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by Invisible Rail
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Is culinary art a fine art?
Replies: 21
Views: 10607

Re: Is culinary art a fine art?

In the Editors' Packet of 2014 ACF Fall, I came across this tossup: An Indonesian dish of this type including boiled vegetables and hard-boiled eggs in peanut sauce is called gado-gado. Dishes of this type that integrate bread include fattoush and panzanella. Mustard is often added to a component of...
by Invisible Rail
Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL 2014-15
Replies: 5
Views: 2985

Re: VHSL 2014-15

Now that all Regional tournaments should have concluded, I decided to put all the state match-ups into one place. 1A: Rappahannock County Rappahannock Radford Galax 2A: Maggie Walker George Mason Central-Wise Grundy 3A: Western Albemarle Cave Spring New Kent Poquoson 4A: Woodgrove Loudoun County Dee...
by Invisible Rail
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Flashcarding
Replies: 15
Views: 6650

Re: Flashcarding

I've never been a huge fan of flashcarding, myself. I usually find just writing things down and repeating them (writing questions helps with this too) to be the best method of learning new information. Isn't that what flashcarding is? Sorry, this was poorly phrased... A repetition of writing someth...
by Invisible Rail
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Flashcarding
Replies: 15
Views: 6650

Re: Flashcarding

If you're trying to find an easier method to learn things then you might just be approaching this wrong I think the problem here is one of efficiency, not difficulty. Flashcarding isn't impractical because it's hard, it's impractical because it takes a lot of time and has a payoff less than the val...
by Invisible Rail
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 107265

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

What do the asterisks mean (like the one next to western albemarle) Preseason projections I'm still using because teams haven't played anything to give me stats yet. Didn't Western Albemarle play at Cav Classic (albeit without Eric Xu)? They did. And although they managed a pretty respectable finis...
by Invisible Rail
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL 2014-15
Replies: 5
Views: 2985

VHSL 2014-15

The new VHSL season starts today! I know that these games matter for little but bragging rights until the conference tournament in January, but I know my team is super excited to get started playing regularly again! How is everyone looking forward to the season, and does any brave soul want to ventu...
by Invisible Rail
Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Fall Tournament VI at VCU (10/11/2014; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 6
Views: 3992

Re: VCU Fall Tournament VI at VCU (10/11/2014; Richmond, VA)

Thanks to VCU for running such a great tournament! As Cody correctly points out, the tournament was completed at a remarkable pace, and competency and professionalism absolutely oozed out of all the readers and staffers. The set was very fun to play, and overall the tournament was a really great exp...
by Invisible Rail
Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XVII (11/15/14, Charlottesville, VA)
Replies: 4
Views: 3576

Re: Cavalier Classic XVII (11/15/14, Charlottesville, VA)

Is there a field cap for this tournament?
by Invisible Rail
Tue May 27, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Sets You've Already Played
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

Studying Sets You've Already Played

Does anyone else find this helpful? I feel like when I play a set, I remember a lot of the clues I hear, and so I don't have to spend as much time studying sets I'm familiar with in order to gain the same amount of knowledge I would if I practiced an entirely new set. On the other hand, when I do th...
by Invisible Rail
Mon May 26, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Logistics Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3416

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Logistics Discussion

Apart from the long break following lunch which pushed back the end time almost an hour, I was really impressed by the smoothness with which the tournament was run. The only comment I have is that one of the rooms we were playing in, I think it was called the "tech foyer", was actually just a hallwa...
by Invisible Rail
Mon May 26, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 36953

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

Overall, I really liked the question set. There were a lot of different, interesting, answer lines, and a lot of challenging clues. I agree that some clarification on answers like "David's Army" and "Friends of Job" would have been helpful. Other than that, the only real problem I had with the set w...
by Invisible Rail
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Looking to increase our competitiveness
Replies: 3
Views: 2844

Re: Looking to increase our competitiveness

Thanks Michael and Eric! I think we're going to try to make the NAQT VA State Championship in March, though our focus for now remains on VHSL states. Over the summer, we'll study a lot and learn about the other various formats and tournaments we can participate in, and do a lot in the Fall and Sprin...
by Invisible Rail
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Looking to increase our competitiveness
Replies: 3
Views: 2844

Looking to increase our competitiveness

Hi All! My QB team has been competing with some success from District to state levels in the past few years. We recently beat Thomas Jefferson to the VHSL North Regional Championship, and we're very optimistic about our chances at States. But the younger starters of our team (our two juniors and mys...