Dawn Tucker Paradigm

Last changed 20 September 2021 10:39 AM CST

I believe that high school debate and forensics should be a learning and growing activity for students. Winning is fun but competitor growth is more important. With that being said here are some items that will give you more insight into how I judge:

*Signpost PLEASE - if you don't tell me where to apply your argument I will NOT be inferring.

*I would like a quick off the clock roadmap prior to your speech (not necessary for first speakers). This should be a brief overview of what you plan to cover. Example: I will be covering my opponents case and then my case.

**Theory debate - I don't like it. We are here to debate a topic not a theory - many of your are preparing for careers that will demand you provide argumentation and rebuttal and that can't happen if we aren't dealing with the topic.

*DO NOT SPREAD - it is not in your best interest for me not to be able to flow you - I am a flow judge - if I can't flow you can't win.

*Be Courteous - the round needs to be about the clash of claims not the clash of attitudes.

*If you provide a weighing mechanism or framework PLEASE use it during the debate. Don't bring it up in your first speech and not talk about it again until your last speech.

*If you are using a prepared speech PLEASE make sure you have practiced it before the round to ensure it is as fluid as possible.

*In Public Forum:

**If your case is one or two lengthy contentions with no subpoints and lots of evidence PLEASE make sure that you are tying these to the resolution.

**Please make sure you are using the summary and final focus speeches for what they are intended. I place a lot more weight on what happens in these four speeches than the first four. You are the one debating. You tell me what the major arguments are. Don't make me figure this out. Listen to each other during this time. I LOVE when Final Focus has clash!!!

**Crossfire is an important part of the debate. I don't flow it but I do listen. If you want something that occured during crossfire to be weighed in the round you MUST bring it up during one of the speeches.

*In Congressional Debate - please remember this is a speaking and debate activity. I want to see rebuttal arguments as well as new arguments for the side you are supporting. Prepared speeches are nice but if you are any speaker after the first aff/neg, please provide some argumentation with sound evidence. Make sure you have a good balance between old and new arguments.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NSDA Springboard Scrimmage 7 HS 2021-11-02 WSD R1 Viewpo HGA WesBro OCPB Opp
PVSquared Parkview and Pinnacle View Halloween Invitational HS 2021-10-27 NLD R3 Bentonville West Mckinley Almeida Cabot Savannah Charter Aff
ACTAA Junior High Regional 1 MS 2021-10-05 IPDA R4 2 Caleb Huffmaster 1 Nathan Armstrong Aff
Little Rock Classic HS 2021-09-22 BQ Semis Cabot Madison Wyatt Cabot Jaydon Nobles Aff
Little Rock Classic HS 2021-09-22 PF R3 JPG WG Cabot RM Con
Little Rock Classic HS 2021-09-22 PF R2 JPG WH Cabot HT Con
Little Rock Classic HS 2021-09-22 VLD R1 Cabot Sims JPG Melancon Aff
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 VPF Quads Mission San Jose BW Bergen County Academies NZ Con Con 2-1
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 VPF R6 Newton South AS Trinity CM Pro
IPDA High School National Championship HS 2021-04-23 VIPDA Quarte 207 216 Aff
Arkansas Forensics and Debate State Championship HS 2021-03-30 BQ R2 6 Ryken Emberson 1 William Fry Neg
Arkansas Forensics and Debate State Championship HS 2021-03-30 BQ R1 10 Rainey Page 1 Chance Young Aff
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 VIPDA R2 8 Philip Ryan 15 Kirsten Milam Aff
Arkansas World Schools Invitational HS 2021-02-24 WSD R3 Bentonville Gold Tower Le Pineapple Aff
Arkansas World Schools Invitational HS 2021-02-24 WSD R1 GotFlowLetsGo Steve Aff
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF Qualif 8 Brandon & Southern 1 Jenkins & Witt Neg Neg 3-0
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LD R1 14 Daigen Conway 3 Isabella Parker Neg
Cabot Classic Invitational HS 2021-01-15 VLD R3 6 Sanjula Reddy 9 Nicholas Buchholz Aff
Cabot Classic Invitational HS 2021-01-15 NPF R2 26 Sprinkle & Conway 11 Ale Avila Con
Virtually the Saints Classic HS 2021-01-07 VLD Semis Oxford CC Madison Central SS Neg Neg 3-0
Virtually the Saints Classic HS 2021-01-07 VPFD R5 Bergen County Academies CK Delbarton MS CON
Virtually the Saints Classic HS 2021-01-07 VLD R4 Oak Grove AA Starkville SH Neg
Virtually the Saints Classic HS 2021-01-07 VPFD R1 Duchesne Academy Of The Sacred Heart BB Madison Central EE CON
Saints Classic 2019 HS 2019-10-18 PF Quarte Brentwood RS Cabot MS Neg Neg 2-1
Saints Classic 2019 HS 2019-10-18 PF R1 Baton Rouge BT Cabot EW Aff