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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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Reflections on Extemp

Goodbye, Extemp: some parting critiques of the event I love James Gao is a recent graduate of Ridge High School who competed on the circuit for four years. Here, he offers his thoughts on ways that extempers can improve their event insofar as it relates to advocacy and societal reform.

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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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A Thank You

Just a thank you to everyone who has made this website possible.