Debate Technology
For Prepared Extempers and Congressional Debaters

Research, practice, and compete with the greatest software ever built
for extemporaneous speaking and congressional debate.

Create a rich repository of research files, by yourself or with your team. Prepd’s News Feed automatically saves tens of thousands of articles from 20 different sources. Use Prepd’s Chrome extension – Fast Catch – to save any web article with a single click. You can also drag and drop PDF files. All your research is stored in the Library, and can then be organized into folders for Extemp and bills for Congress.

Learn more while you read. When you finish reading an article, select “Mark as Read” and complete a short comprehension exercise to get reading credit. With the Dashboard, teachers gain powerful insights into the research and reading habits of their students. New features for memory retention and vocabulary acquisition will be available soon.

Become a better debater and best your competition. Prepd’s event-specific applications for Extemp and Congress help you efficiently access and organize evidence in round, so you can save time and stay focused. Prepd’s software is fully compliant with debate league rules, including offline use with Prepd Offline and Prepd’s iPad app.

Extemp is the ultimate software for extemporaneous speaking. Access tens of thousands of auto-filed articles from the News Feed. Organize your articles into folders and sub-folders, or simply run advanced search queries. Draw practice questions to simulate a round. While competing, create a “Round” to efficiently manage your evidence.

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With Congress, you’ll be the most prepared congressional debater in your chamber. Efficiently manage your bills, research, and speeches. Save articles to bills. Extract “Arguments” (or evidence cards) from your reading. Upload pre-written speeches or outlines. Access a parliamentary guide. Track precedence and recency.

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The Library is a hub that stores all of your debate team’s research: web articles and PDFs for any debate event. You’ll love reading articles in Prepd, because the Library provides a beautiful and rich reading experience. The Library is also an education technology. You can track reading activity. Soon, you’ll be able to memorize facts and learn new words.

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Manage and monitor individual or team activity with the Dashboard. Review filing and reading activity. Track Extemp round history. Download analytics reports. Manage team members and application settings. Edit and view user profiles. Access billing and support pages.

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Testimonials

by students

Micah Cash

“As the manager of my team’s files, it’s data tracking allowed me to easily monitor my teammates’ activity. When building a file, I was never worried about overcrowding or disorganization, a concern that frequently came up before my team used Prepd software. In major tournaments, Prepd’s Article Catcher allowed me to swiftly and easily update my files in between rounds to prepare for the next topic area. Perhaps most importantly, Prepd’s in round search mechanism and “add article to round” features made it simple to sort through massive amounts of information and access the most topical and specific pieces of evidence. Overall, I would recommend Prepd to any competitive Extemper.”

Micah Cash

Micah Cash
National Champion in USX at NSDA Nationals 2016
Tulsa Washington HS

Nikhil Ramaswamy

“As a person who always strives to be organized and efficient, Prepd provides the best of both worlds. Over the last few years competing in extemp, I’ve been consistently impressed by how effective Prepd as a software has been at keeping my files in an organized, easy-to-access place both in and out of draw. Unique features that I’ve found particularly useful include the Prepd article catcher, which helps me file articles in a more streamlined fashion than Dropbox or Google Drive, and the ability to “add” articles to a given round, which allows me to keep track of all the articles I plan on using in my speech. As a rising junior and a speaker with experience at the local, state, and national level, I would definitely recommend Prepd to all extempers.”

Nikhil Ramaswamy

Nikhil Ramaswamy
6th place finisher in IX at NSDA Nationals
Jasper HS

Paul Bousquet

“Prepd is a great system which has allowed me to further my efficiency in the prep room. Things like dropbox are extremely hard to navigate and not too terribly engaging. However Prepd is an intuitive program which allows me to be better prepared to speak. After you draw, you type in your question and it appears on your computer all throughout the speech along with a timer. Also, you can save specific articles that you are using, which makes it really easy to go back and find it if needed. Also, filing on Prepd is great because you can save the article in multiple folders which is extremely helpful. The Prepd staff also responds very quickly to any snafus with the system. They were even at the NSDA National Tournament in person to deal with those problems. In short, I am glad my team made the switch and I have yet to see a better system yet.”

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Paul Bousquet
Student
Battle Ground Academy

by teachers

Harry Stong

“With Prepd our team gained the ability to better “see and manage” our files. We know exactly who is filing, when they are filing and we can track progress in building effective files. Coaches also get tools which make them more effective in encouraging students to file. Compared to our former dropbox system, Prepd is easy, fast and efficient!”

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Harry Stong
Director of Forensics
Battle Ground Academy

Tom Cork

“Prepd has been an amazing resource for our team. Our physical International Extemp bins were lost right before our 2014 District Tournament, giving us only two weeks to recreate years of work.With limited time, we subscribed to Prepd, caught over 3,000 articles, and have never looked back. A few weeks later, three of our competitors were IX finalists, and one qualified for the National Tournament.The same student also qualified in 2015.”

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Tom Cork
Debate Coach
Santa Fe Preparatory School

Paul Gaba

“Our debate program had been looking for alternatives to research, store, and access current event materials, and then we discovered Prepd. From accessing information for practice rounds or tournaments, to making it easier for me (as a teacher/coach) to track research for grading purposes, to assisting students looking for research material for non-debate classes and assignments, Prepd has been an amazing tool. It’s great for extemp, Congressional Debate, and even oratory research. And I love that the saved articles are void of annoying advertisements and irrelevant (for debate purposes, at least) photographs. Plus, it has saved countless trees and tons of toner. All of my debate students are mandated to register with Prepd, and I have no qualms about making such a requirement for them.”

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Paul Gaba
Debate Coach
Wellington High School

Responsive Pricing

Prepd’s responsive pricing adjusts membership costs according to a team’s unique profile. As a result, Prepd is affordable for every debate program – regardless of its size or budget. Use the calculator below to determine your team’s price. It takes one minute!

Responsive Pricing

Prepd’s responsive pricing adjusts membership costs according to a team’s unique profile. As a result, Prepd is affordable for every debate program – regardless of its size or budget. To use the price calculator you will to visit our site on bigger device like a tablet or desktop.

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Price drop! Prepd’s software becomes more affordable

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