Shahina Chatur Paradigm

Last changed 1/19 2:21P CST

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Colleyville '21 (half of the VCX team). I'm usually the 1A/2N, and I've been doing CX for the past 3 years (threw in some WSD and LD here and there). If you have any specific questions before the round, ask me!!

tl;dr: I'm good with whatever you want to run, just make sure you explain them well enough so I know what's being run and why it should matter.

have fun!! you're going to miss this next year :(

** the flu is big bad and i'm not trying to get sick. so fistbumps >> shaking my hand

** Specifics **

Tech > Truth


I help coach the GCISD middle school WSD team and occasionally debate it, so I know a little bit about what I'm doing. I believe that World Schools should be more of a conversation/discussion, DON'T spread (this is NOT policy or LD). You should be interacting with arguments and giving comparative analysis. On the other hand, do what you want; just remember that style points are worth a lot more and I stick to the rubric. Give me a cohesive narrative throughout all 4 speeches.


I don't usually do pf. BUT Colleyville has more PF teams than we do CX teams, and almost all of my friends do PF, so I know what the topic entails, and the basic arguments that are being run on the topic. Do whatever you want; if you choose to talk fast (like wanna-be policy debater Alex Lee), go for it. You probably won't be able to outspread me.

Katherine pretty much sums up my paradigm in terms of PF. Feel free to just look at her paradigm if mine is unclear in any way.

Send me the evidence you're going to be reading before you read it. It's not that I can't follow what you're saying; it saves a little bit of time (so I don't have to call for cards at the end of the round).

One more thing; don't run a K or CP in PF. I'm fine with theory and maybe topicality, but Ks and CPs are a big no no.


Please go line by line. Debate off of your flow. Extend cards instead of reading new ones. INTERACT WITH OTHER ARGUMENTS ON THE F L O W


Go for it. I NEED impact calc! Do the risks matter? Do they outweigh the aff's impacts? I don’t know, you tell me


These are great, but you NEED to explain why it solves better than the plan. Don't just say "cOuNtEr pLaN sOLvEs" and expect me to vote on it. Same thing with perms too; tell me why the cp can or cannot be passed with the plan.


Ks are fun, and my favorite type of rounds to debate/watch/judge. I like hearing why I should reject the idealism of the status quo. Sometimes K debates get muddy if there aren't specific links to the aff. That being said, I'll vote on a generic link if it's insufficiently answered or dropped.

I've read most of the general K lit, and have a general idea as to what the main idea is, but I have debated more Fem, Cap, and Psychoanalysis lit in my past 3 years of debate. This shouldn't stop you from running the K that you were planning to. That being said, don't just assume I know EVERYTHING about the philosophies of Nietzsche or Bataille.

PLEASE give me reasons why the alt solves better than the plan and why it matters. In terms perms, make sure you tell me what the perm does and what it looks like; if I don't know what the perm does then I'm probably not going to vote on it.

ROTBs AND ROTJs are also pretty litty in K debates and help frame the round; use them, please :)


I LOVE good T debates. I hate bad T debates. I need to know why the other team violates and why that hurts you in the round, not some wack reason like "their interp makes the round less fun”.

** Misc **


I start at a 27 and work my way from there. You probably won't be getting anything lower than a 27, unless you're rude in round.

If you can make me laugh I’ll bump your speaks... Any jokes about Judy Zhu, Alex Lee, Katelynne Shadman, Michael Wong or any of Colleyville kids will result in +.5 speaker points. I’m also cool with sarcasm/shade when appropriate, just don't be rude :)

It is not your place to tell your opponents to flow better. Apparently, this is a new thing in both novice and varsity debate, and it's extremely disrespectful. I'll dock speaks if you do this; please be civil.

Please don't stand outside of the round prepping with your varsity members if the round was supposed to start 5 minutes ago. You'll do just fine, let's get the round started.

Being a jerk to your opponents will be rewarded with really low speaks (as said before)... Saying really stupid things like racism good, sexism good, genocide good, etc. will be rewarded with FAT L (and a talk with your coach)


Speed is fine. Just be clear enough with tags so I can flow them. If you try spreading and I can't understand you, it'll be a big oof. I took this part from THE Dave Huston's paradigm (don't tell him) but, "if you are not clear, I will tell you so. If I have to tell you more than once, I will give much less weight to the argument than you wish me to do so."... Just do whatever you're comfortable with


Please don't be like my novices and forget to time your speech/cx/prep; it's really sad when I look up from my flow and figure out they've been giving a 1AC for 10 minutes (I promise they don't do that anymore)

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Coppell Cowboy Classic 1/17/2020 NCX Semis Greenhill MS Grapevine EM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Coppell Cowboy Classic 1/17/2020 NCX Partia Jesuit RT Coppell 9th OY Neg
Coppell Cowboy Classic 1/17/2020 NLD R4 John H Guyer PR Hebron IP Neg
Coppell Cowboy Classic 1/17/2020 NLD R4 Carroll Senior RG Coppell 9th CD Neg
Coppell Cowboy Classic 1/17/2020 NPF R3 Carroll Senior SB Hebron WP Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/1/2019 NCX R4 Trinity BG Crossings Christian CD Neg
Coppell Cowboy Classic 1/18/2019 NCX Semis Hebron KD Coppell 9th KS Aff Neg on a 2-1
Coppell Cowboy Classic 1/18/2019 NCX Quarte Coppell 9th KS Greenhill WS Aff
Coppell Cowboy Classic 1/18/2019 NCX R3 Jesuit MJ Neg
Coppell Cowboy Classic 1/18/2019 NCX R2 Greenhill WS Dallas Highland Park AR Aff