I updated the Extemp Files folder today, and with it (finally!) the Government and LD-Values folders – take a look at them if you’re new around here to familiarize yourself with the sort of topics I keep in them.
The Unfiled Articles folder was updated as well, through the end of September, to remove what I filed during the last filing binge. (Most October articles, except for today’s, have been filed.)
While there are still too many unfiled articles for my liking, the volume of news Trump generates continues to defeat me. A fair amount of the most important articles from this summer have been filed, with the exception of August. I’ll get to that soon, I hope. (One can dream…)
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 41,000 articles right now (I haven’t purged the 2016 articles yet).. 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.