12/19/05: This week's extemp topics [HTML/PDF] have also been posted.
12/12/05: Results have been posted for Princeton, Nova Titan, Longhorn Classic, G.M.U. Patriot Games. Practice extemp topics [HTML/PDF] have also been posted.
12/05/05: This week's extemp topics [HTML/PDF] have been posted.
11/28/05: Practice extemp topics [HTML/PDF] have been posted for the week.
11/21/05: This week's extemp topics [HTML/PDF] have been posted.
11/20/05: Apparently, some of the email from the Webmaster to user questions has been bouncing lately. If you send something in the last week I am sorry for the non-response and will attempt to rectify the situation.
11/15/05: New practice extemp topics [HTML/PDF] are now available.
11/07/05: An attentive reader sent in the rest of the Blue Key semifinalists over the weekend. The Blue Key results have been updated to reflect this new information. This week's extemp topics [HTML/PDF] have also been posted.
11/04/05: After finally posting some results for this year the extemp rankings have been updated.
11/02/05: Belatedly this week's practice [HTML/PDF] have been posted.
10/24/05: This week's practice topics [HTML/PDF] have been posted.
10/18/05: The link to last week's extemp topics was wrong as many people noted. The links to this week's topics [HTML/PDF] are actually right.
10/12/05: After a long overdue wait this week's practice extemp topics [HTML/PDF] are available. In addition, updates to the tournament schedule should be coming soon.
10/04/05: The tournament schedule has been updated along with the new practice extemp topics [HTML/PDF]. If anyone has anything that could be added to the rather short tournament schedule please email it to the webmaster. Thanks.
09/26/05: This week's set of extemp topics [HTML/PDF] have been posted.
09/19/05: A new policy briefing on racial preferences [HTML/PDF] and a new set of extemp topics [HTML/PDF] have been posted.
09/12/05: This week's extemp topics [HTML/PDF] are now available.
09/10/05: Some our readers have passed along the news that the National Forensic League has established a relief program for those schools affected by Hurricane Katrina. Certainly this is a worthwhile cause worth considering for those with some extra resources that they could spare.
Material and monetary donations should be sent to:
National Forensic League
NFL Hurricane Katrina Relief Program
125 Watson Street, P. O. Box 38
Ripon, WI 54971-0038
09/05/05: New extemp topics [HTML/PDF] have been posted.
08/29/05: This week's extemp topics [HTML/PDF] are now available.
08/22/05: A review of Bush's Brain and this week's extemp topics [HTML/PDF] are now available.
08/15/05: Extempprep.org unofficially relaunches today. We would like to welcome our numerous first time visitors and a few of our return visitors. This unofficial start of the new high school speech and debate season will mark the third full school year for Extempprep.org serving the community. Our nominally popular extemp topics return to action. Preseason extemp rankings are also available for those interested in the new calendar year. A review of the new DVD instructional video Making the Speech joins our earlier review from last year of Mark Royce's Championship Extemping. Our message board will certainly be offering some interesting if not controversial conversations. This year should offer plenty of new things for our users. The first set of sample extemp topics with 21 topics instead of the normal 7 topics is also now available in HTML and PDF versions. A new forensics wiki should be coming soon as well. Once again welcome to the new season for Extempprep.org.
08/12/2005: A new review for a instructional DVD Making the Speech is now on available.
08/07/2005: The tournament schedule for this year has been posted. There isn't much there yet, but more tournaments will be added soon.
08/03/2005: Extempprep.org will officially relaunch in about two weeks from now.
07/25/2005: Alberto Gonzalez is going to be on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer tomorrow.
07/21/2005: The Newshour with Jim Lehrer interviewed Andy Card and Sen. Charles Schumer yesterday about the nomination of Justice John Roberts.
07/13/2005: Today Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security, is supposed to be on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer.
07/11/2005: Extempprep.org is changing servers so there may be some downtime over the next few days.
07/10/2005: A new briefing on racial preferences is now available.
06/24/2005: The Extemp Links have been updated. Several dead or useless pages were removed.
06/17/2005: The final extemp rankings reflecting the completion of NFL Nationals from earlier today are now available. To no surprise Kevin Troy finished the year #1 by a long shot by winning NFL Nationals, CFL Nationals, Extemp TOC, and the MBA RR. It is an amazing feat without a doubt. Congrats to Kevin Troy.
06/13/2005: The extemp rankings have finally been updated to include NCFL results. The year end rankings should be available as soon as the NFL results are available.
05/28/2005: Some old results for several more states (OR, MO, NY) have been added and a new bit of humor our parody of the California High School Speech Association's website.
05/23/2005: Sorry about the mistake with the unchanged extemp rankings, but the extemp rankings now have finally been updated to reflect the Extemp TOC results.
05/18/2005: The extemp rankings have been updated to reflect the Extemp TOC results.
05/14/2005: Thanks to Kevin Schneider for submitting the Michigan results.
05/12/2005: More state results are coming in. Daniel Rauch sent us the New Jersey results. The results for Illinois and South Carolina have also been posted.
05/10/2005: A new briefing on various election reforms has been posted in both html and PDF versions.
05/08/2005: Thanks to Isaac Freeman for the results for the Oklahoma state tournament. If anyone else has any more state tournaments for which we lack results just email us some results. As far as I know every state tournament should have results at this point.
05/01/2005: Extemp results for California have been posted. Joyoftournaments has results for the other events.
04/30/2005: Results for Massachusetts and Minnesota have been posted. The results for the California should hopefully be posted sometime Sunday evening as we shall be at CSUN for the California State Tournament today and tomorrow.
04/25/2005: This weekend will be the California State Tournament, which will end the season for all but a few elite competitors. Hence this weeks' extemp topics should be the very last for the season. There is also a new interesting briefing on direct democracy. Good luck to all those attending the tournament!
04/24/2005: If anyone knows of any high school speech associations that I don't know the URL, please send us an email.
04/23/2005: Results for Idaho state have been posted.
04/19/2005: Some of the dead links have been eliminated and some of the high school speech links have been updated.
04/18/2005: New extemp topics for this week are available.
04/12/2005: Results for the Texas and the South Dakota state tournaments have been posted.
04/11/2005: This week's extemp topics are now available. Thanks to Austin Siegel, of Spanish River High School in Florida, for pointing out that several errors were made in the extemp rankings. Those errors have now been fixed. Another thanks to Spencer Rockwell for pointing out the results for the Colorado State tournament.
04/10/2005: The extemp rankings have been updated. If you have any results that we don't have it would be helpful if you could drop us a line. Unless we can get some additional results there won't be any further updates to the rankings until after the Extemp TOC event at Northwestern is held.
04/09/2005: Results for the following state tournaments have been posted: Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
04/04/2005: This week's extemp topics have been posted.
04/03/2005: The UC Berkeley results have finally been posted.
03/29/2005: New extemp topics have been posted. Victory Briefs has now posted an interview with Kevin Troy, 2003 NFL US Extemporaneous champion and the current leader on the extempprep rankings. Feel free to post any feedback about the interview on their blog.
03/25/2005: Extempprep launched a blog.
03/21/2005: A new set of practice topics are now available.
03/20/2005: The briefing on Social Security has been posted in both html and PDF versions.
03/15/2005: The topics from this year's Cal Invitational have been posted. It is a bit late but they still may be useful for a late NFL District tournament. In reviewing them you might find a few familiar topics. See my post on the messageboard which details a few that seem to have been copied from extempprep.org.
03/14/2005: 15 extemp topics have been posted. A briefing on social security reform should be posted later this week.
03/07/2005: We have written a briefing upon the upcoming Grokster vs. MGM case. In addition this another 15 extemp topics are now on available.
02/28/2005: This week's Extemp topics have been posted.
02/27/2005: If anyone could email complete results for any of the following tournaments it would be a big help: USC, Bradley, Dowling Catholic, Emory(If it was finished), Isadoore Newman. Results for any other Extemp TOC qualifying tournaments that we don't have results for would be appreciated as well. Rest in Peace Jef Raskin.
02/26/2005: Guest posting in the Pacific forum has been turned back on. I hope we can play nice this time! If you didn't notice the CHSSA results from last year were belatedly posted in results a few weeks ago.
02/21/2005: Another 15 Extemp topics have been posted.
02/14/2005: Extemp topics are now available.
02/11/2005: Earlier this week Victory Briefs posted an interesting interview with James Hohmann, last year's NFL Nationals US extemp champion.
02/07/2005: New extemp topics have been posted.
02/05/2005: The extemp rankings have been updated. Good to see that Kevin Shelley has finally resigned.
01/31/2005: The extemp topics for this week have been posted.
01/30/2005: The results from ASU and Pine Crest have been posted. In addition quarters and semis have been added to the James Logan results.
01/24/2005: Thanks to an interesting week and Iraqi election there is a slightly larger set of extemp topics this week.
01/17/2005: The long overdue update of the extemp rankings are now posted(MLK included) and this weeks extemp topics are posted.
01/14/2005: The results have been updated.
01/10/2005: Extemp topics have been posted for this week.
01/03/2005: After a long winter break there is a larger number of extemp topics this week.
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