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UIL Speech Judges

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Ramiro Gonzalez

Current high school:
Harlingen South

Currently coaching?: Yes

Conference: 32

Number of years coached: 1

Number of tournaments judged: 1

High school attended:
Harlingen South High School

Graduated high school: 2019

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
This is my 3rd year debating in CX and I have placed 1st in many tournaments in the gulf coast. I have my state qualification for TFA state and I enjoy the competition and its entirety.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
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 love creativity in debate, and especially homemade cases. I am open to all types of arguments, but if you're going to run theory, framework, a Kritik, or a framework K then make sure to explain it well enough for the me to understand. If you can't explain the argument's entirety in 2 sentences, then simply don't run it or it will be too complex, so I won't understand or flow it. Other than that I'm good with spreading, just say the the tagline and author clearly so that it can be on the flow and I can extend certain arguments that need to be extended. Slow down on advantages/harms and especially plantext. If you don't have a plantext I will give an automatic loss depending on the circumstances because there needs to be something that says what the aff wants to do other than the case. Also, stress why what you're saying is important to me. I don't count flashing as prep unless the tournament is running behind on schedule. I give oral critiques at the end of the round as well.


Rounds judged: 1
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
I enjoy having philosophy in a round, so I'd like to see some of that. The biggest thing in a round to me is knowing the importance of what you're saying, so make sure you make it clear what you're saying is important and why it matters in round. I judged a TFA round with the national service topic.

Contact Information

cell: 956 7780667

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I will travel to: 4