National Speech and Debate Tournament
2018 — Fort Lauderdale, FL/US
Todd Kessler Paradigm
Your experience with LD Debate (check all that apply)Current LD coach
Current Public Forum coach or judge
How many years have you judged LD debate?12
How many LD rounds have you judged this year?21-30
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 CrystallizationIt 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 round6
I keep a rigorous flow
Note: if you wish for your pronouns to appear the debaters you judge on text/email blasts, log into Tabroom, click Profile at top, and add them in the Pronouns field.I tend to flow rounds more towards a traditional style of LD so please refrain from spreading, running full counterplans and running any kritiks. While you provide arguments dealing with your definitions or counter-interprets, I prefer rounds that are based upon key clashes of the framework and contentions rather than topicality arguments. I am also not a big fan of placing burdens on your opponent as I tend to find this tactic abusive in nature.