Andrea Thompson Paradigm

Last changed 1/23 6:56P EST

LD

I'm a fairly traditional current debate coach. Although evidence is certainly important, I believe that it is the application of evidence and logic of an argument that really makes it compelling. I do not mind some speed, but I would rather debaters speak TO me rather than read/spread/spew AT me. I love framework debates when debaters really weigh values and connect their contentions to their value and criterion. As a whole I'm not a huge fan of kritiks or counterplans in LD, but if you can explain it clearly and convincingly, you could definitely still win a round running such a case with me as judge. Please be organized so I know where to write down your arguments on my flow. LD is not CX, so a dropped argument is in and of itself not necessarily a reason to win or lose a round - it all depends on what argument is dropped, and what the response to the dropping of it is. In the last speech, I should be given voters - the reasons why you've already won the round. I always use my flow to determine who has won the round.

PF

I'm a fairly traditional former PF debater and current debate coach. Although evidence is certainly important, I believe that it is the application of evidence and logic of an argument that really makes it compelling. I do not mind some speed, but I would rather debaters speak TO me rather than read/spread/spew AT me. I appreciate framework debates (whether practical or more LD in nature) and on case arguments, but I am not a fan of counterplans/topicalities/squirrely PF cases. I'd prefer if debaters debated about the topic rather than about the game of PF itself. Please be organized so I know where to write down your arguments on my flow. PF is not CX, so a dropped argument is in and of itself not necessarily a reason to win or lose a round - it all depends on what argument is dropped, and what the response to the dropping of it is. In the last speech, I should be given voters - the reasons why you've already won the round. I always use my flow to determine who has won the round.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R5 Timothy Christian EY Thomas Jefferson HSST TB Neg
Young Lawyers 10/12/2018 OPF R3 RowHal SA Waterf AH Neg
Davis Dart 2/2/2018 CX R2 AD 311 AC 304 Aff
Davis Dart 2/2/2018 CX R1 AP 302 AC 303 Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R6 College Prep CG Flintridge Prep CS Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R6 Hamilton KH Green Valley BB Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R5 Hamilton AP Brophy CP JH Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R5 Brophy CP NS Hamilton AG Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R3 American Heritage HS - Plantation GK St Francis LD Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R3 Northwest Career And Technical GC Amador Valley SC Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R2 Northwest Career And Technical MR College Prep PW Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R2 Northridge DK Presentation NP Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R1 Leland HL Flintridge Prep AL Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R1 Rocky Mountain DJ La Salle CN Neg