Judge Paradigms
A “judging philosophy” is a short-hand explanation that describes your predispositions and
discloses how you will decide a round. These are extremely important to the debaters because
different philosophies emphasize some arguments over others. If you’re a new judge, it is normal
not to have a philosophy yet. Judging philosophies are developed from watching debate rounds
and figuring out what you find persuasive.
Name *
Email *
Affiliation *
Experience with Policy Debate
How long have you been involved in specifically policy debate?
Which best describes your approach to judging policy debate?
What is your preferred rate of delivery?
Slow, conversational
Rapid
Quantity of arguments
A few well developed arguments
The more arguments the better
I am willing to vote on topicality
Never
Always
I am willing to vote on conceded theory arguments
Never
Always
I am willing to vote on kritiks
Never
Always
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