Will Morgan Paradigm

Last changed Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 12:14 AM UTC

Already many of the surrounding buildings had disappeared beneath the proliferating vegetation. Huge club mosses and calamites blotted out the white rectangular faces, shading the lizards in their window lairs. Beyond the lagoon, the endless tides of silt had begun to accumulate into enormous glittering banks, here and there overtopping the shoreline like the immense tippings of some distant goldmine. The light drummed against his brain, bathing the submerged levels below his consciousness, carrying him downwards to warm pellucid depths, where the nominal realities of time and space ceased to exist. Guided by his dreams, he was moving back into his emergent past, through a succession of ever stranger landscapes centered on the lagoon, each of which seemed to represent one of his own spinal levels.

 

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I would prefer not to pocketbox (whatever that is). Email is great (williammorgan1015@gmail.com).

 

Post-Gonzaga Update

I think one of the most desireable qualities in a judge is consistency w/r/t the process they use to arrive at a decision. There are a lot of different things people are debating about, and there's no philosophy that's been able to enumerate preference w/r/t all of them, instead I have written here only a couple of things about the content of debates (at the bottom), but many more about the process I use to decide those debates, such that if you have me in the back you will know how I'm going to evaluate things, regardless of what they are. I appreciate the game of debate more than any one argument or type of argument. Do what you're good at, and I will flow and judge your debate with the same amount of attention no matter what its about. 

Process

It's worth noting that I work things out in a decision by writing (typing) them down. After the debate ends, I'll start by writing what I immedietly perceive to be the central questions of the debate and who I think is doing a better job framing those questions. Before I ever look at my flows of the 2nr and 2ar, I have written down what each side has told me the most important questions I need to answer are. This is how I decide what to look at first. When I do go back to my flows, how I evaluate arguments is probably with the following rubric 1. How good was it in the 2nr/2ar? 2. How well developed was it in the earlier speeches / cx? 3. How good is the evidence? Evidence is non unimportant to me, but what evidence I read again during the decision (I follow in the docs or w/e) is determined by these first and second points. I'm almost always thinking of things in k and policy debate in terms of comparitive risk terms. For example, how much of the aff/neg's link stuff do they need to win for me to be comfortable voting for them despite some risk of the other team's offense. In critical debates, the more you are winning the history, framing, examples stuff, the more you can control the direction of these evaluations. To translate this into typical debate speak, the more you can make your arguments in localized parts of the debate impactful on the broader decision calculus the more you'll help make my job easy. After I decide what I think are the most important issues, I'll go back to the top and type my decision starting with "I voted aff/neg to ____." I'm always thinking about how each calculation I make while deciding changes that sentence at the top that I'll eventually write, so the more you fill in the blank and compare the version of that sentence that's favorable to you to the other team's version, the better off you'll be in front of me. 

Form

It's not that I don't want you to go fast (you should, it's strategic). But consider that what you are getting by going fast in the earlier speeches (cards), is not free of cost (emphasis / persuasion / me understanding the words of your evidence). Teams that go faster earlier, I apprecaite it when you take the time to slow down later and really tell me what all that stuff you read means and how and what I should read first and what it does for my deciding. 

That's important to me - not just what evidence you want me to read, but when you want me to read it in my decision, and what part of the debate do you think it influences. You don't always have to say "read this first, it's the best card ever" to make this point, rather something like "this card should shape how you understand the entire link debate - it reframes how you think of the link turns" etc.. I suppose I would call this something like evidence evaluations in terms of priority.

Content

Critique debaters, I expect and appreciate a high level of theoretical knolwedge, but you need to impact your theories more. Almost every critique speech I've seen so far this year would be improved by additional framing arguments, especially in the last two speeches. 

 

Against the k: arguments that I found threatening as a 2n going for the k (extinction outweighs, pragmatism, institutions key), I've realized I'm a pretty good judge for. Sometimes policy judges will have in their philosophy that they don't like the k, but the other team so often messes up the "k tricks" that they end up voting on it. This is somewhat similar to what I'm like in a policy debate, but reversed. If the k team mishandles any of the normal "policy tricks," I'm likely to vote against them.

 

Framework people: I'll vote for you, but not just because the other team took away your da's. I want to hear why you think whatever is making debate less _____ (predictable, fair, etc.) is important, so that there can be a debate about whether or not those benefits outweigh or are outweighed. (I wasn't originally going to write a section for this, but I've had a few of these debates now and too many of them don't clash at the impact level, so I'm just going to be as transparent as possible about the best way to get my ballot--debate the impacts (yours and theirs).

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Then: Michigan // Westminster

Now: MBA // Cal Berkeley

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Event Rd Aff Neg Decision
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open 3 Michigan State RW Emory SY NEG Emory SY
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open 5 Minnesota JK Iowa RW AFF Minnesota JK
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open 7 Kansas BH Emory QT AFF Kansas BH
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open Doubles Nevada Las Vegas GH Dartmouth AA AFF Nevada Las Vegas GH
Nevada Las Vegas GH on a 3-0
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN 1 Trinity DK Liberty HS AFF Trinity DK
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN 2 Harvard CD Wake Forest AD NEG Wake Forest AD
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN 3 Kentucky BT Cornell LT NEG Cornell LT
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN 5 Kansas HW Harvard MS NEG Harvard MS
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN 6 Emory AW Kentucky KL AFF Emory AW
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN 7 Emory DP Wake Forest NV AFF Emory DP
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN 8 Kentucky PS George Mason HL NEG George Mason HL
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN Doubles Trinity DK Harvard AM AFF Trinity DK
Harvard AM on a 2-1
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN Octos Harvard AM Kansas KR NEG Kansas KR
Kansas KR on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL 1 CFJ CF HJPPV GP NEG HJPPV GP
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL 2 HJPPV KS CFJ MW NEG CFJ MW
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL 3 CFJ WW FFRSV MP NEG FFRSV MP
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL 4 Oddo/Walrath DS FFRSV JW NEG FFRSV JW
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL 5 BFHHR KoKo HJPPV BO NEG HJPPV BO
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL 6 FFRSV JJ Oddo/Walrath KL NEG Oddo/Walrath KL
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL Doubles HJPPV FY FFRSV PS NEG FFRSV PS
FFRSV PS on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL Octos BFHHR GS BFHHR GlKh AFF BFHHR GS
BFHHR GS on a 2-1
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL Quarter BFHHR GS HJPPV DT AFF BFHHR GS
BFHHR GS on a 3-0
High School TOC hosted by UK 4/29/2017 CX 5 Berkeley Prep EM Glenbrook North JL NEG Glenbrook North JL
71st National Debate Tournament at KU 3/23/2017 Open Round 1 Harvard AM Texas KS NEG Texas KS
71st National Debate Tournament at KU 3/23/2017 Open Round 3 Georgetown LK Stanford HP NEG Stanford HP
71st National Debate Tournament at KU 3/23/2017 Open Round 5 Rutgers-Newark WC Kentucky BT NEG Kentucky BT
71st National Debate Tournament at KU 3/23/2017 Open Round 6 Oklahoma WJ Georgetown KL NEG Georgetown KL
71st National Debate Tournament at KU 3/23/2017 Open Doubles Kansas DR Kentucky BT NEG Kentucky BT
Kansas DR on a 4-1
71st National Debate Tournament at KU 3/23/2017 Open Octos Michigan State WR Wake Forest AS NEG Wake Forest AS
Wake Forest AS on a 5-0
71st National Debate Tournament at KU 3/23/2017 Open Finals Georgetown KL Rutgers-Newark NM NEG Rutgers-Newark NM
Rutgers-Newark NM on a 4-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX 5 College Prep TG Garfield CP NEG Garfield CP
2017 California Round Robin 2/16/2017 CX RR 1 New Trier WB St. Vincent De Paul PH NEG St. Vincent De Paul PH
2017 California Round Robin 2/16/2017 CX RR 2 Edina RW Hendrickson WP AFF Edina RW
2017 California Round Robin 2/16/2017 CX RR 3 Hendrickson WP Prep KM NEG Prep KM
2017 California Round Robin 2/16/2017 CX RR 4 Prep KM New Trier WB AFF Prep KM
2017 California Round Robin 2/16/2017 CX RR 5 Kinkaid BR Peninsula WT NEG Peninsula WT
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX 1 St. Vincent De Paul BB Peninsula JL AFF St. Vincent De Paul BB
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX 5 Sage Ridge RK Peninsula JK NEG Peninsula JK
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX 6 Barstow DT Lionel Wilson AC AFF Barstow DT
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX Doubles Green Valley AS Polytechnic CG AFF Green Valley AS
Green Valley AS on a 3-0
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX Quarterfinals Skyline (Oakland, CA) AH Barstow DT AFF Skyline (Oakland, CA) AH
Skyline (Oakland, CA) AH on a 3-0
Owen L Coon Memorial Debates at Northwestern 2/4/2017 Open RD 5 Georgetown KL Missouri - Kansas City AT AFF Georgetown KL
Owen L Coon Memorial Debates at Northwestern 2/4/2017 Open RD 6 Kentucky LS Wake Forest SV NEG Wake Forest SV
Owen L Coon Memorial Debates at Northwestern 2/4/2017 Open RD 7 Cal State Fullerton HJ Binghamton YA NEG Binghamton YA
Owen L Coon Memorial Debates at Northwestern 2/4/2017 Open DBLS Kansas DR Baylor BC NEG Baylor BC
Kansas DR on a 4-1
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton 1/7/2017 OPEN 4 Georgetown GL Texas BP NEG Texas BP
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton 1/7/2017 OPEN 5 Oklahoma PS Texas HS NEG Texas HS
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton 1/7/2017 OPEN Doubles Indiana FH Georgetown KL NEG Georgetown KL
Georgetown KL on a 3-0
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton 1/7/2017 OPEN Octos Wake Forest AS Kansas DR AFF Wake Forest AS
Wake Forest AS on a 3-0
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton 1/7/2017 OPEN Quarters Wake Forest AS Kentucky BT AFF Wake Forest AS
Wake Forest AS on a 2-1
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton 1/7/2017 OPEN Finals Wake Forest AS Georgetown KL NEG Georgetown KL
Georgetown KL on a 2-1
USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2017 Var 1 Binghamton YA Georgetown KL NEG Georgetown KL
USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2017 Var 3 Georgetown MS Missouri - Kansas City AT NEG Missouri - Kansas City AT
USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2017 Var 6 West Georgia MJ Southern California BS NEG Southern California BS
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/19/2016 SHIR RD 1 Missouri - Kansas City HJ Kentucky BT NEG Kentucky BT
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/19/2016 SHIR RD 2 Emory DP Florida AS AFF Emory DP
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/19/2016 SHIR DBLS Texas BP Harvard AM AFF Texas BP
Texas BP on a 3-2
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/19/2016 SHIR OCTS Wake Forest AS Kentucky NA NEG Kentucky NA
Kentucky NA on a 3-2
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/29/2016 Open RD 2 Oklahoma SS Puget Sound FQ NEG Puget Sound FQ
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/29/2016 Open RD 3 Texas SC Gonzaga SW NEG Gonzaga SW
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/29/2016 Open RD 5 Arizona State FV Georgetown KK NEG Georgetown KK
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/29/2016 Open RD 6 Nevada Las Vegas AK Emory LM AFF Nevada Las Vegas AK
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/29/2016 Open DOUBLES Georgetown KL Oklahoma JW NEG Oklahoma JW
Oklahoma JW on a 2-1
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/29/2016 Open OCTOS Texas KS Oklahoma JW NEG Oklahoma JW
Oklahoma JW on a 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 PD 1 Kinkaid BR Trinity Valley LL NEG Trinity Valley LL
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 PD 3 Bishop Guertin KV Albuquerque AS NEG Albuquerque AS
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 PD 4 Liberal Arts and Science MS Kapaun Mount Carmel EH NEG Kapaun Mount Carmel EH
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 PD 5 Layton BN Coppell CD NEG Coppell CD
Kentucky College Tournament 9/28/2016 Open 3 Texas KK Liberty OR AFF Texas KK
Kentucky College Tournament 9/28/2016 Open 6 Wake Forest NW Baylor RW AFF Wake Forest NW
Kentucky College Tournament 9/28/2016 Open 8 West Georgia CC Harvard DG AFF West Georgia CC
Kentucky College Tournament 9/28/2016 Open Doubles West Georgia CC Wake Forest AS NEG Wake Forest AS
Wake Forest AS on a 3-0
Georgia State University 9/17/2016 JV 1 Liberty BW Emory PZ AFF Liberty BW
Georgia State University 9/17/2016 OPEN 6 Liberty BD West Georgia CC AFF Liberty BD
Georgia State University 9/17/2016 OPEN Doubles West Georgia CC Wake Forest CR AFF West Georgia CC
Wake Forest CR on a 2-1
Georgia State University 9/17/2016 OPEN Quarters Emory GK Wake Forest AS AFF Emory GK
Emory GK on a 2-1
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var 1 Fullerton Union GK New Trier KW AFF Fullerton Union GK
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var 3 Lexington ZK Spokane Independent GV NEG Spokane Independent GV
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var 6 Chattahoochee AM New Trier SY AFF Chattahoochee AM
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var Doubles Westwood NG Calhoun FF AFF Westwood NG
Westwood NG on a 3-0
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var Quarters Georgetown Day BS Johns Creek LW AFF Georgetown Day BS
Georgetown Day BS on a 3-2
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL 1 FFRSV Wong & Wong PT Liu & Fanaswaia NEG PT Liu & Fanaswaia
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL 2 BFHLR Bajwa & Richey HJPPV Glancy & Salehitezangi AFF BFHLR Bajwa & Richey
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL 3 HJPPV Steiner & Diamondis FFRSV Ernst & Xue NEG FFRSV Ernst & Xue
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL 4 FFRSV Li & Safieddine BFHLR Brannen & Kuang NEG BFHLR Brannen & Kuang
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL 5 CPPRW Pierry & Sudesh HJPPV Kaplan & Barton NEG HJPPV Kaplan & Barton
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL 6 PT Shin & Bhangle FFRSV Gao & Zhang NEG FFRSV Gao & Zhang
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL Octos BFHLR Bajwa & Richey HJPPV Kaplan & Barton NEG HJPPV Kaplan & Barton
HJPPV Kaplan & Barton on a 3-0
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL Semis BFHLR Levin & Bates BFHLR Mnushkin & Jacobs NEG BFHLR Mnushkin & Jacobs
BFHLR Mnushkin & Jacobs on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake 12/18/2015 CX 2 Walter Payton CP PY Rowland Hall-St. Mark's GL NEG Rowland Hall-St. Mark's GL
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake 12/18/2015 CX 5 Traverse City Central CF St Paul GS AFF Traverse City Central CF
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake 12/18/2015 CX Doubles WDM Valley HH Walter Payton CP BC NEG Walter Payton CP BC
Walter Payton CP BC on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake 12/18/2015 CX Octafinal Walter Payton CP BC Denver independent RW AFF Walter Payton CP BC
Walter Payton CP BC on a 2-1
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX 2 Wylie E. Groves GM New Trier HS NEG New Trier HS
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX 4 Mount Vernon Presbyterian MM USN KW NEG USN KW
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX 5 Wylie E. Groves GS Oakwood ER NEG Oakwood ER
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX 6 Calhoun BF New Trier DS AFF Calhoun BF
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX Doubles Johns Creek LD New Trier HS NEG New Trier HS
Johns Creek LD on a 2-1
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX Octos Calhoun KS Walter Payton CP BC NEG Walter Payton CP BC
Walter Payton CP BC on a 3-0
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX 1 Damien JR Barstow FM NEG Barstow FM
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX 3 Kinkaid RR Homestead LS AFF Kinkaid RR
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX 4 Iowa City ZW Little Rock Central WW NEG Little Rock Central WW
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX 6 Meadows BN St. Vincent De Paul HM NEG St. Vincent De Paul HM
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX Sextos Notre Dame PC Head Royce PC NEG Head Royce PC
Head Royce PC on a 2-1
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX Octos St. Vincent De Paul HM Walter Payton CP BC AFF St. Vincent De Paul HM
St. Vincent De Paul HM on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 SRR 3 Walter Payton CP Brahin & Cusick Little Rock Central Williams & Woods NEG Little Rock Central Williams & Woods
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 JRR 4 Wayzata Methi & Jain Montgomery Bell Kaplan & Rosenthal NEG Montgomery Bell Kaplan & Rosenthal
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Rd 1 Head Royce DM Lane Tech College Prep H.S. Ro AFF Head Royce DM
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Rd 2 Seaholm SS Barstow FM NEG Barstow FM
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Rd 3 Lane Tech College Prep H.S. BM Head Royce CP NEG Head Royce CP
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Rd 4 Whitney M. Young Magnet JR Chattahoochee MZ NEG Chattahoochee MZ
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Rd 5 Lane Tech College Prep H.S. CM Chicago Lab Schools BJ NEG Chicago Lab Schools BJ
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Dbls Homewood-Flossmoor LH Chattahoochee MZ AFF Homewood-Flossmoor LH
Homewood-Flossmoor LH on a 3-0
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Octas Traverse City Central CF Chicago Lab Schools RC NEG Chicago Lab Schools RC
Chicago Lab Schools RC on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL 1 KM WS Buckman and Kirby NEG Buckman and Kirby
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL 2 KM HL Groves GW NEG Groves GW
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL 3 MAGS JR HJPV MB AFF MAGS JR
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL 4 McShack RY HJPV KJ NEG HJPV KJ
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL 5 Hybrid FR BEFJR FM NEG BEFJR FM
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL 6 HJPV RK BEFJR MF NEG BEFJR MF
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL Dubs BEFJR LW MAGS PT NEG MAGS PT
MAGS PT on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL Oct Spark-Li HJPV MJ NEG HJPV MJ
Spark-Li on a 2-1
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL Quarters HJPV BL MAGS PT NEG MAGS PT
MAGS PT on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL Semis MAGS RY MAGS PT NEG MAGS PT
MAGS PT on a 3-0
Tournament of Champions 4/25/2015 CX 5 St. Vincent De Paul CH Green Valley HZ NEG Green Valley HZ
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX 1 Glenbrook North ST Ransom Everglades CF AFF Glenbrook North ST
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX 2 Pace BR Von Steuben CE AFF Pace BR
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX 5 Chattahoochee SW Chicago Lab Schools BC NEG Chicago Lab Schools BC
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX 6 Wylie E. Groves OR Iowa City West HR AFF Wylie E. Groves OR
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX 7 Ransom Everglades PB Chicago Lab Schools RN NEG Chicago Lab Schools RN
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX Quarters Pace LS Glenbrook North HR AFF Pace LS
Pace LS on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX 1 Dowling Catholic WZ Iowa City WW AFF Dowling Catholic WZ
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX 2 Glenbrook South Ke New Trier BW AFF Glenbrook South Ke
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 3 StIgn CH UniPre DK NEG UniPre DK
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 4 Uniof LZ Alphar TW NEG Alphar TW
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 5 NilWes CC GleSou DK NEG GleSou DK
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 6 MaiEas LP GleSou KK AFF MaiEas LP