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UIL Speech Judges

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Christopher Freeland

Current high school:
None

Currently coaching?: No

Conference:

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Bangs High School

Graduated high school: 2015

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
Howard Payne University Experience •7th NPDA JV Speaker •Finalist NPDA Debate JV •National Extemp Semi-Finalist •2 Years in Prose Event •2 Years in Poetry Event •2 Year in impromptu, extemp •2 Years in College NPDA Debate • Current HPU Speech and Debate Captain UIL Experience •Judged Invitational Meets •Participated in Speech and Debate Workshops for 2 years •UIL State One-Act Play (All-Star Cast) •UIL Prose Interpretation State Finalist •UIL Cross-Examination Debate State Octo-Finalist

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: Stock Issues
Policy priority: Communication skills are more important than resolution of substantive issues
Evidence philosophy: Quality of evidence is more important than quantity of evidence
Paradigm: I focus on debate as a means of effective communication of ideas. Debaters should adapt to their audience and ensure their argumentation is clearly communicated. Professionalism and respect are just as important as arguments, if not more so. Above all I do not want to hear speedy card-reading, I want cards to be a component of an argument as opposed to an entirety. Clash is vital.

LD

Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Communication skills are more important than resolution of substantive issues
Philosophy:
Classical/traditional judge: looks strongly on the ethics of the case and the philosophy that is behind it, especially when it comes to the Value structure. I focus on debate as a means of effective communication of ideas. Debaters should adapt to their audience and ensure their argumentation is clearly communicated. Professionalism and respect are just as important as arguments, if not more so.

Contact Information

email: christopher.freeland@hputx.edu
cell: 325 6422111
office:

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:
CX
Extemp
Prose/Poetry

Travel

Region of residence:
8

I will travel to: 1 5 8