Thenerdyjew wrote:idk if I'm doing something wrong? Like can somebody explain how thye write questions? I usually look at a tournament packet, write down the answer, then go on the Torrey Pines Database, write down some of the key clues I see in all of the different questions (simple search), then write a question.
If you think you might doing something wrong, you probably are. In this case, the reason that your writing is not making you a better player is that you're doing what I'd call "robot writing." You're stringing a bunch of clues together without even figuring out whether they make sense, and then trying to memorize all the proper nouns you've put together with the answer. I guess this is a great strategy if you're a quizbowl-playing robot, but most of us are not quizbowl-playing robots.
For instance, just to pick on one sentence from your questions:
Thenerdyjew wrote:Some of his other works include On The Genealogy of Morals, in which he said that truth is a woman.
There are two things wrong with this sentence (well, more than two things, but two major factual problems...):
1. The famous quote about truth being a woman is from the preface to Beyond Good and Evil
2. Nietzsche never says that truth is a woman. He rather proposes a thought experiment asking whether it is possible that philosophers do not understand truth, and answers it by saying that since philosophers are terrible at understanding women, if truth were a woman, philosophers would be terrible at understanding it. This is a "shock value" statement used to introduce his argument against how philosophy is typically conceived. [someone with actual philosophy knowledge correct me if my interpretation is wrong]
Basically I gleaned all that from five minutes of Internet Research. The point is that for most of us, simply throwing a bunch of clues together from old packets without doing any sort of emotional or critical analysis is not going to do anything to help us learn. We need to make a value judgment about how interesting the clue is, or figure out why this clue is particularly important or relevant to the answer, or any number of other higher-level thought processes. It's these higher-level processes that are going to reinforce the "buzzword - answer" relationship.