lens I should use and why that is a good lens (See Framework above). You do not have to pref me if you do not think I am capable of judging your debates, but if you do, respect my RFD. Do not make any sort of assumptions about my judging style. I do not vote for a particular style of debate, a particular school, or a particular team. I vote for the team that does a better job of arguing. I do not care if you are a first round or a novice debater, if you make the better argument you are going to win my ballot. If you do not respect my opinion as a judge then you should probably put me at the bottom of your pref sheet (strike me).

Role of the ballots that are self serving are bad. I think role of the ballot is always to indicate who has done the better debating. I rarely find role of the ballots persuasive.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
JV Novice Nationals at West Virginia University C 2021-03-12 JV R1 Minnesota AD George Mason MP Aff
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship C 2021-02-27 D1Q R3 Cal State Fullerton BW CSU Long Beach FC Neg
Fullerton Georgetown College Tournament C 2021-01-02 Open R8 Minnesota/Central Oklahoma SW Cal State Fullerton JP Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2020-10-03 Open R6 UC Berkeley FQ Kansas LM Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2020-10-03 Nov R3 Miami BH Houston LV Neg
Hannie Shaft Southwestern College C 2020-02-07 CX NOV R5 Fullerton Eric Narayan & Sama Nafea Southwestern Victoria Esquivel & Roberto Villagomez Neg
Cal Swing 1 C 2020-01-03 JVN R4 CSU Long Beach JK San Francisco BH Neg
Fall at the Beach C 2019-11-01 JV CX R6 Fullerton Isaak Gibson & Seyla Keo Cal State Fullerton Rodrigo Rivera & brianna williams Aff
Fall at the Beach C 2019-11-01 JV CX R4 CSU - Northridge Israel Sandoval & Saul Cardenas Cal State Fullerton/Fullerton Norma Delgado & Lesly De Anda Neg
Fall at the Beach C 2019-11-01 O CX R2 CSU Long Beach Noah Christiansen & Christian Vazquez Cal State Fullerton Jennifer Perry & Evan Jensen Aff
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 V Semi Southern California DA CSU Long Beach CS Neg Neg 2-1
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 V R6 Arizona State FG Cal State Fullerton HR Aff
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 V R5 Southwestern MB Cal State Fullerton CK Aff
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 V R4 Cal State Fullerton BW Arizona State FG Neg
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 V R3 Arizona State CW Southern California WR Aff
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 JV R2 Fullerton DM CSU Long Beach SV Neg
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 V R1 Cal State Fullerton LP CSU Long Beach CS Neg
Western JV and Novice Policy Debate Championship C 2019-03-08 NOV Semi Southwestern AM Fullerton BB Neg Neg 3-0
D1 Pacific Championship C 2019-02-23 JVPol Semis Southern California Clopton & Perez Cal State Fullerton Hernandez & Perry Aff Aff 3-0
D1 Pacific Championship C 2019-02-23 OPol R6 UNLV Ryerson & Reese Arizona State Ferdowsian & Guthrie Neg
D1 Pacific Championship C 2019-02-23 NPol R4 Arizona State Callahan & Shockness UNLV Wong & Beckett Neg
D1 Pacific Championship C 2019-02-23 NPol R2 Fullerton DeVries & Lim Cal State Fullerton Rivera & Socolan Neg
Winter at the Beach C 2019-01-25 NCX R8 Fullerton Baltazar & Becerra UNLV Lamsal & Padilla Neg Neg 3-0
Winter at the Beach C 2019-01-25 OCX Quar Arizona State Ferdowsian & Guthrie UC Berkeley Wimsatt & Duncan Neg Neg 3-0
Winter at the Beach C 2019-01-25 NCX R6 UNLV Lamsal & Padilla St Mary's Walsh & Altenberg Aff
Winter at the Beach C 2019-01-25 OCX R4 UC Berkeley Malyugina & Overing Weber State Morales & Phelps Aff
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament C 2018-10-20 Open F UNLV HS UC Berkeley RN Neg Aff 2-1
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament C 2018-10-20 JV F Arizona State PE UNLV ST Neg Neg 3-0
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament C 2018-10-20 Open OF West Virginia BM Gonzaga BM Aff Aff 3-0
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament C 2018-10-20 Open R7 Southern California WM UNLV RR Neg
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament C 2018-10-20 Open R6 Florida SS Arizona State BG Aff
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament C 2018-10-20 Open R5 UC Berkeley RN Binghamton YA Aff
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament C 2018-10-20 Open R3 Puget Sound WE Binghamton BP Neg
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament C 2018-10-20 Open R1 San Francisco State HV UNLV QS Neg
Aztec Invitational C 2018-10-06 NCX Finals Southwestern BN CSU Long Beach VN Neg Neg 2-1
Aztec Invitational C 2018-10-06 NCX Semis CSU Long Beach VN Fullerton CS Neg Aff 2-1
Aztec Invitational C 2018-10-06 OCX R5 Cal State Fullerton HP CSU - Northridge AC Aff
Aztec Invitational C 2018-10-06 NCX R4 Fullerton AC Cal State Fullerton RS Aff
Aztec Invitational C 2018-10-06 NCX R3 Southwestern BN Fullerton HL Aff
Golden Gate Season Opener C 2018-09-21 CX-O R4 Southwestern BN Cal State Fullerton PH Neg
Golden Gate Season Opener C 2018-09-21 CX-O R3 St Mary's PM UC Berkeley CK Neg
Sun Devil Invitational C 2018-09-15 V R6 Southern California WT CSU Long Beach PG Aff
Sun Devil Invitational C 2018-09-15 V R5 Southern California PT Weber State MM Neg
Sun Devil Invitational C 2018-09-15 V R2 UNLV QS Southern California HR Aff
Sun Devil Invitational C 2018-09-15 V R1 Southern California RW UNLV LF Aff
Pacific Champs C 2018-02-24 Nov SF Fullerton PJ UNLV FT Neg Neg 3-0
Pacific Champs C 2018-02-24 JV SF Fullerton KS UNLV SQ Neg Neg 3-0
Pacific Champs C 2018-02-24 JV R6 UNLV SQ Southwestern DA Aff
Pacific Champs C 2018-02-24 Nov R4 San Francisco State BH Fullerton PJ Neg
Pacific Champs C 2018-02-24 JV R3 San Francisco BH Fullerton KS Neg
Pacific Champs C 2018-02-24 Nov R2 Fullerton LK UNLV FT Neg
Pacific Champs C 2018-02-24 JV R1 San Francisco CB Southern California BF Neg
Winter at the Beach 2018 C 2018-02-02 OCX Semi Gonzaga Johnson & Basler Missouri State Smith & Wicks Neg Neg 2-1
Winter at the Beach 2018 C 2018-02-02 NCX R7 Fullerton Jensen & Perry CSU Long Beach Broadway & Roberts Aff Aff 3-0
Winter at the Beach 2018 C 2018-02-02 OParl R5 Pasadena City Shotwell & Mouton Biola Leonard & Saville Opp
Winter at the Beach 2018 C 2018-02-02 OParl R4 Biola Eissoh & Callahan St Mary's Szafraniec & Jeronimo Opp
Winter at the Beach 2018 C 2018-02-02 OCX R3 Weber State Thiede & Wilson Missouri State Smith & Wicks Neg
Winter at the Beach 2018 C 2018-02-02 OParl R3 Pasadena City Sy Go & Huang Biola Chang & Wakashinge Gov
Winter at the Beach 2018 C 2018-02-02 OCX R2 Weber State McPherson & Mounarath Arizona State Green & Redman Neg
Winter at the Beach 2018 C 2018-02-02 OCX R1 Weber State Baker & Rawle Gonzaga Johnson & Basler Neg
Robert Barbera Collegiate Forensics Invitational C 2017-11-10 JV Semi Cal State Fullerton BuSc CSU - Northridge GP Aff Aff 3-0
Robert Barbera Collegiate Forensics Invitational C 2017-11-10 JV R6 Cal State Fullerton BS CSU - Northridge CB Neg
California Endorsed Debate Championship C 2017-03-17 JV SF Cal State Fullerton BS Southwestern SD Aff Aff 2-1
California Endorsed Debate Championship C 2017-03-17 Novice R6 Cal State Fullerton VR Southwestern SS Aff
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton C 2017-01-07 NOV R2 Weber State/Southern California EW Washington SC Aff
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton C 2017-01-07 NOV R1 Nevada Las Vegas FJ Washington MY Aff
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational C 2016-11-04 OPol Quarte Weber State RW San Francisco State GH Neg Neg 2-1
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational C 2016-11-04 NPol N4 CSU Northridge MG Southwestern DP Aff
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational C 2016-11-04 OPol R3 Weber State DM Southwestern DR Aff
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational C 2016-11-04 NPol N2 San Francisco State BB CSU Northridge DC Aff
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational C 2016-11-04 NPol N1 Weber State/Arizona State PG CSU Northridge MS Aff
Golden Gate Season Opener C 2016-09-23 JV/N JV Qtr Southwestern BT City College of San Francisco BC Neg Neg 3-0
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship C 2016-02-20 Open R4 Arizona State LB City College of San Francisco BR Neg
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship C 2016-02-20 Open R2 Nevada Las Vegas VN San Francisco State HP Aff
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship C 2016-02-20 Novice R1 Southwestern CS San Francisco State BB Aff
Cal Swing 2 C 2016-01-07 JVN R5 Washington EM SacState Oklahoma AFK Aff
Cal Swing 2 C 2016-01-07 JVN R4 Oklahoma NV Washington HT Neg
Cal Swing 1 C 2016-01-03 JVN R4 Washington/Nevada Las Vegas LW Rochester MR Aff
Cal Swing 1 C 2016-01-03 Open R2 Washington RT Binghamton HS Neg
Las Vegas Classic C 2015-10-17 JV Qrtrs Central Oklahoma AW Oklahoma WP Neg Aff 2-1
Las Vegas Classic C 2015-10-17 Open R7 Weber State LV UT Dallas LP Aff
Golden Gate Season Opener C 2015-09-25 Open Finals Texas MB Cal State Fullerton CS Aff Aff 2-1
Golden Gate Season Opener C 2015-09-25 JV/N Sems CSU Northridge CB San Francisco State VC Neg Neg 2-1
Golden Gate Season Opener C 2015-09-25 JV/N R5 Cal State Fullerton BC City College of San Francisco GO Neg
Golden Gate Season Opener C 2015-09-25 Open R2 San Francisco State BC Texas MB Neg
CEDA Nationals Wichita State C 2015-03-20 Open Rd 2 Central Oklahoma HS Lindenwood SW Aff
CEDA Nationals Wichita State C 2015-03-20 Open Rd 1 Cal State Fullerton DG Cornell RD Neg
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship C 2015-02-21 Quals R6 Cal State Fullerton DG Pepperdine EL Aff
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship C 2015-02-21 Novice R3 San Francisco State MR Arizona State NK Neg
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship C 2015-02-21 Open R2 Cal State Fullerton MR Southwestern College BE Aff
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton C 2015-01-07 Open R6 West Virginia MW Cornell BK Neg
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton C 2015-01-07 Open R5 Cornell ZT Binghamton HS Neg
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton C 2015-01-07 JV R4 Cal State Fullerton RB Binghamton SW Neg
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton C 2015-01-07 Open R3 George Mason KL Oklahoma AC Neg
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton C 2015-01-07 Open R2 Binghamton BW Cornell RK Neg
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton C 2015-01-07 Open R1 Cal State Fullerton GR George Mason MC Neg
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament C 2015-01-03 Var R5 Pepperdine EL Cornell LL Neg
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament C 2015-01-03 Var R4 Binghamton WS San Francisco State BL Neg
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament C 2015-01-03 Var R3 Sacramento State GH Cornell KG Aff
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament C 2015-01-03 Var R2 Wyoming MM West Virginia MO Aff
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament C 2015-01-03 Var R1 Binghamton Sc Cal State Fullerton DG Neg
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational C 2014-11-07 OPol Quarte Arizona State WM Cal State Fullerton GR Aff Aff 2-1
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational C 2014-11-07 OPol R5 Cal State Fullerton VW Arizona State BA Neg
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational C 2014-11-07 NPol N3 CSU Northridge AB San Francisco State SH Aff
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State C 2014-10-04 Open R8 Kansas State KaSt UT San Antonio NG Neg
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State C 2014-10-04 Open R7 UT San Antonio MP Trinity DU Aff
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State C 2014-10-04 Open R6 Kansas State JM Weber State NS Neg
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State C 2014-10-04 Open R5 Kansas State KlSc Towson TW Aff
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State C 2014-10-04 Open R4 Kansas City Kansas CC CJ Missouri - Kansas City AF Neg
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State C 2014-10-04 JV R3 Wyoming CF Arizona State SW Neg
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State C 2014-10-04 Open R2 Weber State HV Gonzaga CJ Aff
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State C 2014-10-04 Open R1 Cal State Fullerton DG Arizona State BR Aff
CEDA Nats Indiana C 2014-03-21 Dbls Louisville BL Rutgers-Newark HS Aff Aff 4-1
CEDA Nats Indiana C 2014-03-21 Trip Oklahoma CB Southern California OP Aff Aff 3-0
CEDA Nats Indiana C 2014-03-21 Rd 3 San Francisco State GL Binghamton HC Neg
CEDA Nats Indiana C 2014-03-21 Rd 1 Lindenwood DW Johnson County Community College GD Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter tournament at California State Universit C 2014-01-07 OD OD 6 Cornell PR Cal State Fullerton RS Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter tournament at California State Universit C 2014-01-07 OD OD 5 California, Berkeley GW NYU DG Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter tournament at California State Universit C 2014-01-07 OD OD 4 Binghamton CH George Mason BW Aff
Kathryn Klassic Winter tournament at California State Universit C 2014-01-07 OD OD 3 Binghamton CP Louisville RL Aff
Kathryn Klassic Winter tournament at California State Universit C 2014-01-07 OD OD 2 Michigan HK Liberty CE Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter tournament at California State Universit C 2014-01-07 OD OD 1 Binghamton FG Wake Forest MM Neg
2014 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament HS 2014-01-03 Var R6 Whitman College KH Nevada Las Vegas JS Neg
2014 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament C 2014-01-03 Var R5 Weber State SS James Madison PP Aff
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational C 2013-11-08 NPol N6 CSU Northridge RC Southwestern College BE Aff
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational C 2013-11-08 OPol R5 Weber State BS Cal State Fullerton BS Neg
Las Vegas Classic Invitational C 2013-10-19 Open Round Weber St HH Wyoming HT Aff
Las Vegas Classic Invitational C 2013-10-19 JV Round Southwestern BE LACC DJ Neg
Las Vegas Classic Invitational C 2013-10-19 Open Round UNT AK SFSU\Irvine AP Neg
Las Vegas Classic Invitational C 2013-10-19 Open Round Oklahoma HW Weber St AH Aff
Las Vegas Classic Invitational C 2013-10-19 JV Round Pepperdine CH Weber St MZ Aff
Las Vegas Classic Invitational C 2013-10-19 JV Round Wilkes NW JCCC BN Neg
Western Novice JV Champs C 2013-03-02 NP NP Qua MonU MR Chico CH Neg Neg 3-0
Western Novice JV Champs C 2013-03-02 NP N roun SacState FH MonU FK Aff
Western Novice JV Champs C 2013-03-02 NP N roun MonU CN SacState DE Neg
Western Novice JV Champs C 2013-03-02 NP N roun SFSU RW SacState BC Aff
Western Novice JV Champs C 2013-03-02 NP N roun MonU KM SacState LT Aff
Western Novice JV Champs C 2013-03-02 NP N roun MonU CG LACC DT Aff