Nina Potischman Paradigm

Last changed 4/25 12:31P EDT

I debated LD for Hunter College High School for four years and currently attend Pomona. My email is ninapotischman@gmail.com -- put me on the email chain!

I’ll vote on anything as long as it is warranted. Although i debated a certain way, I would much rather see you do what you do best than try to adapt to what you think I want. I’ll try to evaluate the round in the way I think the debaters see it, so I’ll do my best to avoid defaulting either way on any particular issue. That said, here are my preferences:

*FOR LD*

General

  • Please please please do not be late :(
  • Full disclosure: if you send me your Aff, I'm probably just gonna back flow it later and zone out during the AC ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . So if you're exempting things in the aff (idrk why people do this...if ur opponent will have a hard time flowing, I will too) give me a heads up
  • Prep time ends when your flash drive leaves your computer or when you email your opponent
  • I have a high threshold for extensions if your arguments are contested or if you're doing any interaction between the arguments you're extending and your opponents. It’s not enough to say “extend the aff” or “extend advantage one” — you need to articulate some warrant so I know what specifically you’re extending. If you don’t explicitly extend offense in the last speech, I won’t vote for you.
  • I reserve the right to vote for arguments that I don’t understand/that are not warranted. Your opponent shouldn’t lose for dropping an incoherent sentence with no justification
  • I won’t vote for any responses to arguments that are new in later speeches, even if your opponent doesn’t point it out
  • I’ll vote you down if you say anything actively racist/sexist/homophobic etc.
  • I’ll time your speech — if you go over time (besides if you finish a sentence), I’ll discount your arguments even if your opponent doesn’t point it out
  • I think embedded clash is good — you can make arguments that say otherwise and I’ll evaluate them, but that’s my default

Theory

  • if paradigm issues are conceded, you don’t have to extend them
  • I strongly dislike offensive spikes, but I’ll vote on them if there’s a warrant and the argument is conceded
  • Slow down for interps/counterinterps
  • If someone reads theory in the 1a/1nc without an implication it’s enough to say “don’t vote on it — there’s no implication” and I won't — you can't then read voters in the next speech. However, if there's no voter and no one points that out and acts like theory is drop the debater, I'll vote on it

Framework

  • I prefer well justified syllogisms to super blippy fw preclusion arguments
  • Please weigh

Ks

  • This is probably the area of debate that I’m least familiar with, so please go slower if you’re reading something super dense (especially anything postmodern). If I have no idea what you’re talking about, I won’t vote for you.

Speaks

Things that will get you high speaks

  • Innovative and interesting arguments that you’re clearly knowledgeable about
  • Good strategies
  • Using CX effectively
  • High argument quality
  • Generally being smart
  • Being funny (but please don’t try to be if you’re not)
  • Good overviews/crystallization
  • Good case debate — so many people just drop the Aff which doesn’t make sense to me

Things that will get you low speaks:

  • not disclosing
  • tricks
  • being shifty
  • lots of spikes/blippy arguments
  • super generic dumps (especially on K v theory debates)
  • clearly not understanding your own positions
  • being mean to a novice/someone clearly worse than you. You don’t have to debate down, just don’t be rude and go slower so that the round is educational for everyone
  • academic dishonesty
  • excessive inefficiency. (Also randomly rly irks me when people say "in the first place")

*FOR PF*

  • PF is a completely different format than LD, so don't use my technical preferences as a guideline (i.e. I do not care about disclosure in PF if you're not spreading).
  • I would highly recommend against reading circuit LD arguments in front of me. I do not think you have the time to execute this arguments effectively in the format. If you want to read a K or theory, you should probably not be doing PF. I reserve the right to intervene against debaters who spread, or read circuit LD/policy arguments if I think you are engaging in practices that are bad for the format.
  • Make good arguments.
  • WEIGH
  • I won't vote for arguments that I don't understand

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
West Los Angeles District Tournament 4/25/2020 LD R6 Nadia Chung Matthew Adelstein Neg Neg on a 2-1
West Los Angeles District Tournament 4/25/2020 PF R4 Riley Fisher & Justine Fisher Astor Redhead & Serkan Tan Neg Neg on a 2-1
West Los Angeles District Tournament 4/25/2020 LD R3 Andrea Chow Abdullah Rafique Aff Aff on a 3-0
West Los Angeles District Tournament 4/25/2020 PF R1 Daniel Timor & Gabe Grodan Matlock Grossman & Nikola Tran-Mihail Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R6 Peninsula JN Cypress Bay NB Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R5 Denver East TH Loyola AP Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R5 Cypress Bay OBr Harvard-Westlake IC Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R4 Orange Lutheran AZ Brophy CT Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R4 Palo Alto HS Independent EH Dougherty Valley SN Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R3 Immaculate Heart BC Quarry Lane ZD Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R2 Harvard-Westlake IM Loyola SN Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R2 Kinkaid SM Peninsula CC Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R1 Segerstrom AN ModernBrain GM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R1 Immaculate Heart FP Harvard-Westlake JH Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 2/1/2020 VLD R6 Interlake AS Los Osos RN Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 2/1/2020 VLD R6 Cyprus AG Peninsula RM Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 2/1/2020 VLD R3 Park City NL Meadows AS Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 2/1/2020 VLD R3 Immaculate Heart BC West HS SLC JG Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R6 Harvard-Westlake GM Peninsula AR Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R4 Peninsula ID Loyola JA Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R3 Saratoga Independent UK Hopkins SS Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R2 Harvard-Westlake IC Peninsula OL Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R1 Valley International Prep MA Legacy Christian BP Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R1 Granada Hills Charter AS Peninsula JN Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake LP Mission San Jose MS Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Kent Denver RH Harvard-Westlake MK Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Brentwood DL Cypress Bay NB Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R1 Loyola AO Dougherty Valley AY Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R1 Northland Christian JQ Brentwood JS Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VLD Double Saratoga DK Harvard-Westlake MP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VLD R6 Westview Independent RS Harvard-Westlake WB Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VLD R5 Brentwood SH Interlake AX Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VLD R3 St Francis JZ West Career And Technical AW Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake JC Dougherty Valley KK Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VLD R1 Dougherty Valley AS Park City ZP Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VLD R1 Dougherty Valley VB St Francis VS Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VLD R5 Strake Jesuit AM McDowell KP Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VLD R4 Walpole RA Needham ZL Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VLD R3 American Heritage Plantation BG Kamiak NB Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VLD R3 Strake Jesuit College Prep BE McDowell SK Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VLD R2 Stuyvesant CL Lake Highland Prep SS Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VLD R2 Lake Highland Prep MS Strake Jesuit JG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD Sextos West Des Moines Valley CT Walt Whitman BW Neg Aff on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Cabot LH Newsome DB Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 West Des Moines Valley LG Walt Whitman DH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Strake Jesuit College Prep AMe American Heritage Plantation PB Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Perry BT Eagan AI Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Union TR Westlake HS (Austin) AC Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Loyola LH Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Bellarmine College Prep AP St. Andrew's Episcopal DF Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Houston Memorial AQ Lake Highland Prep JW Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Westlake HS (Austin) CR West Des Moines Valley AJ Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Walt Whitman BW Cypress Bay NB Aff
The Meadows Tournament 10/26/2018 LD R6 West Career And Technical AW Palo Verde JK Aff
The Meadows Tournament 10/26/2018 LD R5 Loyola RB Marlborough SD Neg
The Meadows Tournament 10/26/2018 LD R3 Halstrom RA Canyon Crest Independent JS Aff
The Meadows Tournament 10/26/2018 LD R2 Loyola SN Brentwood DL Neg
The Meadows Tournament 10/26/2018 LD R1 Brentwood SR Loyola AO Neg
The Meadows Tournament 10/26/2018 LD R1 Brentwood HG Loyola LH Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD Triple Harvard-Westlake JI Dulles GC Aff Neg on a 2-1
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD Triple Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Brentwood WJa Neg Neg on a 3-0
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R6 San Marino BK Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R5 Servite PA Strake Jesuit College Prep DT Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R5 Brentwood DL Strake Jesuit College Prep AN Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R4 Archbishop Mitty TB Davis Senior ET Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R4 Dougherty Valley KD Interlake MW Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake SP Brentwood KM Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R3 Los Altos JH Rancho Bernardo AK Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R2 Valencia HS Independent CL Harvard-Westlake CL Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R2 Saratoga VL Lynbrook CW Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R1 Strake Jesuit College Prep NT Archbishop Mitty JP Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R1 Brentwood PSa Archbishop Mitty TK Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VLD Double Lake Highland Prep JW Walt Whitman CC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VLD R6 American Heritage Plantation RG Princeton DL Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VLD R6 Lake Highland Prep AA Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VLD R5 Scarsdale SH Princeton DS Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VLD R4 Byram Hills LG Edgemont ML Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VLD R4 Walt Whitman JL Strake Jesuit DT Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VLD R3 American Heritage Plantation BG Byram Hills LP Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VLD R3 Lake Highland Prep MK Lexington YZ Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VLD R2 West Des Moines Valley LB Lake Highland Prep JN Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VLD R1 Niskayuna BY Lake Highland Prep JW Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VLD R1 Stuyvesant PY Lake Highland Prep AM Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD Octas Evanston Twp ES West Des Moines Valley CR Neg Neg on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD Octas West Des Moines Valley CT Kamiak NB Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD Double West Des Moines Valley CR Walt Whitman DH Aff Aff on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD Triple Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Fargo North IS Aff Aff on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R6 West Des Moines Valley AJ Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R6 West Des Moines Valley LG Strake Jesuit College Prep CL Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R5 Lakeville North NGa Scarsdale AW Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R5 Apple Valley KA Evanston Twp JA Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R4 Southwoods JW Rosemount JS Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R4 Lexington JM Southwoods AB Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R3 Lexington NK Hopkins EM Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R3 Kamiak NB West Des Moines Valley IN Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R2 Poly Prep Country Day LA West Des Moines Valley BK Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R2 East Ridge MR West Des Moines Valley JM Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R1 Stuyvesant PY West Des Moines Valley CR Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R1 Poly Prep Country Day KF Lexington RW Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD Octofi Kent Denver DT Immaculate Heart DD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD Octofi Immaculate Heart LM Harvard-Westlake JN Neg Neg on a 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R7 Loyola JC Immaculate Heart LM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R6 La Reina AC Marlborough ST Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R6 Harvard-Westlake JN Canyon Crest RA Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R5 Oakwood School - North Hollywood AO Immaculate Heart MC Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R5 Brentwood JD Harvard-Westlake JC Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R4 Marlborough GN Loyola JC Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R4 Loyola JK Brentwood CL Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R3 Beckman AW Loyola DB Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R3 Loyola CL Oakwood School - North Hollywood WA Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R2 Marlborough AJ Loyola JD Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R1 Marlborough JS Polytechnic DB Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 VLD R1 Brentwood AR La Reina OA Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD Octo Chaminade CP JT Kamiak NB Neg Neg on a 2-1
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD Doub Palo Alto Independent BH Harvard-Westlake JN Neg Neg on a 2-1
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD Doub La Reina AC Brentwood WJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R6 Servite PA Oakwood School - North Hollywood SM Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R5 Brentwood DW Oakwood School - North Hollywood LB Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R5 Palo Alto Independent BH Dougherty Valley KD Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R4 Oakwood School - North Hollywood WA Brentwood EB Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R4 Northwood AH Brentwood KR Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R3 La Reina AM Polytechnic JL Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R3 Interlake MW Brentwood EL Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R2 Brentwood DL Chaminade CP RA Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R1 Quarry Lane VG Corona Del Sol ZE Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R1 Carmel Valley Independent KL Brentwood RY Neg