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How to “Dress Up” an Underprepared Speech

In this article, Will Ford divulges some tips on how to maximize your extemp ethos, even if you have a speech you don’t feel fully confident about.

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Weekly Questions: December 21st – 27th

Happy Holidays everyone! We’ll still be posting articles over the holiday season, so keep your eyes peeled for future posts, and happy practicing!

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National Points Race 2020-21 Update: Additional Round Robins and UT Longhorn Classic Points Reallocation

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The Extemper’s Briefing: The 46th President’s Foreign Policy, Explained

With Joe Biden set to be the next president of the United States, questions over how he will conduct his foreign policy have emerged, especially given the current problems the global community faces. Written by Arjun Raman, the following article examines Biden’s potential foreign policy agenda and defines some key vocabulary along the way.

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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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Weekly Questions: December 7th – December 13th

Written by Ananth Veluvali. Happy practicing!

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2020-21 National Points Race, November Update: Cai and Pattathunaduvil Split Glenbrooks Titles, Wang Wins Villiger, GMU Points Reallocation

Welcome to the third of nine monthly updates on the standings and tournament results for the 2020-21 National Points Race! This edition features the results from the Glenbrooks and Villiger, as well explaining our rationale for changing our valuation of the George Mason University Patriot Games for 2020.

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The Extemper’s Briefing: American Political Polarization, Explained

The following article is part of a new series by the Extemper’s Bible where we’ll take a deep dive into relevant domestic and global subjects. For this post, we’ll examine political polarization in the US, including its causes, implications, and potential solutions. As a nation where political agreement is needed for unified action, the US […]

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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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Book Summaries: Part 1

Citing a book (or books!) is one of the most impressive things you can do in an extemp speech. Beyond presenting an opportunity to cite distinguished scholars, books typically hold complex political, social, and economic theories that add sophistication to your speeches. Below is a list of a few books (with their summaries) you may […]