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UIL Speech Judges

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Jimi Morales

Current high school:
None

Currently coaching?: No

Conference: n/a

Number of years coached: 6

Number of tournaments judged: 1

High school attended:
Alief-Elsik

Graduated high school: 2006

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
5A State Informative Extemporaneous Speaking Finals- 2006 5A UIL CX State Octafinals- 2003 TFA State FX semifinals - 2006 NFL Nationals LD Debate rd 11 - 2005 TFA State LD Qualifier 2004-2006

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 5
Judging approach: Policy Maker
Policy priority: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Evidence philosophy: Quality of evidence is more important than quantity of evidence
Paradigm: If you speak faster than people on news television or in a court room I probably won't be able to keep up with note taking. I view policy rounds as an opportunity for a team to show a well researched plan related to the topic and the reasons why the plan would help make the world a better place. The negatives obligation is to engage the affirmative critically to show why the plan should not be implemented. Things I dislike strongly - Generic stock DA's, unexplained T shells, non-mutually exclusive counterplans, "Kritiks" that are more reading of a philosophers ideas than making a coherent point, Affirmative teams that can't explain what their plan *actually* does.

LD

Rounds judged:
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Philosophy:
If you speak faster than people on news television or in a court room I probably won't be able to keep up with note taking. I prefer debaters who rely on their own ideas developed as a result of good research - don't let the "evidence" take precedence over the ideas. Do not present a plan to prove your point, this is a value debate, not policy. I would rather hear one well developed idea than a bunch of weak ones.

Contact Information

email: jimi.morales@gmail.com
cell:
office:

Availability Information

Meet types:
CX State State Meet

Qualified for:
CX
LD
Extemp

Travel

Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1