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by Jem Casey
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ACF Regionals: General Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 7232

Re: 2014 ACF Regionals: General Discussion

I was impressed by the near lack of difficulty variability in this set's literature bonuses; the hard parts, middle parts, and easy parts all lined up unusually well across the packets. However, while many of the hard parts asked about interesting, important authors and works, they were on average a...
by Jem Casey
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 6366

Re: General Discussion

I noticed two subdistributional quirks playing this tournament. The literature in this tournament, at least from the 11 packets we heard (we didn't hear Haverford, WashU, Editors 3, or Editors 4, in case you're curious), skewed very heavily towards poetry and recent literature, rather than being mo...
by Jem Casey
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 145667

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

My knowledge of Emma basically consists of "there's a scene where some evil gypsy people attack someone" and "Emma is a jerk to her aunt at a picnic;" those are the only two pieces of information I retained from my experience of watching part of an Emma movie eight years ago, and have been invaluabl...
by Jem Casey
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Improving Myself as a Player
Replies: 8
Views: 6246

Re: Improving Myself as a Player

I'm pretty new to quiz bowl myself, but as literature and history are my main interests I might have some advice. For the former, reading wikipedia plot summaries and so forth is always good, but I'm sometimes surprised by how poorly the details of plots and characters stay with you afterwards. The ...
by Jem Casey
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Summer Practice
Replies: 8
Views: 2439

Re: Maryland Summer Practice

Awesome, I'll hopefully see you guys then (approximately) and there
by Jem Casey
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Summer Practice
Replies: 8
Views: 2439

Re: Maryland Summer Practice

Hi guys, I'm going to be a freshman at UMD this fall, and since I'm going to be in college park for an orientation thursday-friday, I was wondering if I could stop by for practice on wednesday
by Jem Casey
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT: June 15-16 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 17380

Re: 2013 NASAT: June 15-16 at Ohio State

Since NH wasn't able to attend NASAT, I'm sort of interested in vicariously experiencing the tournament for myself...will audio recordings maybe be posted at some point?