Mount Pleasant Fall Tiger UIL Invitational
2022 — Mount Pleasant High School, TX/US
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Will vote on anything.
Do what you do best.
Feel free to ask specific questions in round.
Hello! My name is Thomas Thompson but you can call me Tommy if you would like.
As a judge I don't just want to tell you what's wrong, I also want to tell you how to improve as a debater. I've put my email in my paradigm because I feel passionate about debate and want it to grow for generations to come. Don't be afraid to send me a message and ask questions! I want to help you as much as I can.
I have competed in LD, CX, BQ, Extempt, and Congress.
I've also qualified for the National Tournament in International Exempt, and Congress, the UIL State tournament for Policy (2x) and Congress, as well as TFA State in Policy.
Two things I do not tolerate across the board are racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, or any other discriminatory language or action in the round. I also do not suggest giving up during a round/forfeiting. I've judged so many rounds where teams believe they've already lost and just give up hope, even though they could have come back and won the round with just a little extra work.
THIS ASIDE! I will not, and should not have to tell you what to do in the round. I will listen to anything, however, this does not mean I won't consider a truly bad argument as bad. It is up to the opposing team to tell me that the argument is bad, and not just assume I already understand that. Tell me explicitly.
I love LD debate for its philosophical aspect. I'll vote for whoever is the best debater in the round. I'm not doing the work of deciding a winner for you. That's your job as a competitor.
I enjoy impact calculus and voters during a round.
Kritiks- I'm fine with k debate. I don't have a full lexicon of all the languages but I am very familiar with many. Still, ask me before the round.
Spreading is fine but if it's just gibberish I will not flow it. Make sure to signpost.
Do whatever you want. I'll vote on anything if you keep up with it through the round and prove the point best.
K- I enjoy K debate, I myself enjoy running kritiks.
I enjoy and actually would prefer to hear impact calculus and voters in policy. Not required but highly recommended.
Spreading is absolutely fine but again if it's gibberish I will not flow it. Make sure to signpost.