Kate Carroll Paradigm

Last changed 9 November 2019 9:24 AM CDT

If you're not going to be cordial and polite, do not expect exceptional speaks. The "best" debater is a reflection of skill, execution, and decorum.

(be kind or go home)

and yes, I would like to be on the email chain katecarroll4[at]gmail[dot]com

TOC 2019 PF:

showing up to rounds when they are supposed to start, or late without good reason is disrespectful to your competitors, your judges, and the tournament hosts. if a team shows up late, or exactly when the round is supposed to start, they will automatically forfeit the flip.

Refer to Christian Vasquez’s Paradigm for the PF translation of my philosophy.

• I will flow, clarity is important, and arguments must be impacted.

• Paraphrasing in front of me is not a good idea.

• Winning a defensive argument does not mean that you win the debate. I consider a turn that is not impacted as a defensive argument.

• Offense to me means impacts, you can interpret that as consequences.

• Terminal impacts do not need to be held to the threshold of nuclear war, but they also need to be more than "econ decline is bad." Your impact explanation should (at the bare minimum) look something like this: "econ decline is bad because XYZ happens"

This debate is about the resolution/topic: being a good/bad idea. This debate is not about the hypothetical implementation of any plan. there is no such thing as "fiat" in PF because there is no plan.

MOST IMPORANTLY:

"Strike me if you're not going to read cards. These are cards. If I have to ask for a card at the end of the round and what you show me isn't close to that, I'm just not considering it for the round. I'll just evaluate my flow as if it wasn't there.

Telling me that you've summarized this part and that part of a 40 page PDF is ridiculous. More than half the time the article isn't about the actual debate topic and you're just hoping no one calls you out for it. Paraphrasing in public forum is out of control and it's really become intellectually dishonest.

Here's even a link to Verbatim, a macro template that works with Microsoft Word so that card cutting is really easy."

Policy: JV/Novice Specific:

I try to be more of a teacher than a judge. I believe that it's part of my role to make sure that you're using best practices, and that both teams have an idea of what is going on in the round.

if you show me your flows and they're good, I could give you extra speaker points.

that being said:

you must have a full debate with all 4 constructive speeches and all 4 rebuttals. you have to try.

I'm willing to be flexible, if you need something ask. If you're confused about the structure or how to do things, or need tech help let me know.

general policy things:

  • Clarity is important and will be reflected in speaks. I will not hesitate to yell clear if I am having trouble understanding you.
  • Be on time! start the debate on time! if you're late absent a compelling reason it will negatively impact your speaks.
  • I'll listen to anything, but in the spirit of best judging practices it’s good to know that I am not the best judge for niche kritiks
  • in order to win the debate you must win the line by line
  • Be nice to each other, will be reflected in speaks if you're a jerk to your partner/opponent
  • Pet peeve-when sides call the advantages/off case different things. don't do that
  • Tech over truth
  • If your overview is longer than 1 min it's no longer an overview, it's just a waste of your time. put the link overview on the link debate, the uniqueness overview w/the uniqueness debate, etc.
  • You must impact dropped args/args in general
  • Generally think t is not a question of solvency, I am easily convinced that limits are good.
  • Reading wipeout, Schopenhauer, death good, time cube, and/or death cult in front of me is a waste of your time.
  • Conditionality is meh, the argument for 3 being bad is a lot more compelling than 2 ill default to in round abuse. but will likely not be compelled to vote on two is abusive.
  • You must extend an interpretation and violation or CI if you're going for T!!!!!!!!!
  • I'd prefer email chains to flashing 1) faster, 2) no worries about viruses and 3) less prep thievery
  • I believe that card clipping is a reason to reject the team, but you must have coherent evidence (audio/video recording). If I catch you I will call you out and you will lose the debate (If the other team doesn't notice or calls you out). The team card clipping will get zero speaks. If you choose to stake the debate on this violation I will evaluate the evidence and if there is substantial evidence the team that card clips will lose the debate. Substantial evidence is an audio recording.

do your thing, do it well and I'll vote for you.

I would rather you not read a plan text than read a meaningless plan text. Either be policy or don't be policy, the in-between sacrifices a lot of offense.

If you are a debater that reads non-traditional arguments know a few things:
1. you still have to win the line by line to win the debate, regardless if it is on FW or the aff.
2. you must answer all relevant theory arguments
3. "help" me flow, frame things from an impact/link/etc. perspective.


if you have any questions for me, ask.

regardless:


I will still vote for you if you win the debate. (absent any sorts of cheating/card clipping)

fun facts:
my favorite topic in hs was the transportation topic
I lost to one off t-its once as a sophomore
favorite color is green

Wayzata 14'
University of Minnesota 18

email me if there's any other questions katecarroll4[at]gmail[dot]com

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PF Quarte University KK Marist SV Pro Pro 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PF Octafi Walt Whitman LO Horace Mann MM Con Con 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PF Double Walt Whitman RA Wayland WW Con Con 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PF Triple Edgemont MM Edina NT Pro Pro 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PFRR R5 St Michael Albertville SA La Salle CS Pro Pro 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PFRR R3 Marist SV Plano West Sr LY Pro Pro 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF Octa Montgomery Blair TK Richard Montgomery HZ Con Pro 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF Doub Dougherty Valley KP St Michael Albertville SA Pro Pro 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF Triple Marist OW Fairmont Prep GS Con Con 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R6 Chaska OV Dougherty Valley SK Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R5 Ravenwood BJ Carmel Valley Independent LM Pro
MDTA Jamboree HS 2019-09-21 VPF R5 Eagan AK SPA HM Neg
MDTA Jamboree HS 2019-09-21 JVPF R4 Anoka MV Edina CY Neg
MDTA Jamboree HS 2019-09-21 JVPF R3 SPA CA Eastview RI Neg
MDTA Jamboree HS 2019-09-21 JVPF R2 Blaine AS Eastview KN Neg
MDTA Jamboree HS 2019-09-21 JVPF R1 Eastview GA East Ridge BY Aff
Minnesota Classic C 2019-09-13 R5 Whitman BC Missouri KF Aff
Minnesota Classic C 2019-09-13 R4 Whitman CD McKendree JM Aff
Minnesota Classic C 2019-09-13 R3 Minnesota KK McKendree SG Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF Quarte Francesca Lupi & Avalon Dalesandro Kevin Zeng & Adriana Kim Aff Aff 5-0
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF Octofi Zoe Spicer & Nathaniel Yoon Numair Razzak & Martand Bhagavatula Neg Neg 3-2
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R9 Forum PSF Goodwin & Morris Forum SKS Grossman & Pozil Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R8 Summit VGH Bagdy & Meyers Summit FMK Kamalakantha & Shufer Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R7 Ryan Song & Saarang Ramabhadran Josh Wolk & Catherine Liao Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R7 Gregory Cohen & Sean Behling Lucas Bowerman & Rylen Patel Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R7 Apex BWW Jaisinghani & Balaje Forum ODL Chang & Ren Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R7 Forum SCM Nahas & Ekpenyong Symposium CCW Tretiak & Kumar Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R6 Summit MZK Walker & Vance Apex FMJ Lupi & Dalesandro Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R6 Rhea Karty & Michelle Zhang Cole Flaherty & Enya Liz Cid Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R6 Bryan Benitez & Kenny Zhu Grant Hess & Jonathan Lin Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R5 Apex BWW Jansen & Cresap Summit AKS Gupta & Jones Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R4 Forum MCP Nelson & Clemans-Cope Forum SKS Cohn & Chang Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R4 Apex FMJ Luo & Dintzner Apex BWW Hu & Zhao Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R3 Aditya Kumar & Michael Chen Stefan Boone & Ben Kirsch Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R3 Summit MZK Wen & Tang Summit SDS Flaherty & Cid Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R3 Forum MBN Smith & Ganesan Forum MCP Mishra & Yuan Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R2 Summit CCG Dey Meyer & Meyer Summit CCG Battle & Allen Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R2 Chris Yang & Dominik Hunter Jessica Pan & Joel George Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R2 Miles Dintzner & Jason Luo Shruthi Kotha & Michelle Ma Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R1 Summit CCG Shilts & Mirza Summit CCG Warrier & Nair Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R1 Riley Friedenberg & Nathan Lee Vivian Yellen & Aaron Liu Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 PF R7 N278 N253 Pro Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 PF R7 N297 N164 Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 PF R1 N160 N326 Pro Pro 2-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG Octofi Lake Highland Prep KO Campbell Hall DL Pro Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R6 Clayton-Bradley CC Plano West MR Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R5 BASIS Silicon Valley IS Dougherty Valley KS Pro
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2019-04-13 PF R3 Poly Prep Country Day HL Quarry Lane AA Pro
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2019-04-13 PF R2 Quarry Lane VS Hawken LG Pro
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2019-04-13 PF R2 Marist SV Cranbrook ZR Pro
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2018-12-14 CX Octafi New Trier AK Glenbrook North DF Neg Neg 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2018-12-14 CX R7 Rosemount NR Millard West FW Aff
MDTA JVNovice State Championship HS 2018-11-30 NPF Finals SPA JH Eastview NQ Pro Pro 2-1
MDTA JVNovice State Championship HS 2018-11-30 NPF Octos Eastview CR Edina JE Con Con 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-17 VCX Semis Greenhill AE Montgomery Bell BH Neg Aff 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-17 VCX R7 Shawnee Mission East RC Okemos RZ Aff
Southern Minnesota District Tournament HS 2018-11-14 CX R2 Eagan LS Rosemount Sr PS Aff
Southern Minnesota District Tournament HS 2018-11-14 CX R1 Eagan KH Rosemount Sr RN Neg
Tamar Kaplan Invitational at Highland Park MN HS 2018-11-09 VAR R6 Edina BS Minneapolis South PF Neg Neg 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2018-11-02 VPF Double Lakeville North SH Fairmont Prep GB Con Con 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2018-11-02 VPF R6 Homewood-Flossmoor AV Eagan HL Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2018-11-02 VPF R5 Duluth East HW Eastview CS Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2018-11-02 VPF R4 Montgomery Blair ZD College Prep BG Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2018-11-02 VPF R3 James Madison Memorial GS Poly Prep Country Day LW Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2018-11-02 VPF R2 St John's GY Evanston BH Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2018-11-02 VPF R1 Anderson ErCa SF Roosevelt JV Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF Quarte Mission San Jose MK Walt Whitman MM Pro Con 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF Runoff Newton South GS Archbishop Mitty KV Con Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R6 Cypress Bay KN Charlotte Latin LS Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R5 Millard North SN Nova DS Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R4 Altamont CZ Lincoln-Sudbury Regional CS Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R2 Millburn BM Dougherty Valley KJ Con
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX R6 Minneapolis Washburn DK Peninsula JK Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX R5 Peninsula LL Cypress Bay LR Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX R4 Thomas Jefferson HSST ST Rowland Hall-St Mark AG Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX R3 Peninsula ST Edgemont SM Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX R2 Peninsula FG New Trier EK Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic HS 2017-12-08 CX R6 Blue Valley Southwest LK New Trier EK Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic HS 2017-12-08 CX R5 Niles West CB West Des Moines Valley BM Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic HS 2017-12-08 CX R3 Northside CP RS Niles North SB Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic HS 2017-12-08 CX R2 Walter Payton CP BV Iowa City West TK Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic HS 2017-12-08 CX R1 Cedar Rapids Washington ST Wylie E. Groves BM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VCX R5 Isidore Newman QD Marquette Univ MS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VCX R4 La Salle MM H.H. Dow WD Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VCX R3 Gulliver Prep PG Highland Park (Dallas) MK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VCX R1 Evanston Twp MJ Blue Valley Southwest EM Aff
Tamar Kaplan Invitational at Highland Park HS 2017-11-10 VAR R5 Edina DA Blake RY Neg
Tamar Kaplan Invitational at Highland Park HS 2017-11-10 VAR R4 Minneapolis Washburn DK Wayzata IH Aff
Tamar Kaplan Invitational at Highland Park HS 2017-11-10 VAR R3 South HS - Minneapolis MN Highland Park Senior SD Aff
Tamar Kaplan Invitational at Highland Park HS 2017-11-10 VAR R1 Edina SK Highland Park Senior KG Aff
Valley Mid America Cup HS 2017-09-23 Pol R6 Edina YY Niles West BC Neg
Valley Mid America Cup HS 2017-09-23 Pol R4 St. Ignatius CP CM Niles West HK Aff
Valley Mid America Cup HS 2017-09-23 Pol R3 Marquette Univ DM Iowa City West JW Neg
Valley Mid America Cup HS 2017-09-23 Pol R2 Marquette Univ TS Niles West CS Neg
Valley Mid America Cup HS 2017-09-23 Pol R1 Iowa City West TK Edina KQ Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL ADW Glenbrook South RS College Prep JM Neg Neg 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R3 New Trier BW Notre Dame CP Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R2 Greenhill WM College Prep KX Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R1 Johns Creek RL Niles West TP Aff
Michigan Summer Institute HS 2015-08-04 POL Dubs MAGS IJ Little Rock Central WW Aff Aff 3-0
Michigan Summer Institute HS 2015-08-04 POL R6 MAGS CR BEFJR AF Aff
Michigan Summer Institute HS 2015-08-04 POL R5 BEFJR CC ZP Evan-Abigail Aff
Michigan Summer Institute HS 2015-08-04 POL R4 GHJMP SD McShack FT Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 2015-08-04 POL R3 Hybrid BK KM SM Aff
Michigan Summer Institute HS 2015-08-04 POL R2 BEFJR FM ZP Dana-Bryan Aff
Michigan Summer Institute HS 2015-08-04 POL R1 McShack DC Hybrid FR Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX R5 St. Andrew's Episcopal AR Maine East H.S. AP Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX R3 Glenbrook South DR Greenhill DK Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX R2 Lafayette JS Chattahoochee DS Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R6 Chicago Lab Schools BC Appleton East KS Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R4 New Trier BL Thomas Kelly CC Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R2 Thomas Kelly TC Glenbrook South CS Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R1 Glenbrook South CL Lexington ZH Neg