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UIL Speech Judges

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Jonathan Hankin

Current high school:
None

Currently coaching?: No

Conference:

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 9

High school attended:
McCallum

Graduated high school: 2009

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
I have judged over 50 tournaments in the Houston area. I competed in regional's in High school for LD. I debated parliamentary debate on my college debate team along with IE's. I have a strong understanding of the format and I am very have a lot of experience assessing debate rounds, speaking styles and the effectiveness of arguments. I try to get away from the drivel of debate "culture" and down to the core effectiveness of the speakers points. I would be interested in judging state in Austin if you'd have me.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 3-5
Judging approach: Tabula Rasa
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: I assess the round for effectiveness of points, effectiveness of evidence, and ultimately what major clashes result in victory for one team over another.

LD

Rounds judged: 2
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Philosophy:
I assess the round for effectiveness of points, effectiveness of evidence, and ultimately what major clashes result in victory for one team over another. I try to treat each round as having unique clashes without previous biases interfering.

Contact Information

email: jonathanhankin@gmail.com
cell:
office:

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:
CX
LD
Extemp
Prose/Poetry

Travel

Region of residence:
3

I will travel to: 1 2 3 5