Claire Park

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 7 October 2021 4:27 PM EST

about me

email: claireparkdebate@gmail.com

they/she

Georgetown '25

Debated at Notre Dame for 4 years in policy

2n/1a (I was a 2a/1n for my first 2 years of debate, but I probably have a more 2n mindset than I do as a 2a)

tech > truth BUT true analytic > shitty evidence

***UPDATE: I am not completely informed on the water topic so don't assume I know everything

**SPEECH/WSD PARADIGM AT BOTTOM

online debating

- I know it's hard on everyone, so as long as you explain your situation don't worry that I'll dock any speaks

- I won't be following the speech docs during your speech, so be clear when you're speaking

- If I can't hear you or if my wifi is bad, I'll verbally let you know

- my camera will be on when I'm on my computer, if my camera is off that means I went to the bathroom or I went to get a glass of water, but I'll also let you know in the chat that I'm leaving

speaks

I will dock your speaks if:

- you are rude/insulting to your partner, opponents, and anyone else

- you are racist/sexist or anything similar

Some trends I found when I gave high speaks:

- great impact calculus

- judge direction (written ballots in your speeches)

- warrant comparison

- tricky spins

- gutsy decisions

tl:dr

I'll evaluate the debate on what is said in the debate rather than my own preferences. When faced with opposing arguments, I'll look to the cards that you extend in the rebuttal speeches and read through them. However, when I'm unable to resolve anything in the debate, I'll default to my personal preferences listed below. Judge direction is always good and helps me evaluate the debate much easier. Have fun!

*Everyone asks this but I'm fine with tag-team cross-x, as long as you give the person who's supposed to question and/or answer the chance to do so

*Also if an argument is dropped, I won't give it weight unless you extend the argument answering it. Don't just point out it's dropped

case

This is my personal opinion, but I think a lot of affirmatives don't really use their aff. You have 8 minutes of offense from the 1AC. Use it!

Framing is important it tells which impact I should prefer more, so even if you win aff solvency or the disad story, I'll vote on the impact linking to the framing story that's winning.

I really like gutsy and risky arguments (i.e. if the negative reads a new impact in the block and you impact turn it, and that's what you go all-in for in the 2AR) I'm all in and will probably give you high speaks.

disadvantages

I love a good impact story with some impact calculus and turns case. I give a DA more weight if the links are more specific to the aff

topicality

I like to see an explanation of both in-round abuse and how it destroys debate outside of rounds. I think that makes a strong and compelling argument.

debatability is the impact - limits, ground, fairness, education are all internal links UNLESS you give me a reason on why [xyz] should be an impact

case lists and TVAs are really persuasive to me

counterplans

As a 2N, I love a good cheaty and shifty counterplan, so I'll consider it more than the average judge. Every counterplan needs a good overview though so I understand how the CP functions and what are the mechanisms behind it

kritiks

*Ks I am familiar with -- Antiblackness, Set Col, Fem IR, Security, Queer Theory, Psychoanalysis

Honestly, you can read any K in front of me as long as you explain the story well

If you win framework, you don't automatically win the debate, BUT it gives you an extra 3 steps ahead. I evaluate all the arguments underneath the K by the framework given.

I really don't like fiat is illusory arguments where all your links are predicated off of, and I'll probably not vote on it unless dropped or convinced otherwise

I'm fine with floating piks but make sure you answer theory if given.

k affs

the aff [cumulative]

- i'm fine with them - the closer you are to the topic the better

- usfg is bad shouldn't be the only argument, I want more creativity and spin if you are reading a k-aff

- you get a perm

framework [neg]

- debatability is the impact - limits, ground, fairness, education are all internal links UNLESS you give me a reason on why [xyz] should be an impact

- past voting history states that I'm easily convinced that procedural fairness is an impact

k v k

- love this - it's such a power move

- make sure you explain everything to me because these debates can get really confusing

theory

- similar to topicality paradigm

- basically, if dropped and exploded, I'll give it weight

- *perf con is a reason why you could sever your reps*

SPEECH PARADIGM

wsd & extemp

I've judged only some wsd & speech, BUT I have done some debates in wsd and know a bit about speech and understand the structure. Honestly, just debate, argue, and convince well and I will judge to the best of my abilities. I will judge without personal bias and vote on whoever did the better speaking.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 JVCX R6 New Trier LH Isidore Newman RM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 JVCX R3 Pine Crest WS Northside FG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 JVCX R1 James Logan DM Altamont DS Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2021-11-06 WSD Finals Mission San Jose KPVWS Harvard-Westlake MHL Prop Prop 2-1
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2021-11-06 WSD Rd4 Harvard-Westlake DKM Pine View TMPW Prop
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2021-11-06 VCX Rd3 Montgomery Bell AB CK McClatchy BB Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational MS 2021-11-06 WSD Rd2 Blake Black Monrovia LFZI Opp
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2021-11-06 WSD Rd1 Polytechnic DOBH Burbank Senior YFC Opp
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 JVCX Finals Altamont DS Montgomery Bell MH Aff Aff 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VCX Octafi Calvert Hall LS Shawnee Mission South BH Aff Aff 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 NCX R4 Liberal Arts and Science DW Meadows SQ Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 NCX R3 St Mark's School of Texas HS Westminster LL Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VCX R2 Kinkaid FZ Calvert Hall LS Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VCX R1 Coppell PC Niles West KS Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 2021 HS 2021-09-18 WSD Final Nova 42 BBYD Edvic ZLJLZ Prop Prop 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 2021 HS 2021-09-18 WSD R2 Sage Hill GRSCY Nova 42 PDRH Prop
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 2021 HS 2021-09-18 WSD R1 Monrovia VEKLM Nova 42 BBYD Opp
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX1 Quarte Altamont Denson & Stumpff Lexington Wang & Katyal Neg Neg 3-2
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX1 Octas Lexington Lou & Jain Montgomery Bell Howard & Smallwood Aff Neg 3-2
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX1 Double Cedar Ridge/Brentwood Lundberg & Derby Altamont Denson & Stumpff Neg Neg 5-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX1 R3 Mamaroneck Blechman & Velikov Altamont Denson & Stumpff Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX1 R2 Westminster Overend & Parikh Jesuit Loh & Ma Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX1 R1 Westwood Sathaye & Kota Mamaroneck Silverman & Szamrej Aff
Meadows Presidential Novice Policy Scrimmage HS 2021-02-13 NOV RD 3 St Mark's School of Texas TZ LOGYC DT Aff
Meadows Presidential Novice Policy Scrimmage HS 2021-02-13 NOV RD 2 St Mark's School of Texas BR Damien BG Aff
Meadows Presidential Novice Policy Scrimmage HS 2021-02-13 NOV RD 1 Damien AT Meadows RW Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2019-10-31 NCX Rd5 Rowland Hall GS Polytechnic TM Aff
Damien JVNovice Scrimmage HS 2019-09-28 NPL R3 Damien Kovac & Coronado Meadows/Damien Dhillon & Ghibaudo Neg
Damien JVNovice Scrimmage HS 2019-09-28 NPL R2 Damien Flores & Adams Notre Dame Goldman & Ladd Neg
Damien JVNovice Scrimmage HS 2019-09-28 NPL R1 Damien Rodriguez & McFadden Meadows Riedy & Sharma Aff
ND JVNovice Scrimmage HS 2019-09-07 NCX Rd3 Damien MP Notre Dame GN Neg
ND JVNovice Scrimmage HS 2019-09-07 NCX Rd2 Damien RF Peninsula LL Aff
ND JVNovice Scrimmage HS 2019-09-07 NCX Rd1 Damien DK Notre Dame AO Neg