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Intro to Intros

In this article, Katelyn Cai and Peter Alisky run through everything you need to know about the introduction to an extemp speech.

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The Extemper’s Briefing: Types of Power in International Relations

Extemp questions commonly deal with international issues that are greatly influenced by the power of the countries involved. This article will explore the types of power countries can posses and their effects on the issues extemper’s are commonly asked about.

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Cross-Examination in Extemp

In important rounds, you may have to cross-examine your opponents. In this article, we’ll delve into what cross-examination is and how to effectively do it. This article was written by Ananth Veluvali.

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6 Tips for Navigating Online Tournaments

With important tournaments like the TOC and Nationals coming up and tournaments likely online through December of 2021 (if not longer), we thought we’d revisit one of our favorite articles. Below is a list of different tips & tricks for navigating online tournaments that will help maximize your speaking appeal.

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Weekly Questions: April 12th – April 18th

Happy practicing!

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Charts & Graphs

In this article, we go over a few handy charts and graphs to help any extemper

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Last Day to Register for our Tournament!

We’ve decided to extend the deadline to register for our tournament until 7 PM CST today! You can sign up using this tabroom link: https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=20022.

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Effectively Outlining Your Extemp Speech

Effectively outlining your introductions and points can be a daunting task. Fortunately, with a little practice, you can nail your outlines every single time! This article was written by Ananth Veluvali.

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Weekly Questions: April 5th – April 11th

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Extemp Drill List

Looking for a list of drills to practice? Look no further!

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Interview with USX National Runner Up Adam Hamdan

Written by Dev Ahuja and Vikram Sundaram.
Adam Hamdan, runner-up in USX at Nats 2020, sits down on for an interview about his extemp career and greatest tips.

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Weekly Questions: March 29th – April 5th

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