Affiliation(s)/Preclusions: Appleton West


1. Experience with policy debate:

Policy debater in college
Frequently Judge Policy Debate
Policy debater in high school

2. If you were a policy debater in high school, did you usually debate:

Both sides equally

3. I judged at the Marquette Hilltopper Classic, The Sheboygan North Raider Rumble, and the Appleton East Challenge in the VSS pool, among other tournaments this season (2009-10).

4. Which best describes your approach to judging policy debate: Tabula Rasa

5. Circle your attitudes concerning the following policy debate practices.

Rate of Delivery
Slow and Deliberate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Very rapid

Quality of Arguments
A few well-developed arguments 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 The more arguments the better

Communication vs. Issues
Persuasive/speaking skills 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Resolving arguments on the flow

Topicality Arguments
Undesirable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Desirable

Counterplans
Undesirable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Desirable

Generic Disadvantages
Undesirable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Desirable

Conditional Negative Positions
Undesirable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Desirable

Debate Theory Arguments
Undesirable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Desirable

Here is the nutshell version of my philosophy: do what you are comfortable with, and try to make sense of it to me. I have certain preferences about arguments but really I try most to be a fair evaluator of the round that happens in front of me more than having an influence on what happens in a room. I have debated pretty conservatively at various points in my career but lately I've been running more radical arguments - the point is I am probably okay with most of what you can think of to run. That said, I'm not the fastest flow, so it would be wise to give me pen time on theory and tags to avoid miscommunications.Other than that, be nice to each other and try to do something fun.- Show quoted text -