National Speech and Debate Tournament

2018 — Fort Lauderdale, FL/US

Ramkumar Kozhikote Paradigm

Lincoln Douglas

Your experience with LD Debate (check all that apply)

Community judge

How many years have you judged LD debate?


How many LD rounds have you judged this year?


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?


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


Rebuttals and Crystallization

It may be a factor depending on its use in the round

Voting issues should be given:


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 most arguments in the round/91 = Not necessary
9 = Always necessary

Please describe your personal note-taking during the round


Additional remarks:

I keep detailed notes throughout the round

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I am a parent judge with limited experience judging. Please explain arguments clearly and keep them simple. Have clear weighing and signposting for value, criterion, and contentions. Voting issues and reasons to prefer are highly appreciated. I want to hear well-warranted arguments and impacts, and I prefer traditional LD debate. I do not believe spreading or progressive debate (flashing, etc.) is acceptable. Speech communication is an integral part of this event so you must present your case well verbally; I will not read your case.