Anirudh Garg Paradigm

Last changed 6/17 9:12P UTC

General

I did LD for four years on the TFA circuit. I also did Extemp with equal vigor and had a brief jaunt in Congress.

LD

I'm down with speed so long as y'all flash me cases and stay clear. If I have to yell clear more than once, I will start deducting speaks. I'm decently familiar with Critical Lit and philosophy, but I still want you to explain your arguments like I'm a five-year-old. I'm mostly tabula rasa, but I will not stand any arguments extended without warrants. If you blip, your speaks dip (you'll probably lose the round too). I love performances, and I encourage you to run them, but I'm a harsh critic. I'm cool with theory debate and will vote off of it if the debate isn't too muddy. On T, I default to reasonability unless you can convince me otherwise. I give speaks from 26 to 29.9 based on the clarity of your arguments as well as your posturing and strategies. Rudeness will dock you speaks. Make me laugh, and I will give you an extra 0.5 point.

PF

I'm cool with speed and theory. I'm substance over rhetoric. If you want my ballot, give me a comprehensive and persuasive framework.

CX

Pretty much the same as LD.

Congress

I'm substance over speaking here. I don't care if you have the voice of an angel, if you make bad arguments with faulty reasoning, you aren't going to place. Also, don't yell at me; I can generally hear you from across the room. Don't BS sources, I'm lenient if you fumble dates, but I will drop the hammer on you for incorrect information.

Extemp

Same as Congress with the minor caveat being, I appreciate comedy more here than anywhere else (except of course in Interp). It won't supersede substance, but it may be a decision maker.

Big Questions

I want to see a clear articulation of your arguments that displays your familiarity with the topic. The topics are broad, and I encourage you to be creative with your arguments and introduce new and esoteric concepts while making them accessible. In addition to proper argumentation and refutation, I want to see a good explanation. I'm peeved by filler words and would appreciate you going slow if you can remove them from your speech.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 BQ R7 Q151 Q113 Aff Neg on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 BQ R7 Q121 Q111 Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 BQ R5 Q159 Q130 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 BQ R5 Q142 Q125 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 BQ Zero Q122 Q126 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 BQ Zero Q114 Q158 Neg
Plano West Wolf Classic 10/19/2018 NLD Q Greenhill YY Flower Mound AC Aff Neg on a 2-1
Plano West Wolf Classic 10/19/2018 NLD Octos Centennial HS - Frisco AV Flower Mound KC Aff
Plano West Wolf Classic 10/19/2018 NCX R3 Greenhill XB Coppell 9th SS Aff