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September Practice Extemp Topics

Informative Speaking

  1. 1     Hurricane Laura: What damage has been accessed?

    2.     Why are protesters in Belarus calling for the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko?

    3.     How did John Lewis leave his mark on America?

    4.     What are the biggest challenges to remote learning?

    5.     What steps has the Trump administration taken toward renewing fossil fuel development?

    6.     What significant barriers remain for Sudan’s recent peace deal to be implemented?

    7.     Why is the U.S. Postal Service in the midst of controversy?

    8.     What is QAnon?

    9.     Why should the international community be concerned about the illness of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny?

    10.  How can the American public discern the truth in modern media?

    11.  What threatens Lebanon’s stability?

    12.  How is COVID-19 impacting higher education?

    13.  What steps is Texas taking to protect the 2020 vote?

    14.  How are current racial justice protests different from those in the past?

    15.  What are key takeaways from the Democratic and Republican conventions?

Persuasive Speaking

  1. 1.     Is opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling a good decision?

    2.     Will rising tensions derail the Israeli-UAE agreement?

    3.     Does Kamala Harris strengthen the Democratic presidential ticket?

    4.     Was Alexei Navalny targeted by the Russian government?

    5.     Should the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be executed?

    6.     Will the Trump administration end the DACA program?

    7.     Will the American public have confidence in the November presidential election?

    8.     Is the IRGC likely to completely take over the government of Iran?

    9.     Should there be a congressional investigation of the Fort Hood military base?

    10.  Has Education Secretary Betsy DeVos undermined public schools?

    11.  Can India’s once growing economy bounce back from recent set-backs?

    12.  Will Louisiana be able to recover from Hurricane Laura?

    13.  Is the state of unemployment in Texas insurmountable?

    14.  Should the United States be concerned about China’s growing influence in Southeast Asia?

    15.  Will telemedicine during the Covid-19 crisis permanently change medical care?