Extemp Prep Room Materials Guidelines
Allowed Extemp Prep Room Materials
- Magazines, newspapers, journals. Examples: Newsweek, Dallas Morning News, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs that may be highlighted in one color and include written citation information, but with no added annotations (explanatory notes or comments).
- Other published source materials. Example: reference books, atlas, book of quotations.
- Published speeches. Examples: the presidential State of the Union address, Vital Speeches.
- Online materials. Examples: printouts of published material from computer online data services if not modified or in outline form that include the downloaded URL, the White House web site.
- Index without annotation. Example: computer or hand-written list of subject titles/dates of magazines or folders included in the files.
- Computers or other electronic retrieval devices as specified in the UIL ERD Guidelines.
Unallowed Extemp Prep Room Materials
- Outlines. Examples: multi-colored highlighted articles that could be interpreted as an outline, outlines from previous speeches, debate briefs, pre-prepared outlines on possible topics.
- Prepared notes, extemp speeches, debate evidence handbooks. Examples: extemp subscription service analyses, database summaries of multiple sources on a specific topic.
- Unpublished handwritten or typed material other than an index. Examples: one or more articles cut and pasted into a single document, previously used extemp notecards, flow of a debate round.
- Smart phones and cell phones.
- Index with annotations. Example: article title, with added comment, “great pro-con global warming.”
Note: Examples are not all-inclusive.