National Speech and Debate Tournament

2018 — Fort Lauderdale, FL/US

Kathryn Gross Paradigm

Lincoln Douglas

Your experience with LD Debate (check all that apply)

Experienced LD judge
Current Public Forum coach or judge

How many years have you judged LD debate?

3

How many LD rounds have you judged this year?

0-10

What is your preferred rate of delivery?

/91 = Slow conversational style
9 = Rapid conversation speed
 

Does the rate of delivery weigh heavily in your decision?

 

Will you vote against a student solely for exceeding your preferred speed?

How important is the criterion in making your decision?

6
 

Do you feel that a value and criterion are required elements of a case?

N

Rebuttals and Crystallization

It is a major factor in my evaluation
 

Voting issues should be given:

Y
 

The use of jargon or technical language ("extend", "cross-apply", "turn", etc.) during rebuttals:

 

Final rebuttals should include:

 

Voting issues are:

How do you decide the winner of the round?

How necessary do you feel the use of evidence (both analytical and empirical) is in the round?

I decide who is the winner of the key argument in the round/91 = Not necessary
9 = Always necessary

Please describe your personal note-taking during the round

8

Additional remarks:

I keep detailed notes throughout the round

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Lincoln Douglas debate must be organized and my judging is based upon who supports their claims the best and has a more practical methodology in solving the issue. Evidence is key in convincing me that you have solvency to the issue that outweighs your opponent. I appreciate respectful debate that clearly addresses the issue.