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UIL Speech Judges

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Madolyn Garcia

Current high school:
None

Currently coaching?: No

Conference: N/A

Number of years coached: N/A

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
United High School

Graduated high school: 2013

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I was a district and regional qualifier for LD Debate for four years in high school, and I participated in Extemporaneous Speaking (Persuasive) with the same track record. For approximately two years in high school (Junior and Senior), I took a leading role in coaching other members of my debate team in speaking, philosophy, case structure, argumentation, etc.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: Stock Issues
Policy priority: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Evidence philosophy: Quantity of evidence and quality of evidence are of equal importance
Paradigm: My CX judging paradigm is largely based in stock issue argument because that provides the logical basis for policies proposed in the case. Both on-and off- case argument is important- no dropped arguments. Debate is as much about honing speaking skills as it is reasoning skills. Lastly, evidentiary support must be meaningful to the case (quality), but there must also be enough evidence to adequately prove the legitimacy of points being made.

LD

Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Philosophy:
I am very open to different styles of LD case making and argumentation, including philosophy/theory-heavy cases, evidence-heavy cases, and non-cases (for Neg). Sign-posting is a must, as is both on- and off- case argument. Speaking quality is important- no spreading!

Contact Information

email: madolyn.garcia@gmail.com
cell: 512 5127438
office:

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:
CX
LD
Extemp

Travel

Region of residence:
1

I will travel to: 1