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by warobison
Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Help with topics
Replies: 0
Views: 1287

Help with topics

Hello, I'm relatively new to these forums, so I'm not sure about the best place to post this. I was actively involved with high school, middle school, and elementary school quiz bowl for more than twenty years before I retired in 2002. Since then, I've written questions for several of our local tour...
by warobison
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Pronunciation
Replies: 89
Views: 16604

Re: Studying Pronunciation

Can anyone think of any words that are commonly mispronounced by moderators? I am convinced that the most commonly mispronounced word by moderators (and commentators of all sorts) is "pronunciation." I cringe whenever I hear the NOUN in that one. However, let me add, that since almost all the moder...
by warobison
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 164500

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

These sound a lot like the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series I, too, enjoy the "Uncle John" bathroom readers and have almost every one of them in my library. However, the "Compact Classics" and their original bathroom readers are a lot more straightforward and serious than the "Uncle John" books....
by warobison
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 164500

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

After thirty years of working with elementary, middle school, and high school quiz bowlers, I've found that the most successful players are the ones who have really mastered the basics. That mastery of basics not only leads them to many answers directly, but it also teaches them to make intelligent ...