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Must Reads:

Extemp Source List

Jimmy Gao’s Parting Reflections on Extemp

Advanced Substructure Part 1, Advanced Substructure Part 2, Advanced Substructure Part 3

6 Tips and Tricks for Online Tournaments

The Statement of Significance: An Underutilized Tool

The Ultimate Novice Guide to Extemp

5 Tips for Effective Filing

Practice Strategies for Extemp

The Extemper’s Handbook


Interview with USX National Champion Jimmy Gao

Interview with the MBA & NSDA Impromptu Champion Mo Marks

Interview with IX National Champion Rene Otero

Interview with Brian Zheng

Strategy Pieces:

How to Talk About Elections (Responsibly)

How to Answer “How” Questions

Book Summaries Part 1

Book Summaries Part 2

The Art of AGDs

Nonverbal Communication in Extemporaneous Speaking

“Dressing Up” Underprepared Speeches


Putin, Nalvany, and the Complicated Mess that is Russian Politics

Israel and Palestine, Explained

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Explained

Foreign Policy Under Biden, Explained

American Political Polarization, Explained

Central America, Explained

National Points Race Updates (2020-2021 Season):

Our National Points Race Methodology

September Update

October Update

November Update

December Update

January Update

February Update

Meta Pieces:

Fighting Impostor Syndrome in Extemp

Conquering the Crowd

Overcoming the Struggles of Small School Speech

A Collection of Quotes


Extemp's Many Layers | USX Finalists Group Call The Extemper's Bible

The best is saved for the last and 3rd episode of our national finalist series! Kevin and McKinley (!!!) talk to the 2022 NSDA USX finalists: Peter Alisky, Kush Narang, Ananth Veluvali, Kyle Letterer, Dev Ahuja, and William Chien. Kyle contemplates life on a long bus ride, Dev can’t figure out how to cross a particular someone, and Peter remarks on his winning speech! Warning: a third of this episode is dedicated to roasting layered analysis.
  1. Extemp's Many Layers | USX Finalists Group Call
  2. DiCaprio's Iceberg, International Heatwaves, and Brazil | IX Finalists Group Call
  3. B.D.E. | NCFL Group Call
  4. Cameron Roberts’ Trickle Down Popularity – Interview with the ETOC Champ
  5. Russia Sucks and Here’s Why | The Global Toll of War