Weekly Questions: May 30th – June 5th

Apologies for the delay. Happy practicing!

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Wiki #3: Biden’s 2022 State of the Union

In looking at perhaps the most important domestic speech for any USX-er out there, Anirudh Prasanna recaps the most memorable moments in the third installment of our Wiki series. President Biden delivered his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday, March 1st, in which he found the nation to be “stronger today than we […]

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2022 MBA Invitees Posted!

The Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) Round Robin is a 16 person, invite-only tournament, widely recognized as the most prestigious round robin in the nation. The tournament will take place in Nashville, Tennessee from March 5th to March 6th. Check out the invite list below and congratulations to all of those invited!

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New Podcast Episode: Interview with Nick Blauz

We’ve dropped another podcast episode! Read more to find out what it’s about and where you can listen to it!

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Our Podcast is Back!

After reflecting this summer, we’ve got some exciting updates about our podcast! Read more to find out.

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The Extemper’s Bible is Looking for Help!

Interested in helping us? Keep reading for more!

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What’s Ahead for 2021-2022

After a well-enjoyed summer break, the Extemper’s Bible is back! Keep reading to find out more about exciting updates to the site and what you can expect from us.

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We’re Running a Free Seminar on Delivery!

Read this article for some exciting updates from the Extemper’s Bible! Plus, a free presentation on introductions linked below!

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We’re Running a Free Seminar!

Read this article for some exciting updates from the Extemper’s Bible! Plus, a free economics presentation linked below!

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Weekly Questions

Weekly Questions: April 26th – May 2nd

Happy practicing and remember to check out our camp!

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MBA Extemp Questions Published (Part 2)

Last week, we published the first half of the questions from the Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) Extemp Round Robin. Below is the second half. Enjoy!

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MBA Extemp Questions Published (Part 1)

The question writer for the Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) Round Robin, Jason Warren, was kind enough to let us publish the questions from the tournament. We will publish the first half this week and the second half next week. Check them out below, and enjoy the tough practice!

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Weekly Questions: January 3rd – January 9th

Happy practicing!

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MBA Invite List Released!

The Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) Round Robin is a 16 person, invite-only tournament, widely recognized as the most prestigious in the nation. The tournament will take place virtually from January 2nd to January 4th. Extempers will compete in 10 rounds, with 4 rooms in total and 4 competitors to a room. Check out the invite […]

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Filling Up Some Positions

Happy belated Thanksgiving! We’re looking to grow our website, but that will mean getting more help! If one or more of the following positions interests you or if you have any questions, please let us know by contacting ananth@extempers.org or outreach@extempers.org! 

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Weekly Quiz: September 14th – September 20th

How much have you kept up with this past week’s news? Take this short, 10-question quiz to find out! Answers are provided at the very bottom of this article.

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Weekly Quiz: September 7th – 13th

How much have you kept up with this past week’s news? Take the quiz to find out! Answers are provided at the very bottom of this article.

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Interview with the MBA & NSDA Impromptu Champion Mo Marks

Mo Marks competed for Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated in 2020. Throughout her extemper career, Mo has finaled at Glenbrooks, Blue Key, Yale, and Harvard. She’s also won Sunvite, her state tournament, the prestigious MBA Round Robin, and nationals in impromptu. Marks is currently a rising freshman at Simpson College, and […]

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Weekly Quiz: August 31st – September 6th

Do you want to put your news reading skills to the test? Find out how much you know about this past week’s news by taking the weekly quiz below! Happy practicing and good luck!

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Blog Post Extemp Content and Strategy Miscellaneous

Extemp and Speech in a Small Community: the Struggles and How to Overcome Them

In this article, Cailin Friary takes a deep dive into the realities of speech and debate in small communities without strong debate infrastructures and ways to get involved and improve whether you are a small or big school competitor.

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How to Talk About Elections (Responsibly)

Bradley Wascher is a professional elections analyst and an alum of extemp speaking, where he competed for 6 years. He was gracious enough to lend his time & write up an article for the Extemper’s Bible, where he combines his unique political insights and years of experience in extemp to provide stellar electoral analysis.

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Weekly Quiz: August 17th – August August 23rd

How much have you kept up with this past week’s news? Take the quiz to find out! Answers are provided at the very bottom of this article. Apologies if the questions may take a few seconds to load!

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Extemp Content and Strategy Uncategorized

Advanced Substructure Part 3: The Finale

Hopefully, by now you’ve read the first part and second part of this substructure series. If not, I recommend that you do that before going any further into this article, where we’ll take a deeper dive into the last three specific & advanced substructure formats you can use in extemp.

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Weekly Quiz: August 3rd – 10th

How much have you kept up with this past week’s news? Take the quiz to find out! Answers are provided at the very bottom of this article.

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Weekly Questions: August 10th – August 16th

Do you want to work on your speaking skills? Below we’ve attached our weekly USX or IX questions for the week of August 10th – August 16th. Good luck and happy practicing!

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Advanced Substructure Part 2: Some Specific Formats

Hopefully by now, you’ve read Part 1 of this series (you should in order to better understand the ABC model that is discussed) and substructure is starting to make some sense. If not, don’t worry — in this next part, we’ll take a look at some specific substructure formats, which should make things clearer.

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Advanced Substructure Part 1: A Quick Refresher

The basis of substructure & some examples.

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Camp Videos Have Been Uploaded!

Hi! Below is the link to the lectures we’ve uploaded to our YouTube channel You can also just search for the channel called “The Extemper’s Bible.” Under our camp resources section, we’ve attached the complementary presentations to accompany these lectures!

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Interview with the USX NSDA National Champion Jimmy Gao

Jimmy Gao competed for Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and graduated in 2020. Alongside winning several national circuit tournaments like Yale & UPenn this past year, Jimmy is also the 2020 NSDA USX national champion & President’s Bowl winner. Gao is currently a rising freshman at Duke University, and graciously agreed to […]

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Weekly Questions: July 27th – August 2nd

Courtesy of Jimmy Gao. Happy practicing!

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Weekly Questions: July 20th – July 26th

Happy practicing!