Carl Schwartz Paradigm

Last changed 11/3 1:37P CDT

Events

I judge and coach LD, PF, and Congress.

Picking a Winner

When deciding the winner of a debate, I resolve the decision-making standards layer of the debate first and then use that standard to weigh impacts. If there is no standards debate or if I can't make sense of it, I use a cost/benefit analysis.

During the final speeches, the debaters should be explaining how I ought to write the "Reasons For Decision" part of my ballot.

Impacts

I am most persuaded by debaters who make purposeful arguments. You should be able to answer the question: "Why does this argument matter?"

Lacking purpose is a big problem in a lot of the LD rounds I judge. The value and criterion aren't independent reasons to negate or affirm. They just set up a decision-making standard I can use to weigh arguments.

Clash

The debaters need to respond to each others' arguments. I'm not impressed by clever methods for avoiding clash. Sometimes, agreeing to framework issues like definitions and standards creates better and more substantive clash.

Since each side is going to have costs and benefits, debaters need to do impact comparison/weighing. 

A lack of clash is a common problem in Congress. Needless clash over similar values/criteria is a problem in LD.

Clarity

I just won't evaluate arguments that I didn't understand. Debaters should speak at a conversational pace and make clear arguments.

Role Playing

The intended audience for PF Debate is the public, and debaters should present arguments as if they are attempting to persuade an informed and interested audience, not a Debate specialist.

Congressional Debaters should play the role of an adult legislator.

Arguments

LD and PF Debaters are relying too much on "cards" and flow technique in rebuttal speeches. I want to hear arguments, not references to arguments. For example, "Cross-apply the X card" is not an argument.

I'm most persuaded by arguments that reflect a thorough knowledge of the topic and its related literature.

Prep Time and Evidence Exchange

No cross-examination during prep time.

Debaters are responsible for the validity of the evidence they read and should have it available for review by their opponents and me. Evidence usage should comply with NSDA standards.

Decorum

Debate should be a civil exchange of ideas.

 

 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/7/2020 LD R5 161 205 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/7/2020 LD R4 162 205 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/7/2020 LD R3 157 162 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/7/2020 LD R2 205 163 Aff
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/7/2020 LD R1 159 161 Neg
Walk the Plank Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 1VLD R4 IL Math And Science AS College Preparatory School of America (CPSA) RK Neg
Walk the Plank Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 1VLD R3 IL Math And Science GW Palatine ND Neg
Walk the Plank Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 3NLD R1 Carl Sandburg MO Barrington MB Aff
Fenwick Friars Invitational 11/23/2019 1 OLD R5 Amos Alonzo Stagg LA IL Math And Science AS Aff
Fenwick Friars Invitational 11/23/2019 1 OLD R4 New Trier EL Homewood-Flossmoor NL Aff
Fenwick Friars Invitational 11/23/2019 2 NLD R3 Homewood-Flossmoor DR College Preparatory School of America (CPSA) SN Neg
Fenwick Friars Invitational 11/23/2019 2 NLD R2 Carl Sandburg NU Homewood-Flossmoor HJ Aff
Fenwick Friars Invitational 11/23/2019 1 OLD R1 Homewood-Flossmoor KS Buffalo Grove LS Neg
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD Finals BW 4033 AE 4001 Neg Neg on a 4-1
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD Qtrs BW 4033 CG 4044 Aff Aff on a 2-1
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD Octos BD 4025 CF 4040 Neg Aff on a 2-1
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R5 CG 4045 AP 4010 Aff
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R5 BL 4013 AE 4000 Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R4 AT 4014 BD 4024 Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R4 AJ 4006 AK 4009 Neg
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R2 BP 4049 AF 4017 Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R2 BW 4051 AJ 4005 Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R1 BD 4025 BL 4028 Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Community NJV State Championship 3/8/2019 JVLD SEMIS AZ 4014 AF 4005 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Illinois Debate Community NJV State Championship 3/8/2019 JVLD R5 AC 4002 AN 4016 Neg
Illinois Debate Community NJV State Championship 3/8/2019 JVLD R4 AZ 4013 AK 4007 Neg
Illinois Debate Community NJV State Championship 3/8/2019 JVLD R2 AE 4008 BH 4025 Neg
Illinois Debate Community NJV State Championship 3/8/2019 JVLD R1 BN 4028 BL 4026 Neg
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/2/2019 LD R5 Belvidere North Goymerac Barrington Pierga Neg Neg on a 2-1
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 PF Quarte Dexter AL Mount Si JJ Aff Neg on a 2-1
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 PF R4 Mount Si RH Loyola CL Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 PF R3 Lincoln CF British International School, South Loop OC Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 PF R2 Mount Si HM Dexter GR Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 PF R1 New Trier GO Belvidere North GC Neg
Fenwick Friars Invitational 12/15/2018 1 VPF R4 Carl Sandburg KS New Trier LL Neg
Fenwick Friars Invitational 12/15/2018 1 VPF R3 St Charles East KW Oak Park and River Forest MP Aff
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/3/2018 LD R2 Evanston Twp QH Barrington TS Aff
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/3/2018 LD R2 Holy Trinity NN New Trier MV Neg
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/3/2018 LD R1 Evanston Twp ES Belvidere North NG Neg
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/3/2018 LD R1 New Trier KM Evanston Twp GS Neg
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 10/7/2017 1VPF R4 Amos Alonzo Stagg MR William Fremd BP Neg
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 10/7/2017 3NPF R3 Intrinsic SR St. Patrick CT Aff
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 10/7/2017 2JVPF R2 William Fremd MK Intrinsic LS Aff
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 10/7/2017 2JVPF R1 College Preparatory School of America (CPSA) MA Palatine SA Neg
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/4/2017 LD R5 2001 2011 Aff Neg on a 2-1
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/4/2017 LD R4 2012 2001 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/4/2017 LD R2 2000 2010 Neg
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/4/2017 LD R1 2010 2003 Aff
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/4/2017 LD R1 2011 2002 Aff
William Fremd HS Viking Tournament 11/5/2016 LD R5 Libertyville ER William Fremd RC Aff
William Fremd HS Viking Tournament 11/5/2016 LD R4 New Trier PL Barrington HS D220 RS Aff
William Fremd HS Viking Tournament 11/5/2016 LD R3 Glenbrook North EK William Fremd JY Aff
William Fremd HS Viking Tournament 11/5/2016 LD R2 New Trier DP Homewood-Flossmoor TS Neg
William Fremd HS Viking Tournament 11/5/2016 LD R1 Libertyville SR Buffalo Grove FB Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VPF R5 Walt Whitman BD University School Ohio OM Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VPF R5 Sequoyah CM Greenhills BK Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VPF R4 Byram Hills AM Nova MD Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VPF R4 Evanston KM Chagrin Falls RC Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VPF R2 Red Mountain BG Pinecrest BJ Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VPF R2 Woodlands PR Kingwood LF Neg