National Speech and Debate Tournament

2018 — Fort Lauderdale, FL/US

Alyssa Reinhardt Paradigm

Lincoln Douglas

Your experience with LD Debate (check all that apply)

Experienced LD judge
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 is a major factor in my evaluation

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 key argument in the round/91 = Not necessary
9 = Always necessary

Please describe your personal note-taking during the round


Additional remarks:

I keep a rigorous flow

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I prefer a traditional, values-centered LD debate. I discourage K and/or theory. Evidence is important, but I don't want a policy debate. Be respectful of your opponent and judges. Brisk conversational speed is fine, but do not spread. I will only flow what I can clearly understand. Signposting and tag lines are a big part of a clear argument.