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UIL Speech Judges

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Alex Kaplan

Current high school:
None

Currently coaching?: No

Conference:

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Dulles High School

Graduated high school: 2011

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
Attended UTNIF (University of Texas National Institute of Forensics) debate camp in 2009 & 2010 for LD. Qualified and competed in 2011 TFA state tournament. Competed and broke 1st outround at 2011 UIL. Competed in UT, Grapevine, and Greenhill TOC tournaments. Current UT Sociology undergrad

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach:
Policy priority:
Evidence philosophy:
Paradigm:

LD

Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
Philosophy:
Don't run theory or critiques you don't understand. I won't do the work for you, framework is important; tell me how to evaluate the space, tell me why arguments matter, and engage with competing frameworks. Spreading is fine insofar as you are clear; It is your job to make sure I understand and catch your arg's, not mine - I will alert what is too fast or unclear, but know that I have been out of practice for a while. Weigh the issues and give me a macro context - if the debate gets too murky I will resort to a purely technical evaluation. Don't be a jerk, but a spicy cross is entertaining - I value the theatre of speech. Technicality > Communication (slightly); If the round becomes grid lock I will turn to the most persuasive speaker.

Contact Information

email: alex.benjamin.kaplan@gmail.com
cell: 832 6227458
office:

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:
LD

Travel

Region of residence:
1

I will travel to: 1