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Coaches Outside of Texas Go Here!

After 20 years of providing students across the nation with the experience and information they need to do well at contest, we still keep a close eye on the end results of everyone's efforts. Moving into the 2014-2015 UIL school year, we have found remarkable success follows those schools using our materials. Try out the Champcraft practice lessons and join hundreds of schools in Texas to discover the quality, care, and attention that go into each lesson.

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Lessons begin October 1, are issued twice a month (no lessons sent on December 15 and April 15) through April for a total of twelve (12) lessons. Subscriptions for tests, essays, and extemporaneous topics can be ordered separately or as a package. If you order late, we make sure you receive the issues you missed.

CURRENT ISSUES AND EVENTS TESTS

We cover relevant foreign, national, and state news items, each of the tests having 40 questions and an answer sheet, for a total of 80 questions per month. Tests follow the UIL format.

CURRENT EVENTS ESSAYS

The essays, each approximately one page long, use plain language to encourage students' full understanding of issues in the news. Each lesson includes four essays.

EXTEMP PRACTICE TOPICS

Each lesson includes 20 persuasive and 20 informative topics, all carefully worded.

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CURRENT EVENTS/EXTEMP PACKAGE

Save money! Receive the tests, essays and topics in one discount priced package.

*Copies of tests, essays, and topics may be made for your school's use only.

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CURRENT ISSUES & EVENTS STUDY GUIDE 

Our newest product! A complete study guide based on the major news events of the year. This helpful handbook includes relevant information regarding important events, key individuals in the news, and updates on international developments. All orders will include an update that will be available in February, 2014.

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CONTEST TESTS AND TOPICS

Current events tests include 40 questions, an essay question and an answer key.

For invitational UIL tournaments we send a total of 90 topics, divided evenly between the Informative Format and the Persuasive Format.

For non-UIL tournaments we send 90 topics evenly divided between the International and U.S. categories.

We request three weeks advance notice.

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