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UIL Speech Judges

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Josh Jones

Current high school:
None

Currently coaching?: No

Conference:

Number of years coached: 2

Number of tournaments judged: 4

High school attended:
Thorndale High School

Graduated high school: 2014

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
I have debated extensively and competed in myriad speech and forensic events in many circles. I specialize particularly in CX, where I qualified for TFA state twice and UIL state three times in high school, and have consulted with many schools in my collegiate years. I also write for several CX blogs, and keep up-to-date with the literature of the yearly topics. I would be comfortable judging just about any event indicated above, at any level.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 8
Judging approach: Tabula Rasa
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: As a tabula rasa judge, I will flow anything a student offers in the round. I primarily debated the K in high school, but am also comfortable and well-versed in the policy realm. I will weigh any argument forwarded with an open mind, and at the end of the day debaters can have a great deal of artistic liberty in a round I judge. Quality debate will win every time; in whatever form it may choose to manifest itself.

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Contact Information

email: Josh_Jones1@baylor.edu
cell: 512 9442736
office:

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:
CX
Extemp
Prose/Poetry

Travel

Region of residence:
5

I will travel to: 1 2 3 4 5 6 8