Are the 2006 HSNCT audio files too outdated to learn from?

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Are the 2006 HSNCT audio files too outdated to learn from?

Post by ScienceFail » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:37 pm

Some tossups will of course be outdated since things have changed since then ,e.g., Tony Blair is no longer PM of Britain and Pluto is no longer a planet. But nonetheless most tossups are timeless right?

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Re: Are the 2006 HSNCT audio files too outdated to learn from?

Post by Ondes Martenot » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:44 pm

Current events are obviously not going to help you and of course things like Pluto not being a planet have to be considered. Other than that, you can pick up a great deal from listening to podcasts, in terms of various facts and a general idea of just "how good" tops high school teams really are.

Also, and this is no way meant to be backseat modding or anything like that, but I have been informed from several BCA people that there is no Mike Chen on the BCA team. In fact, there is no Mike Chen at BCA whatsoever. So, yeah.....just wondering what that is all about.
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Re: Are the 2006 HSNCT audio files too outdated to learn from?

Post by millionwaves » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:07 am

Ondes Martenot wrote:Also, and this is no way meant to be backseat modding or anything like that, but I have been informed from several BCA people that there is no Mike Chen on the BCA team. In fact, there is no Mike Chen at BCA whatsoever. So, yeah.....just wondering what that is all about.
This definitely isn't backseat modding at all. I'm going to try to make a post in the near future, possibly in humorous one-act play form, about what is and isn't so that we can get the rules down for sure.
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