Daniel Caudle ParadigmLast changed 12/5 10:50A CST
I have taught communication in some form for 9 years and have coached speech and debate for 5 years.
I have been judging debate for five years in Arkansas as well as Oklahoma, Louisiana, and NSDA National tournament in 2016. I judge an average of 1-3 tournaments a month with each consisting of multiple judged rounds.
I have the least experience with, and prefer not to judge, Policy debate. I am not comfortable with judging rounds involving "spreading" to the point that I can not understand the arguments being presented by the debaters.
When the debate is over I use a combination of evidence, argumentation, clash, speaking skills, etc... to determine the winner.
I do not disclose the win/loss at the end.