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UIL Speech Judges

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Catrina Duncan

Current high school:
San Jacinto College

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Deer Park High School

Graduated high school: 2006

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I earned enough NFL points to judge CX. I have won in CX debate numerous of times and qualified for state in 2005.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: I dont consider speed when each speech is delivered. As long as I can understand what is being said and how each argument is answered in the rebuttal;I can usually give a clear cut decision on who won. I weigh each side by writing down each argument and evidence to back it up. If the negative team can clearly break down the affirmatives case by giving good evidence on the issues and lay them out in a understanding manner that is what I look for. I do like a friendly environment so I hope to see a nice round. I keep my notes/flow chart very specific and with the use of my knowledge in CX debate;I weigh how the round went and based on how well each side can prove their case/side. As long as I believe the affirmative has built their case well and they can prove solvency the judging process is simple.

LD

Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Issues
Philosophy:
I pay attention to how well the case is presented and how they answer questions in the cross examination. I don't usually go for someone who just speaks well..I like to be convinced by the individual not just told I am right. I want to hear clear reasons on why my decision should be on their side. I keep a good flow chart but in the rebuttals I would like to arguments being flowed to the end of the round. I want to have good evidence that the value still stands and given reasons why.

Contact Information

email: Catrina_duncan@yahoo.com
cell: 832 4233004
office: 713 4754820

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District

Qualified for:
CX

Travel

Region of residence:
Area 3 Houston/Beaumont

I will travel to: 3