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How to Answer “How” Questions

Questions calling for extempers to prescribe a feasible solution to one of the world’s many problems are unavoidable for the average speaker. While the difficulty of these questions vary, Daniel Kind helps outline some easy-to-follow guidelines for how you can best approach and answer these questions.

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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.