National Speech and Debate Tournament

2018 — Fort Lauderdale, FL/US

Kim Stanley Paradigm

Lincoln Douglas

Your experience with LD Debate (check all that apply)

Current LD coach
Experienced LD judge
Current Public Forum coach or judge

How many years have you judged LD debate?

20

How many LD rounds have you judged this year?

11-20

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?

Y

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 person who persuaded me more of his/her position/91 = Not necessary
9 = Always necessary

Please describe your personal note-taking during the round

7

Additional remarks:

I keep a rigorous flow

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I don't mind jargon in the round, except I don't like plans, kritiks, and counterplans in Lincoln-Douglas. I much prefer the philosophical side of the debate. I want a value and criterion if they are supported in the case, don't want them if they are just a window dressing.