Extemp Files update

Just after our state tournament (mid-March), reality reared its ugly head. While I was able to keep current with pulling articles, getting them filed was a different matter.

I’ve just run an update of the Extemp Files. If the file copy count is correct, there are 1000+ new articles for the last month; total count is 36,000+, going back to the beginning of 2016. I’ve concentrated on pulling the articles for the Extemp Files folder; the LD-Values and Government files have not been updated. I’m working on getting caught up, but it’ll take a while (which is why I went for the most important ones first).

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 34,000 articles right now. 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.

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 or share the folder (so that you get the updates as soon as I post them). Students who want to share the folder will need to have an OK from their coach – I don’t want to step on the toes of any coaches who prefer other methods of team research. (Several coaches already share the folder, if you’re a coach and are interested.) Specific topic subfolders can be shared as well.

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