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by asdf
Tue May 20, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Playing Charter a lot
Replies: 118
Views: 13854

Re: Playing Charter a lot

Our practices are twice a week (is very very difficult to have more than that with all their other commitments, and my own sanity at times), lasting at least 2 hours, often 2.5. I don't know exactly how to phrase it, but i need to be much more strict on things next year in practice... almost unfort...
by asdf
Wed May 14, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Freshmen
Replies: 41
Views: 4525

Re: Freshmen

Maybe holding freshman practices during the summer would be better.

You'll know who actually wants to be on the team. I mean seriously, who would want to spend their summer doing quick recall? Of course, only those that are dedicated and wish to be on the team.
by asdf
Sun May 11, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Freshmen
Replies: 41
Views: 4525

Re: Freshmen

Probably the biggest issue with Freshmen for me, is that they're usually buzzer shy. God forbid they actively go for answers because they are afraid they'll get it wrong. I have this one freshmen who has the annoying habit of saying "I knew that" after a lot of toss ups, and then I'll say...
by asdf
Sat May 10, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Freshmen
Replies: 41
Views: 4525

Re: Freshmen

I don't think that making freshman "feel like they are smart" is the best thing to do. 1) They become arrogant 2) They become satisfied with winning buzzer races 3) They're less motivated to get better Of course this depends on the person's attitude One other possible practice option would...
by asdf
Sat May 10, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Freshmen
Replies: 41
Views: 4525

Re: Freshmen

You could do a free for all game Anyone can buzz in at anytime during the question but can only buzz in once This allows players to be more aggressive You could also put a limit for the number of correct questions a player can get So if a player is totally pwning everyone else, he/she will only be p...
by asdf
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

Re: Kentucky NAQT

I am working to get them loaded on to my web page at U of L, once they are loaded I will post them. We had some server issues recently. Hopefully in the next day or so I see Nice tournament though. Probably the only minor complaint was the difference in the reading styles of each moderator (as in n...
by asdf
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

Re: Kentucky NAQT

I am working to get them loaded on to my web page at U of L, once they are loaded I will post them. We had some server issues recently. Hopefully in the next day or so I see Nice tournament though. Probably the only minor complaint was the difference in the reading styles of each moderator (as in n...
by asdf
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

Re: Kentucky NAQT

Church51907 wrote:I am including the scores below for all rounds and will have the more detailed stat later today
Detailed stats up?
by asdf
Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Evolution of High School Quizbowl
Replies: 81
Views: 23872

Re: Evolution of High School Quizbowl

leftsaidfred wrote:Spellbound was the documentary in questions, asdf.
ah yes
That was the movie.
by asdf
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Evolution of High School Quizbowl
Replies: 81
Views: 23872

Re: Evolution of High School Quizbowl

As I had pointed out Chip Beall hasn't been able to get back to television. College Bowl has never been able to get back to television despite the success of Jeopardy! Game shows on ESPN have come and gone; Stump the Schwab has been relegated to ESPN Classic I think. Panasonic is probably on public...
by asdf
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lists
Replies: 29
Views: 4465

Re: Lists

But I think that with memory, the familiarity helps when hearing questions. For example, a player is more likely to remember the clues (hard ones included) to a Grapes of Wrath question if he has studied famous authors and associated Steinbeck-Grapes of Wrath than if he has never heard of the work....
by asdf
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Evolution of High School Quizbowl
Replies: 81
Views: 23872

Re: Evolution of High School Quizbowl

Another way to accommodate more people is to use harder clues for tossups and ask questions of the expanded canon on bonuses. Of course this would lead to longer questions, but this can be countered by faster readers and maybe a lesser amount of questions. Also based on the recent NAQT packets I've ...
by asdf
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lists
Replies: 29
Views: 4465

Re: Lists

Write questions on things you put on lists.
I no longer use lists because they don't help you power much in NAQT.
Writing pyramidal questions do help you power. Especially if you've read through a bunch of packets, because then you know what the canon is.
by asdf
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl or Academic Bowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 3163

Re: Quiz Bowl or Academic Bowl?

Academic Team
Sometimes Quiz Bowl or QuizBowl or Quizbowl or quiz bowl or quizbowl
by asdf
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Evolution of High School Quizbowl
Replies: 81
Views: 23872

Re: Evolution of High School Quizbowl

Okay on that note, would it make sense to have your best players split up during practice sessions and then put them together for tournaments? That would be a good idea. Usually you put them together a week or two before tournaments. I know this would be a problem if you have tournaments every week...
by asdf
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Evolution of High School Quizbowl
Replies: 81
Views: 23872

Re: Evolution of High School Quizbowl

That's a horrible idea. Maybe your A team should be the best combination of 4 players, and your B team be the 2nd best combo, etc. Not saying the coach couldn't be flexible.. Assuming your best players are those with experience, then this would help keep your team competitive for many years. Rather...
by asdf
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Evolution of High School Quizbowl
Replies: 81
Views: 23872

Re: Evolution of High School Quizbowl

Probably the best method to create a depth of players that you can choose from is to choose the top four of each class (as in freshman, sophmore, junior, and senior classes). Maybe I'm reading this the wrong way, but I'm not really sure what you're saying here. Can you clarify, please? (Specificall...
by asdf
Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Evolution of High School Quizbowl
Replies: 81
Views: 23872

Re: Evolution of High School Quizbowl

Consider that just three years ago Lakeside and Mission San Jose were both incredible teams. Where are they now? Once that particular group of players moved on, those lights fizzled. Yea, basically it comes down to good coaching. If a coach can create a competitive environment, students start study...
by asdf
Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 24731

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

Find one post where we called something "fraudulent knowledge" here. As far as I remember nobody said that, and it seems to me to be a strawman. I'm just dividing up my two categories of knowledge Not saying anyone said math was fraudulent knowledge but trying to argue that math should be...
by asdf
Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 24731

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

Why should quiz bowl just be about retention of what you read about in school and out of school? Quiz bowl is a test of knowledge, not a test of the application of said knowledge. If we're going to force application of mathematics knowledge, then it only follows that this must apply across all subj...
by asdf
Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 24731

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

Making multiple connections and getting a lit answer by being familiar with plots and context instead of robotic association of "hear title X, buzz with author Y" is exactly the sort of good quizbowl that "QUICK MULTIPLY TWO NUMBERS YOU'RE NOT MULTIPLYING FAST ENOUGH EAT MORE ROBOT O...
by asdf
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 24731

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

You just keep dancing around the reality of quizbowl math, which is that no matter what, there is an innate ability to do calculations quickly that some people have and that others have no hope of acquiring, and that even with the most "pyramidal" calculation, that still will always be a ...
by asdf
Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 24731

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

1. How is being good at computational math robotic? Isn't memorization of books/authors, paintings/artists, and musical works/composers also quite robotic? 2. Not all teams have good math players. Similarly not all teams have good literature players, art players, music players, religion players, his...
by asdf
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 24731

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

Easy Ways to Get Better at Math: http://www.artofproblemsolving.com Buy their books and read them http://zetamac.com/arithmetic/ Best way to improve computation speed Many players that are great at computation in high school were great in middle school because of MATHCOUNTS (http://www.mathcounts.or...
by asdf
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Frequency lists
Replies: 34
Views: 9795

Re: Frequency lists

By buying them I'm not familiar with ACE selling their stuff - it has been available for free on their website in the past and I see nothing readily apparent on the website indicating that they're making them available. If you have any reason for your opinion, please feel free to share. I believe y...
by asdf
Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Frequency lists
Replies: 34
Views: 9795

Re: Frequency lists

SaiemGilani wrote:Where could one get ahold of the ACE lists?
By buying them
by asdf
Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '07-'08
Replies: 184
Views: 52058

Re: Kentucky '07-'08

Detisch wrote:Boone is in our league so we played them two or three times. We never lost to them. I would agree that they're best at social studies. I mostly remember them as a pretty streaky team. Does anybody know much about Henry Clay?
Two people
Stephen Fritz
Preston Goulson
by asdf
Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '07-'08
Replies: 184
Views: 52058

brownboy79 wrote:Brian Fei is a sophomore. And a great one at that. He's a really good test taker and probably could've handled three tests with ease. Be scared. All of you.
yea
BC is a beast