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UIL Speech Judges

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Brandon Crouch

Current high school:
University of Houston

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Montgomery HS in Montgomery Texas

Graduated high school: 2007

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
Last year, I judged LD debate at Spring High School. I judged 8 rounds during that competition. I believe that I can grapple with the complex ideas and resolutions that are presented in Cross-Ex and LD given my experience in college. I am majoring in Political Science and minoring in Philosophy. Issues regarding morality and consequently the theories of morality are underlying themes in many LD debates and they are used as the criteria for their resolutions. I have studied the formats and the

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged:
Judging approach: stock issues
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: Like most judges, I give heavy weight to stock issues with particular emphasis on inherency and significance. This is not to say that policy ramifications of the resolution are not important, but it is dangerous for the judge to wholly assume the role of the legislator as that could allow undue bias to affect the outcome. Debating skills and communication are vital for expression of the message, but are not my primary emphasis.

LD

Rounds judged:
Approach:
Philosophy:

Contact Information

email: bwcrouch.uh@gmail.com
cell: 936 333-8021
office:

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:
CX
LD

Travel

Region of residence:
Area 3 Houston/Beaumont

I will travel to: 3