Ashley Rihani

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 14 January 2021 4:17 AM CDT

Hi, I'm Ashley!

I debated in high school LD debate for four years, qualifying for TFA state, NSDA nationals, and clearing at a couple of bid tournaments. I also had some success in UIL circuit. I was a mentor for W.in Debate my senior year.

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TL;DR:

K- 1

Policy/LARP- 2

non-T/Performance- 2-3

Theory- 3-4

Phil- 4

Tricks/Friv Theory- Strike

General:

- I'll evaluate anything unless it is morally repugnant and could potentially harm someone or a group of people (no racism, sexism, ableism, oppression good, etc.)

- Do not read an argument if you do not have the agency to do so.

- EVIDENCE: you really need to put author qualifications in citations and provide sources. Also, don’t misrepresent evidence. It’s a form of cheating and can easily result in an L 25.

- DISCLOSURE: I think pre-round disclosing is good. Put me on the email chain: rihaniashley@gmail.com

- Extend/compare warrants and weigh! Extending taglines is annoying and doesn’t help you

- Tell me what layer of the debate comes first or else I might make a decision that you will not like.

- I have not done research on the topic. In-depth explanations are helpful

- Creative arguments make me very happy (speaks will be boosted).

- Strategic collapses make me very happy (speaks will be boosted). The 2AR/2NR should absolutely not come down to everything.

- On the line-by-line, numbering arguments makes flowing much easier for me.

- I think long overviews are underrated. When done right, they can be super strategic (be very specific when re-grouping args).

- give me a nice ballot story, make the decision really easy for me!

ONLINE DEBATING:

- slow down

- In the case of disconnections: make sure you are recording your speeches. CONSIDER THIS A WARNING. MY WIFI HAS BEEN UNRELIABLE LATELY SO PLS KEEP THIS IN MIND

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Long version:

K:

Love! I am very familiar with most types of kritiks (I still would like a nice overview). If you want to read a K, you need familiarity.

quality>quantity links. More specific links are better

Explain alt solvency thoroughly. I need to understand the world of the alternative that I am voting for.

Policy/LARP:

Compare evidence. Weigh. Extend warrants.

I have become worse and worse at understanding jargon in these debates, just be very thorough in your explanation instead of making me sit there and try to figure out what "the net benefit to the perm and the uniqueness in the alt of the status quo hijacks the internal link of the impact" means.

CP specific to the aff makes them much better; should have some net benefits. DA should be cohesive and specific as well. That being said, I don’t mind generic DA and CP

If your 1N/1AR is going to be a card dump, please explain the significance of each card (taglines don’t count). I will not do the work for you. This really differentiates between those who simply read what is provided to them by coaches and those who actually understand what they are debating

non-T/performance:

Make it unique. More non-conforming performances seem much more effective to me. If you decidedly read a performance that looks/sounds like every other case, I'm just going to be confused as to what the performance is achieving.

The more creative answers to T you come up, the better.

Rather than only giving me this form of debate good justifications, explain why engaging with this form of debate is good.

If you have other strats besides fw I will be very pleased. like I said, creativity wins me over more

T/Theory:

I only think it is good when there is actual abuse. I enjoy substantive debates much more, but if this is your A-strat then go for it.

Defaults: competing interps, no rvi, dtd

Go slow on analytics! I suck at flowing as it is. I'm not flowing from the doc.

Substantive T debates are much more appealing. Draw out turns/DAs to the method

Clearly establish impacts to standards. Weigh!

Phil:

Be sure to explain it super well and in-depth if you want me to vote on it. I am not deeply familiar with a lot of phil. I am definitely not the judge for dense phil debates. I am going to be lost.

Tricks/Friv Theory:

No!! :( Waste of my time and your opponent’s time and it’s at the expense of you and your opponent’s education. Not willing to vote on it sorry

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Plano Senior Clark TFA Invitational HS 2021-08-27 LD Final Southlake Carroll SD Garland LY Neg Neg 3-0
Plano Senior Clark TFA Invitational HS 2021-08-27 LD Semi Garland LY Southlake Carroll PK Aff Aff 3-0
Plano Senior Clark TFA Invitational HS 2021-08-27 LD Quarte Southlake Carroll PK Denton Guyer SB Aff
Plano Senior Clark TFA Invitational HS 2021-08-27 LD R4 Plano West VV Southlake Carroll SD Neg
Plano Senior Clark TFA Invitational HS 2021-08-27 LD R4 McNeil RS McKinney AM Aff
Plano Senior Clark TFA Invitational HS 2021-08-27 LD R3 Garland LY McNeil AG Aff
Plano Senior Clark TFA Invitational HS 2021-08-27 LD R3 Westwood AP Garland AA Neg
Plano Senior Clark TFA Invitational HS 2021-08-27 LD R2 Southlake Carroll TA Princeton LI Aff
Plano Senior Clark TFA Invitational HS 2021-08-27 LD R2 Westwood AD Princeton JL Aff
Plano Senior Clark TFA Invitational HS 2021-08-27 LD R1 McKinney LN Southlake Carroll EP Neg
Plano Senior Clark TFA Invitational HS 2021-08-27 LD R1 Southlake Carroll DP Rock Hill LM Neg
2021 Plano East TFA NIETOC HS 2021-01-15 LD R4 Rock Hill SS Grapevine TT Neg
2021 Plano East TFA NIETOC HS 2021-01-15 LD R3 Greenhill EN John Paul II AG Aff
2021 Plano East TFA NIETOC HS 2021-01-15 LD R2 Greenhill AK Byron Nelson DH Neg
2021 Plano East TFA NIETOC HS 2021-01-15 LD R1 Conway JP Greenhill CS Aff
Athens Mount Pleasant Murder Hornet TFA NIETOC Swing HS 2020-11-12 VCX R4 San Angelo Central YM Coppell GG Aff
Athens Mount Pleasant Murder Hornet TFA NIETOC Swing HS 2020-11-12 VLD R3 Lindale BH Byron Nelson JW Aff
Athens Mount Pleasant Murder Hornet TFA NIETOC Swing HS 2020-11-12 VCX R1 Coppell 9th MC Argyle BT Neg
Southlake Carroll Dragon Faire HS 2020-09-04 LD Final Westwood BJ Garland JD Aff Aff 3-0
Southlake Carroll Dragon Faire HS 2020-09-04 LD Semi Greenhill NT Westwood BJ Neg Neg 3-0
Southlake Carroll Dragon Faire HS 2020-09-04 LD Qrtrs Westwood ST Greenhill NT Neg Neg 2-1
Southlake Carroll Dragon Faire HS 2020-09-04 LD R4 Elkins LN Westwood JK Neg
Southlake Carroll Dragon Faire HS 2020-09-04 LD R4 Greenhill NT Westwood EL Aff
Southlake Carroll Dragon Faire HS 2020-09-04 LD R3 Greenhill RM Allen HS/Lowery Freshman Center ST Aff
Southlake Carroll Dragon Faire HS 2020-09-04 LD R3 Mount Pleasant AO Colleyville Heritage AL Aff
Southlake Carroll Dragon Faire HS 2020-09-04 LD R1 Rock Hill SS Episcopal School of Dallas BS Neg
Southlake Carroll Dragon Faire HS 2020-09-04 LD R1 D S DG Garland AM Neg
Hebron HS 2019-11-01 NCX R3 Prosper KM Coppell 9th VG Aff
Hebron HS 2019-11-01 NCX R2 Grapevine TR Coppell 9th VB Aff
Hebron HS 2019-11-01 NCX R1 Grapevine EM Coppell 9th SK Aff