Cherish Recera Paradigm

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Cherish Recera

I was a Lincoln-Douglas Debater for all 4 years at Carl Sandburg High School (Class of 2017). I occasionally did Public Forum and Congress as well.

I am coaching Parliamentary debaters at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Class of 2021). From time to time, I'll compete in Lincoln-Douglas, but, at the moment, I am mostly judging, mentoring, and handling public relations.

Please put me on the email chain: cherishrecera@gmail.com

November/December 2019 NSDA LD Resolution: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels.

1. Explain Evidence Thoroughly

Cards are just cards if a debater does not provide insight as to how these pieces of evidence mean anything for their case or even for the resolution at large. Explain why the evidence brought up matters. For me, content is what counts. I am more likely to weigh evidence if the content is thoroughly covered and does have a fair impact in the round.

2. Topicality

Do not expect me to vote on T if it is done wrong. T is a question of "is the Affirmation topical." Read cards on it. Do not use T as a time skew. If you choose to run T, make sure that you have a version of the Affirmation that is topical.

3. CP/DA

I will vote on these if they are convincing and if compelling evidence is explained to back up the argument. Simply make sure that they are actually competitive against the Affirmation, and tell me why I should vote on it. As for the Affirmative side, please explain why I should vote accordingly with your own evidence and reasoning.

4. K

Generally speaking, I am not a fan of the Kritik. If you use K, explain it as clearly as possible since K should never be used to (A) make yourself, as a debater, sound more like a genius or (B) to force your opponent to respond to it, even if it isn't topical (that's just abusive argumentation).

5. Theory

If run well, I will weigh it in the round. "Reject the argument, not the team" is generally sufficient, but I am familiar with most theory if others are used. That being said, still explain the reason why the theory argument applies; do not leave it underdeveloped.

6. The Standard Framework (Value and Value Criterion)

Your framework exists for a reason, so I expect you to clearly connect your contentions back to your value criterion and then to your value (think of it as a linking chain). Contentions contain smaller arguments for why your V/VC is the most ideal/most pertinent/most important etc. Make your lines of reasoning explicit. I may have an idea as to where you're going with your thoughts, but I can't write down these said ideas if you don't fully elaborate on them yourself.

Other Notes:

I'm generally okay with speed. If you're going too fast, I will put down my pen so you know that you have to slow down in order for me to follow your points.

Anything you say after the time is up will not be written down on the flow.

Speak up, but don't yell.

Follow your roadmaps. If you have to divert, be clear about where you are going on the flow. However, I do appreciate when debaters "write the flow for me," especially towards the end of the round.

I'm open to any argument as long as it is not obtuse or offensive. Trigger warnings should be given for sensitive content. If you do not explicitly say "Trigger warning" before such content, expect to lose speaker points.

As always, be respectful towards your opponent. If you have any questions about your case, debate in general, or want to talk about college life, feel free to find me at the tournament or email me.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R7 Durham AA Barrington OG Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R7 Presentation NB Scarsdale WC Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R6 Cypress Bay PS Brophy SA Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R6 Pine Crest Prep LS Fishers EA Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R4 Whitmer KI Rosemount Sr CP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R3 Cardinal Gibbons ZD McDowell KP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R3 Minnetonka NT Oakland Catholic LW Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R2 Harvard-Westlake CC Fishers RB Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R2 Little Rock Central GR Moore ES Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R1 Mountain Brook CG Appleton East SM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R1 Minnetonka SW Evanston Twp CC Neg
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD Semis AE 4001 AZ 4036 Neg Aff on a 2-1
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD Octos BW 4033 AJ 4004 Neg Aff on a 2-1
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R5 BS 4029 BD 4026 Neg
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R5 BP 4019 CG 4047 Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R4 AE 4003 AJ 4005 Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R3 CG 4044 BS 4031 Aff
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R3 AF 4018 AJ 4004 Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R2 BL 4038 AK 4008 Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R2 AE 4000 BL 4039 Neg
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R1 AE 4002 BS 4030 Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R1 BD 4023 BS 4032 Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 Minnetonka CH Mountain Brook DC Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Lakeville South MH Oakwood School - North Hollywood AO Neg
Charger Challenge 11/17/2018 2 JVLD R5 WilFre JK AmoAlo LA Neg
Charger Challenge 11/17/2018 3 N LD R4 WilFre EY NewTri BR Neg
Charger Challenge 11/17/2018 3 N LD R3 NewTri JC WilFre KJ Neg
Charger Challenge 11/17/2018 1 V LD R2 Palati ND WilFre RC Aff
Charger Challenge 11/17/2018 1 V LD R1 AmoAlo SK Homewo EM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R6 St. Andrew's Episcopal CM McDowell SK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R2 Nova KA Bellarmine College Prep AP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R2 Chanhassen ER Carroll HS - Southlake AP Neg
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 10/7/2017 2JVLD R4 William Fremd KZ Barrington AA Neg
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 10/7/2017 1VLD R3 Schaumburg SA William Fremd AR Neg
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 10/7/2017 1VLD R2 Palatine AQ Schaumburg SP Neg
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 10/7/2017 2JVLD R1 College Preparatory School of America (CPSA) FA Schaumburg MM Neg