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UIL Speech Judges

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Ben Griffith

Current high school:
Abilene Christian University

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Early High School

Graduated high school: 2007

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I hold a B.A. in Philosophy and have experience in LD, CX, and extemporaneous speaking. I qualified for UIL state in LD and both UIL and TFA in CX, winning numerous invitational tournaments in all three competitions. If you need a reference I could provide you with my high school coach's email. I am currently a graduate student at Abilene Christian University.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged:
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: Tabs with preference to traditional argumentation than non-traditional. Will listen to anything and weigh it. In the end, winners will be judged on how well the points were argued and the quality of arguments.

LD

Rounds judged:
Approach: Equal
Philosophy:
Sources and evidence are less important than quality of argumentation. Must have coherent line of argumentation between contentions, criterion, and value. Criterion/Value relationship is highly important and needs to be grasped. Prefer reasonable speech speed and rhetorical skill rather than rapid-fire but will listen to anything.

Contact Information

email: bxg10b@acu.edu
cell:
office: 205 4789128

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:
Extemp
CX
LD

Travel

Region of residence:
Area 8 Abilene/Midland

I will travel to: 1 2 8