National Speech and Debate Tournament

2018 — Fort Lauderdale, FL/US

Chris Berdnik Paradigm

Lincoln Douglas

Your experience with LD Debate (check all that apply)

Current LD coach
Former LD competitor
Experienced LD judge
Former Policy debater
Collegiate Policy debater

How many years have you judged LD debate?

16

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?

N

Rebuttals and Crystallization

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

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

9

Additional remarks:

I keep a rigorous flow

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The best LD student I coached finished 8th at NSDAs in 2014. I do my best to present a blank slate to the debaters and to vote on the issues as they present them.