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Want to read some of our best articles? Check out the list below!

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

Interviews:

Interview with USX National Champion Jimmy Gao

Interview with the MBA & NSDA Impromptu Champion Mo Marks

Interview with IX National Champion Rene Otero

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

National Points Race Updates (2020-2021 Season):

Our National Points Race Methodology

September Update

October Update

November Update

December Update

January Update

Meta Pieces:

Fighting Impostor Syndrome in Extemp

Conquering the Crowd

Overcoming the Struggles of Small School Speech

A Collection of Quotes

Podcast:

Interview with Gary Arndt (part 2) The Extemper's Bible

On this episode of the Extemper’s Bible, I interview Gary Arndt, a nationally-acclaimed former extemp coach. While coaching several state champions and national finalists is certainly an accomplishment in itself, it’s Gary’s other exploits that make him a truly interesting interviewee. From traveling to over 130 countries to running his own successful podcast (Everything Everywhere), Gary is an incredibly knowledgable source of information. This is an episode you won’t want to miss! Sorry for the big gap between episodes, I have some exciting developments lined up for the podcast that I hope to share soon (including getting more hosts and posting more frequently)! In the meantime, check out our website extempers.org! Gary can be reached out to on Discord: https://discord.gg/UkRUJFh
  1. Interview with Gary Arndt (part 2)
  2. Interview with Gary Arndt (Part 1)
  3. Interview with MBA & National Impromptu Champion Mo Marks
  4. Interview with 2020 USX NSDA National Champion Jimmy Gao
  5. What Makes a National Champion: Interview with Nathan Fair