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From strategy pieces to interviews to weekly questions and more, the Extemper’s Bible is the hub of all things extemp. Here are our newest articles:

How to Answer “How” Questions

In this article, we’ll outline strategies to use when facing “how” questions that ask extempers to prescribe a solution to one of the world’s biggest problems.

By Daniel Kind, August 12th, 2020

The National Points Race is Live + Methodology!

This article explains the format and structure for the 2020-21 National Points Race, hosted by the Extemper’s Bible.

By James Gao and Steve Asthana, August 17th, 2020

Advanced Substructure Part 3: The Finale

In this final substructure article, we’ll take an in-depth look at the problem-solution-impact, theory-application-impact, and premise-rebuttal-impact formats of substructure.

By Ananth Veluvali, August 12th, 2020

Weekly News Quiz: August 3rd – August 10th

Have you been keeping up with the news this past week? Test your knowledge by answering some questions about what’s been happening recently!

By The Extemper’s Bible, August 10th, 2020

Advanced Substructure Part 2: Some Specific Formats

In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at the example-example-impact, cause-effect-impact, and past-present-future formats of substructure.

By Ananth Veluvali, August 9th, 2020

Advanced Substructure Part 1: A Quick Refresher

In this article, we’ll address what substructure is, the ABC format, the 3 P’s and 3 C’s of extemp, and some specific applications of substructure.

By Ananth Veluvali, August 4th, 2020

Our Camp Videos Have Been Uploaded to YouTube!

You can check out our channel–the Extemper’s Bible–on YouTube too!

By The Extemper’s Bible, August 1st, 2020

Reflections on Extemp

Goodbye, Extemp: some parting critiques of the event I love.

By Jimmy Gao, July 28th, 2020

Interview with the USX NSDA National Champion Jimmy Gao

This past weekend, the Extemper’s Bible was fortunate enough to interview Jimmy Gao.

By The Extemper’s Bible, July 27th, 2020

A Thank You

Just a thank you to everyone that has made this website possible!

By Ananth Veluvali, July 22, 2020