The Extemp Files were just updated, through the end of November (yesterday’s articles).
PF: For the Education topic (December ’15), check the Education folder. This last update adds several more articles about testing. I haven’t had time to pull relevant articles from the backfiles yet, because I’ve been busy writing test questions (for a college textbook) for the educational-industrial complex. Oh, the irony…
For the Russian Sanctions topic (January ’16), check the Russia folder. There may be an overlap with the Ukraine and US Foreign Policy folder, and there are probably some ‘sanctions work’ articles in the Iran folder. (With some irony, Russia just imposed sanctions on Turkey.) Also check the FX postings (search for Russia) to see what I’ve posted on the blog (let’s burn cheese!) previously. With the test question writing ending soon, I should have time over the holiday/semester break to check the Russia backfiles for sanction-related articles.
Extemp Files instructions repost: The link takes you to a Dropbox folder; if a pop-over window saying something about setting up an account or logging in comes up, just close it.
The files are serious overkill – over 10,000 articles since July. There should be a way to copy or download individual articles when you find the ones you want in your files – try right-clicking the specific PDF file/article and selecting the ‘save link as’ option. While this blog has some of the best articles posted, there may be others that you feel are worth having.
The four-digit numbers at the beginning of most of the file names (and the names of the sub-folders) are simply mm/yy codes so that you can tell how recent the article is at a glance.
Please don’t download the whole thing; it trips up my Dropbox limits and bad things happen that shut down access for others. If you need a full copy, let me know (see the About link for an email address) and I’ll make arrangements to get you a copy.