National Speech and Debate Tournament
2018 — Fort Lauderdale, FL/US
Henry Curtis Paradigm
Your experience with LD Debate (check all that apply)Current LD coach
Former LD competitor
Experienced LD judge
Former Policy debater
How many years have you judged LD debate?10
How many LD rounds have you judged this year?41+
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?7
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:N
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 round9
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'm a circuit judge, so run basically whatever you want in front of me. I'm totally comfortable with anything from super-traditional values rounds to K and theory heavy debates. I also vote entirely, 100% off of the flow. How you speak can affect speaker points (shocking, I know), but my decision will always be based off of how the arguments in the round play out. Being persuasive gives an ethos advantage, of course, so it contributes to getting wins. For me, though, being the better speaker doesn't mean being the winning speaker.