AFBHS Biggie

2019 — Brooklyn, NY/US

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Trevor Colliton Paradigm

Experience

1. In 2014, while attending the City University of New York, I founded the CUNY Parliamentary Debate Team.

1a. I love so many of my former teammates; they’re like a family to me.

1b. I believe that no debate team in the world represents a larger student population.

2. I debated or judged nearly every weekend of undergrad on the American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA) circuit and at numerous British Parliamentary (BP) competitions.

2a. On APDA, the Government (Affirmative) team typically runs a pre-written case on any subject matter they choose to, while the Opposition (Negative) team is permitted to ask Points of Clarification (questions to concretize certain facts as true in the round) prior to the first speech so that the Opposition team can expeditiously generate an off-case. Some APDA tournaments are motions, meaning that a CA (Chief Adjudicator) team decides a resolution for each round of the tournament, and every team at the tournament gets 15 minutes to prep after pairings that round's motion is released.

2b. By contrast, all BP tournaments are motions, but there are four teams in each room (Opening Government, Opening Opposition, Closing Government, and Closing Opposition) and a panel of judges, even in prelims, who converse afterward. Teams receive ranks of 1-4, but all eight debaters still receive individual speaker scores.

3. Approximately midway through undergrad, I began coaching and judging PF.

4. Since September 2018, I have coached and judged LD.

5. For some reason, I was once even entrusted to judge a declamation round!

Note-taking

1. I flow on paper.

2. Signpost.

3. Refutation should identify what it’s responding to.

Evidence

1. Quoting a source can serve to reason in better words than your own. But if you’re using evidence to quantify what you otherwise couldn’t I’m more likely to consider that quantity if you explicate its veracity from statements that I believe are true about the world.

2. I will not read your cases or cards under any circumstances.

Speed

1. I can handle up to approximately 1.5x normal speech, but I don’t have an ear for all tempos.

2. Sometimes, I’ll say “clear!” if I can’t understand you. Other times, your best hint will be that I’m not flowing much of what you’re saying.

Weigh

1. The more explicitly you weigh, the happier you’ll be with my decision.

Extension

1. An argument isn’t extended unless you re-explain why it’s true. It is wise to then contextualize the importance of that argument being true in the round.

Flex-prep

1. I oppose the practice of using prep time to further cross-examine.

Theory/Kritiks

1. I will only consider voting on them if they’re thoroughly flushed out and either unresponded to or quite poorly responded to.

2. Usually, I have to be wholly unsatisfied with an RFD elsewhere to vote primarily on theory/a kritik. It’s incredibly rare for me to vote on theory/a kritik against a team that I believe won elsewhere.

Feedback

1. I prefer providing my decision and feedback orally whenever tournament schedules and rules permit, because even the most thorough RFD cannot consider all possible questions debaters may have.

2. Do not be afraid to push back, or outright disagree, with my perception of a round. You won’t change my decision, but there’s nothing that makes me sadder than teams that seem to not care enough about the activity to ask questions of me after my oral feedback.

3. Feel free to ask for additional feedback by emailing me at trevorcolliton@icloud.com.

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DiCo DiColandrea Paradigm

8 rounds

I prefer a traditional style of LD that doesn’t run kritiks or feature spreading. If you do something more circuit style, you have to break it down for me very clearly so I follow you.

KM DiColandrea Paradigm

8 rounds

I prefer a traditional style of LD that doesn’t run kritiks or feature spreading. If you do something more circuit style, you have to break it down for me very clearly so I follow you.

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