Tom Boroujeni Paradigm

Last changed 9/13 4:48P PDT

-Last Updated on 09/13/2019
-Updated on 10/29/2018

Please add me to your email chain (If there is one): tboroujeni@csufresno.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 not contact them directly?

PLEASE READ THIS PART VERY CAREFULLY:

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

Who am I?

I am the Director of Debate at California State University, Fresno. 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, you are responsible 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. ESPECIALLY 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 and one of my other jobs is trial and jury consulting. 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 Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Hannie Shaft Southwestern College 2/7/2020 CX NOV R5 Fullerton Eric Narayan & Sama Nafea Southwestern Victoria Esquivel & Roberto Villagomez Neg
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 JVN R4 CSU Long Beach JK San Francisco BH Neg
Fall at the Beach 11/1/2019 JV CX R6 Fullerton Isaak Gibson & Seyla Keo Cal State Fullerton Rodrigo Rivera & brianna williams Aff
Fall at the Beach 11/1/2019 JV CX R4 CSU - Northridge Israel Sandoval & Saul Cardenas Cal State Fullerton/Fullerton Norma Delgado & Lesly De Anda Neg
Fall at the Beach 11/1/2019 O CX R2 CSU Long Beach Noah Christiansen & Christian Vazquez Cal State Fullerton Jennifer Perry & Evan Jensen Aff
Sun Devil Invitational 9/13/2019 V Semi Southern California DA CSU Long Beach CS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Sun Devil Invitational 9/13/2019 V R6 Arizona State FG Cal State Fullerton HR Aff
Sun Devil Invitational 9/13/2019 V R5 Southwestern MB Cal State Fullerton CK Aff
Sun Devil Invitational 9/13/2019 V R4 Cal State Fullerton BW Arizona State FG Neg
Sun Devil Invitational 9/13/2019 V R3 Arizona State CW Southern California WR Aff
Sun Devil Invitational 9/13/2019 JV R2 Fullerton DM CSU Long Beach SV Neg
Sun Devil Invitational 9/13/2019 V R1 Cal State Fullerton LP CSU Long Beach CS Neg
Western JV and Novice Policy Debate Championship 3/8/2019 NOV Semi Southwestern AM Fullerton BB Neg Neg on a 3-0
D1 Pacific Championship 2/23/2019 JVPol Semis Southern California Clopton & Perez Cal State Fullerton Hernandez & Perry Aff Aff on a 3-0
D1 Pacific Championship 2/23/2019 OPol R6 UNLV Ryerson & Reese Arizona State Ferdowsian & Guthrie Neg
D1 Pacific Championship 2/23/2019 NPol R4 Arizona State Callahan & Shockness UNLV Wong & Beckett Neg
D1 Pacific Championship 2/23/2019 NPol R2 Fullerton DeVries & Lim Cal State Fullerton Rivera & Socolan Neg
Winter at the Beach 1/25/2019 NCX R8 Fullerton Baltazar & Becerra UNLV Lamsal & Padilla Neg Neg on a 3-0
Winter at the Beach 1/25/2019 OCX Quar Arizona State Ferdowsian & Guthrie UC Berkeley Wimsatt & Duncan Neg Neg on a 3-0
Winter at the Beach 1/25/2019 NCX R6 UNLV Lamsal & Padilla St Mary's Walsh & Altenberg Aff
Winter at the Beach 1/25/2019 OCX R4 UC Berkeley Malyugina & Overing Weber State Morales & Phelps Aff
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 Open F UNLV HS UC Berkeley RN Neg Aff on a 2-1
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 JV F Arizona State PE UNLV ST Neg Neg on a 3-0
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 Open OF West Virginia BM Gonzaga BM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 Open R7 Southern California WM UNLV RR Neg
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 Open R6 Florida SS Arizona State BG Aff
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 Open R5 UC Berkeley RN Binghamton YA Aff
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 Open R3 Puget Sound WE Binghamton BP Neg
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 Open R1 San Francisco State HV UNLV QS Neg
Aztec Invitational 10/6/2018 NCX Finals Southwestern BN CSU Long Beach VN Neg Neg on a 2-1
Aztec Invitational 10/6/2018 NCX Semis CSU Long Beach VN Fullerton CS Neg Aff on a 2-1
Aztec Invitational 10/6/2018 OCX R5 Cal State Fullerton HP CSU - Northridge AC Aff
Aztec Invitational 10/6/2018 NCX R4 Fullerton AC Cal State Fullerton RS Aff
Aztec Invitational 10/6/2018 NCX R3 Southwestern BN Fullerton HL Aff
Golden Gate Season Opener 9/21/2018 CX-O R4 Southwestern BN Cal State Fullerton PH Neg
Golden Gate Season Opener 9/21/2018 CX-O R3 St Mary's PM UC Berkeley CK Neg
Sun Devil Invitational 9/15/2018 V R6 Southern California WT CSU Long Beach PG Aff
Sun Devil Invitational 9/15/2018 V R5 Southern California PT Weber State MM Neg
Sun Devil Invitational 9/15/2018 V R2 UNLV QS Southern California HR Aff
Sun Devil Invitational 9/15/2018 V R1 Southern California RW UNLV LF Aff
Pacific Champs 2/24/2018 Nov SF Fullerton PJ UNLV FT Neg Neg on a 3-0
Pacific Champs 2/24/2018 JV SF Fullerton KS UNLV SQ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Pacific Champs 2/24/2018 JV R6 UNLV SQ Southwestern DA Aff
Pacific Champs 2/24/2018 Nov R4 San Francisco State BH Fullerton PJ Neg
Pacific Champs 2/24/2018 JV R3 San Francisco BH Fullerton KS Neg
Pacific Champs 2/24/2018 Nov R2 Fullerton LK UNLV FT Neg
Pacific Champs 2/24/2018 JV R1 San Francisco CB Southern California BF Neg
Winter at the Beach 2018 2/2/2018 OCX Semi Gonzaga Johnson & Basler Missouri State Smith & Wicks Neg Neg on a 2-1
Winter at the Beach 2018 2/2/2018 NCX R7 Fullerton Jensen & Perry CSU Long Beach Broadway & Roberts Aff Aff on a 3-0
Winter at the Beach 2018 2/2/2018 OParl R5 Pasadena City Shotwell & Mouton Biola Leonard & Saville Neg
Winter at the Beach 2018 2/2/2018 OParl R4 Biola Eissoh & Callahan St Mary's Szafraniec & Jeronimo Neg
Winter at the Beach 2018 2/2/2018 OParl R3 Pasadena City Sy Go & Huang Biola Chang & Wakashinge Aff
Winter at the Beach 2018 2/2/2018 OCX R3 Weber State Thiede & Wilson Missouri State Smith & Wicks Neg
Winter at the Beach 2018 2/2/2018 OCX R2 Weber State McPherson & Mounarath Arizona State Green & Redman Neg
Winter at the Beach 2018 2/2/2018 OCX R1 Weber State Baker & Rawle Gonzaga Johnson & Basler Neg
Robert Barbera Collegiate Forensics Invitational 11/10/2017 JV Semi Cal State Fullerton BuSc CSU - Northridge GP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Robert Barbera Collegiate Forensics Invitational 11/10/2017 JV R6 Cal State Fullerton BS CSU - Northridge CB Neg
California Endorsed Debate Championship 3/17/2017 JV SF Cal State Fullerton BS Southwestern SD Aff Aff on a 2-1
California Endorsed Debate Championship 3/17/2017 Novice R6 Cal State Fullerton VR Southwestern SS Aff
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton 1/7/2017 NOV R2 Weber State/Southern California EW Washington SC Aff
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton 1/7/2017 NOV R1 Nevada Las Vegas FJ Washington MY Aff
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational 11/4/2016 OPol Quarte Weber State RW San Francisco State GH Neg Neg on a 2-1
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational 11/4/2016 NPol N4 CSU Northridge MG Southwestern DP Aff
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational 11/4/2016 OPol R3 Weber State DM Southwestern DR Aff
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational 11/4/2016 NPol N2 San Francisco State BB CSU Northridge DC Aff
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational 11/4/2016 NPol N1 Weber State/Arizona State PG CSU Northridge MS Aff
Golden Gate Season Opener 9/23/2016 JV/N JV Qtr Southwestern BT City College of San Francisco BC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Gate Season Opener 9/23/2016 JV/N R6 San Francisco State AB Southwestern SV Neg
Golden Gate Season Opener 9/23/2016 JV/N R4 Southwestern BC San Francisco BL Aff
Golden Gate Season Opener 9/23/2016 Open R2 Nevada Las Vegas WT San Francisco State HB Aff
Western Policy Debate Championship 3/12/2016 JVP JV 5 SanFra HP Washto MP Neg
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/20/2016 Open R4 Arizona State LB City College of San Francisco BR Neg
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/20/2016 Open R2 Nevada Las Vegas VN San Francisco State HP Aff
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/20/2016 Novice R1 Southwestern CS San Francisco State BB Aff
Cal Swing 2 1/7/2016 JVN R5 Washington EM SacState Oklahoma AFK Aff
Cal Swing 2 1/7/2016 JVN R4 Oklahoma NV Washington HT Neg
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2016 JVN R4 Washington/Nevada Las Vegas LW Rochester MR Aff
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2016 Open R2 Washington RT Binghamton HS Neg
Las Vegas Classic 10/17/2015 JV Qrtrs Central Oklahoma AW Oklahoma WP Neg Aff on a 2-1
Las Vegas Classic 10/17/2015 Open R7 Weber State LV UT Dallas LP Aff
Golden Gate Season Opener 9/25/2015 Open Finals Texas MB Cal State Fullerton CS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Golden Gate Season Opener 9/25/2015 JV/N Sems CSU Northridge CB San Francisco State VC Neg Neg on a 2-1
Golden Gate Season Opener 9/25/2015 JV/N R5 Cal State Fullerton BC City College of San Francisco GO Neg
Golden Gate Season Opener 9/25/2015 Open R2 San Francisco State BC Texas MB Neg
CEDA Nationals Wichita State 3/20/2015 Open Rd 2 Central Oklahoma HS Lindenwood SW Aff
CEDA Nationals Wichita State 3/20/2015 Open Rd 1 Cal State Fullerton DG Cornell RD Neg
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/21/2015 Quals R6 Cal State Fullerton DG Pepperdine EL Aff
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/21/2015 Novice R3 San Francisco State MR Arizona State NK Neg
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/21/2015 Open R2 Cal State Fullerton MR Southwestern College BE Aff
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2015 Open R6 West Virginia MW Cornell BK Neg
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2015 Open R5 Cornell ZT Binghamton HS Neg
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2015 JV R4 Cal State Fullerton RB Binghamton SW Neg
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2015 Open R3 George Mason KL Oklahoma AC Neg
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2015 Open R2 Binghamton BW Cornell RK Neg
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2015 Open R1 Cal State Fullerton GR George Mason MC Neg
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var R5 Pepperdine EL Cornell LL Neg
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var R4 Binghamton WS San Francisco State BL Neg
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var R3 Sacramento State GH Cornell KG Aff
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var R2 Wyoming MM West Virginia MO Aff
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var R1 Binghamton Sc Cal State Fullerton DG Neg
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational 11/7/2014 OPol Quarte Arizona State WM Cal State Fullerton GR Aff Aff on a 2-1
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational 11/7/2014 OPol R5 Cal State Fullerton VW Arizona State BA Neg
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational 11/7/2014 NPol N3 CSU Northridge AB San Francisco State SH Aff
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State 10/4/2014 Open R8 Kansas State KaSt UT San Antonio NG Neg
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State 10/4/2014 Open R7 UT San Antonio MP Trinity DU Aff
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State 10/4/2014 Open R6 Kansas State JM Weber State NS Neg
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State 10/4/2014 Open R5 Kansas State KlSc Towson TW Aff
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State 10/4/2014 Open R4 Kansas City Kansas CC CJ Missouri - Kansas City AF Neg
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State 10/4/2014 JV R3 Wyoming CF Arizona State SW Neg
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State 10/4/2014 Open R2 Weber State HV Gonzaga CJ Aff
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State 10/4/2014 Open R1 Cal State Fullerton DG Arizona State BR Aff
Golden Gate Season Opener 9/26/2014 Open R5 SacSta GH SanFra BL Aff
CEDA Nats Indiana 3/21/2014 Dbls Louisville BL Rutgers-Newark HS Aff Aff on a 4-1
CEDA Nats Indiana 3/21/2014 Trip Oklahoma CB Southern California OP Aff Aff on a 3-0
CEDA Nats Indiana 3/21/2014 Rd 3 San Francisco State GL Binghamton HC Neg
CEDA Nats Indiana 3/21/2014 Rd 1 Lindenwood DW Johnson County Community College GD Neg
2014 D1 NDT Qual Pacific Champs 2/22/2014 Open R6 Arizona State WC Fullerton RR Neg
2014 D1 NDT Qual Pacific Champs 2/22/2014 Novice R5 SFSU CG Fullerton DL Neg
2014 D1 NDT Qual Pacific Champs 2/22/2014 Open R1 SFSU BP Los Rios EJ Aff
Cal Chico Invitational 1/18/2014 JV Finals Sacramento State FT Cal State Fullerton DL Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Chico Invitational 1/18/2014 Open Elim 1 Weber State AH Los Rios RP Aff Neg on a 2-1
Cal Chico Invitational 1/18/2014 JV Round Southwestern College DD San Francisco State CW Neg
Cal Chico Invitational 1/18/2014 JV Round Los Rios JE Southwestern College BS Aff
Cal Chico Invitational 1/18/2014 Open Round San Francisco State/Irvine AP Cal State Fullerton RG Aff
Cal Chico Invitational 1/18/2014 JV Round Sacramento State FT Southwestern College GR Aff
Kathryn Klassic Winter tournament at California State Universit 1/7/2014 OD OD 6 Cornell PR Cal State Fullerton RS Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter tournament at California State Universit 1/7/2014 OD OD 5 California, Berkeley GW NYU DG Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter tournament at California State Universit 1/7/2014 OD OD 4 Binghamton CH George Mason BW Aff
Kathryn Klassic Winter tournament at California State Universit 1/7/2014 OD OD 3 Binghamton CP Louisville RL Aff
Kathryn Klassic Winter tournament at California State Universit 1/7/2014 OD OD 2 Michigan HK Liberty CE Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter tournament at California State Universit 1/7/2014 OD OD 1 Binghamton FG Wake Forest MM Neg
2014 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2014 Var R6 Whitman College KH Nevada Las Vegas JS Neg
2014 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2014 Var R5 Weber State SS James Madison PP Aff
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational 11/8/2013 NPol N6 CSU Northridge RC Southwestern College BE Aff
CSUN Robert Barbera Invitational 11/8/2013 OPol R5 Weber State BS Cal State Fullerton BS Neg
Las Vegas Classic Invitational 10/19/2013 JV Semis Pepperdine CH JCCC BN Neg Neg on a 3-0
Las Vegas Classic Invitational 10/19/2013 Open Round Weber St HH Wyoming HT Aff
Las Vegas Classic Invitational 10/19/2013 JV Round Southwestern BE LACC DJ Neg
Las Vegas Classic Invitational 10/19/2013 Open Round UNT AK SFSU\Irvine AP Neg
Las Vegas Classic Invitational 10/19/2013 Open Round Oklahoma HW Weber St AH Aff
Las Vegas Classic Invitational 10/19/2013 JV Round Pepperdine CH Weber St MZ Aff
Las Vegas Classic Invitational 10/19/2013 JV Round Wilkes NW JCCC BN Neg
Western Novice JV Champs 3/2/2013 NP NP Qua MonU MR Chico CH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Western Novice JV Champs 3/2/2013 NP N roun SacState FH MonU FK Aff
Western Novice JV Champs 3/2/2013 NP N roun MonU CN SacState DE Neg
Western Novice JV Champs 3/2/2013 NP N roun SFSU RW SacState BC Aff
Western Novice JV Champs 3/2/2013 NP N roun MonU KM SacState LT Aff
Western Novice JV Champs 3/2/2013 NP N roun MonU CG LACC DT Aff