National Speech and Debate Tournament

2018 — Fort Lauderdale, FL/US

Deb Fink Paradigm

Lincoln Douglas

Your experience with LD Debate (check all that apply)

Former LD coach
Speech coach
No LD experience

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?

4
 

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

N

Rebuttals and Crystallization

It is the primary means by which I make my decision
 

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

4

Additional remarks:

I write down the key arguments throughout the round

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I like a professional and polite debate. Clash is good. I want to be able to understand all you are saying. Tell me why you should win.