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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

Interviews:

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

Briefings:

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

Podcast:

Russia Sucks and Here’s Why | The Global Toll of War The Extemper's Bible

In a special spin-off episode of our news series, Kevin delves into the Russo-Ukrainian war just in time for you to absorb the info before TOCs. Take notes, simply memorize, whatever. Just don't use any of this if you hit Kevin or Chirag in a room.
  1. Russia Sucks and Here’s Why | The Global Toll of War
  2. The MBA Superstar on Equity and Notecards | Interview with McKinley Paltzik
  3. Stopping Kind and Predicting the Future of America | Interview with Marc Zavarro
  4. The World Sucks and Here’s Why | World War III Edition?
  5. The Benefits of Impromptu | With Mukta Dharmapurikar