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by Chef Curry
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 17182

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

I'll be headed to Villanova. Does anyone know if they have an active team? There seems to be a website, but I wasn't able to locate any further info along the lines of tournament attendance.
by Chef Curry
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 57028

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Can I please see the tossups on the Spanish-American War and Banquo?
by Chef Curry
Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Improving drastically in a short amount of time
Replies: 3
Views: 3022

Re: Improving drastically in a short amount of time

I have not yet been part of a team that has made huge strides over the span of a season, but I'd like to say a few things. You might have seen this thread ( http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=17392 ), but the post by Tanay from Bellermine answers some of your questions and the thread...
by Chef Curry
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 28778

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

funerals I just wanted to say that this was a great set; my teammates and I really loved all the questions about Hinduism and Islam etc. But I was slightly irked on the funerals question, I buzzed in at the point where they said throws sesame seeds and rice in Hinduism, and negged on weddings. I do...
by Chef Curry
Mon May 25, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Packet Study
Replies: 5
Views: 3048

Packet Study

When I try to packet study, I go on quinterest, look up the answerline from the packet, and record clues/what they mean on Google Docs and index the answerlines after viewing all of the questions on the said answerline. I'm curious as to what methods others use. What have you found that works, and w...
by Chef Curry
Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)
Replies: 40
Views: 17413

Re: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)

I would like to play this as well.
by Chef Curry
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Flashcarding
Replies: 15
Views: 6067

Re: Flashcarding

While I can't say I've tried any spaced repetition program like Anki or Mnemosyne, I have used quizlet quite frequently in the past. While I learned whatever I was flashcarding very thoroughly, all the clues began to blur together within a month or two. Especially if the material you're flashcardin...
by Chef Curry
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Flashcarding
Replies: 15
Views: 6067

Flashcarding

I have recently started flashcarding the things that I come across in packet study but I feel as if there are some disadvantages that make the entire process not worth it. First it is extremely time consuming. Second, it is easy to get clues such as works of authors or philosophers confused if serio...
by Chef Curry
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 35740

Re: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015

Crazyflight wrote:I'm also excited to see Gotham and Manheim play at full strength.
I am also excited for what is going to be a fun tournament at GSAC. We hope to play some great teams and try to improve the best we can in the process.
by Chef Curry
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial Tourney NAQT IS-141A Ellicott City, MD (11/09/14)
Replies: 21
Views: 8869

Re: Centennial Tourney NAQT IS-141A Ellicott City, MD (11/09

I can personally say that I had a great time at this tournament and congrats to the champion and qualifiers. Thank you to all the people that made this event possible.
by Chef Curry
Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 279825

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

This is an announcement to proclaim that I will be writing a Suits packet, and because I am a high schooler with virtually no experience writing packets it might take a while. Disclaimer: This will be my first packet read on IRC so play at your own peril. And also, if you are interested it would be ...
by Chef Curry
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 103552

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

I find it a bit mind-boggling that Bethlehem is placed as low as it is. Not especially, considering that we've played all of one tournament and are ranked higher than anyone who was at it. Actually, and I might have read this wrong, but I think Wilmington Charter A is ranked higher than Bethlehem a...
by Chef Curry
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 35740

Re: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015

Manheim also did unexpectedly well, at least to me, and they were without a lot of their teammates from last year. Since we've been mentioned, I should clarify that the Manheim Township on Saturday was not our true A team. It contains some members of it, but Saturday was our Homecoming. I brought t...
by Chef Curry
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 17
Views: 14488

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo

I could do a preview of the PA quizbowl circuit( I live in southeastern PA, an hour from Philly). A topic that I think might be interesting is fundraising, because money seems to be an issue for some teams. My team does some things that are remotely successful.
by Chef Curry
Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 279825

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Is there any more interest for a Suits or BBT packet?
by Chef Curry
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 279825

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Hello,

I don't know if a lot of quizbowl people watch it, but would anybody be interested if I wrote a packet on the television show Suits(preferably), if not The Big Bang Theory?
by Chef Curry
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skype/G+Bowl NE
Replies: 23
Views: 7188

Re: Skype/G+Bowl NE

I would be interested in doing this, if you are okay with people from out of NE(PA) doing it. I am already running a practice with some kids from my quizbowl team on G hangouts. What times would this be happening?
by Chef Curry
Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 103552

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

I am not sure about the other players, but according to this it looks like Sicong has graduated, and I know Joseph is returning from State College.
by Chef Curry
Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 62941

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

I finally did a quick read-through of the whole HSNCT. As usual, I liked most of the set (or at least, most of the history that I didn't write myself). However, also as usual, there were a few tossups answer lines that just struck me as somewhat ill-considered. Regarding this, I have a question abo...
by Chef Curry
Mon May 26, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 35251

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

One thing I really did enjoy was the healthy dose of Indian mythology throughout the entire tournament; one tossup in particular that I found interesting was the archery contest one. I buzzed in on the part where it said Arjun took part in this in the Mahabharat and said a contest to determine the m...
by Chef Curry
Mon May 19, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Solo Tournament - Victor, NY (5/17/2014)
Replies: 4
Views: 2608

Re: BrainBusters Solo Tournament - Victor, NY (5/17/2014)

I just wanted to say that this was a well run tournament and I had a great time playing!
by Chef Curry
Mon May 12, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Personal Aggressiveness
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

Re: Personal Aggressiveness

Personally I usually play it safe and really don't like to guess even if I'm say 80% sure because our team tries to minimize negging when playing competition that is close in ability to us. Instead I try to rely on my studying and buzz in on a clue that I know for sure. I feel like this worked pret...
by Chef Curry
Sun May 11, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for Poetry
Replies: 11
Views: 3216

Re: Studying for Poetry

I've used Shmoop for Lit classes (it also has nice plot summaries if you are a lit player). Otherwise the book I mentioned is awesome for understanding and appreciating poetry. I used to use sparknotes, but I have found that it has a very limited section when it comes to poetry. So, shmoop is a gre...
by Chef Curry
Sun May 11, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Personal Aggressiveness
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

Personal Aggressiveness

During tournaments, and practice, I often find myself thinking an answer, but don't buzz in. Of course, it later turns out that I was right and could have gotten the question. About a line into a question, I develop this guess in my brain, but frequently do not buzz. I start to doubt myself as to th...
by Chef Curry
Sun May 11, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for Poetry
Replies: 11
Views: 3216

Re: Studying for Poetry

I would say, that if you know what comes up, you can read the poems online. You'll find a bunch of results if you just google the poem. To know what comes up, reading packets and studying frequency lists would be a good idea. If you do not already know the canon, reading packets and frequency lists...
by Chef Curry
Sun May 11, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for Poetry
Replies: 11
Views: 3216

Re: Studying for Poetry

I like to obviously read the poem, and then I like to read the analysis to really understand what the poet is trying to get across. Reading the analysis also helps me remember the poem in general because it makes a lasting impression. Then maybe try going on quinterest and reading some questions to ...
by Chef Curry
Thu May 08, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 35
Views: 5157

Re: Question Specific Discussion

May I please see the 1984 tossup? Thanks.
by Chef Curry
Thu May 08, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 27
Views: 3944

Re: General Discussion

The distribution was the same as BHSAT, so there was 4/4 science and literature per packet. Could you define "non-standard" (I assume you mean tossups on things like "fighter pilots")? I think both Jordan and I think history isn't just regurgitating people's names/conflicts back at the moderator, s...
by Chef Curry
Wed May 07, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 27
Views: 3944

Re: General Discussion

I would like to start out by saying that I had a great time playing so many skilled teams. I am curious as to the distribution of the set, because it seemed that there was a little more science and lit. Also the history seemed a little "non-standard at times." This might just be my incorrect percept...
by Chef Curry
Sat May 03, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Japanese Literature
Replies: 18
Views: 7775

Re: Japanese Literature

Hello, I don't know if you remember me, but we played each other at UMD, and you guys seemed like you had the basic things down. Pertaining to your question, I would take the works/authors already mentioned and read the books if you can(or sparknote them), and try and go on quinterest to get more of...
by Chef Curry
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Study American History
Replies: 21
Views: 6809

Re: How to Study American History

Seeing that history bowl is on Saturday, where I look forward to playing you, this might not help too much. But, I second reading APUSH textbooks. I am a freshman and I was able to check out an APUSH textbook for a month. It is a short time compared to an actual AP Class, but I was still able to get...
by Chef Curry
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15156

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

I just wanted to say that these podcasts are great, and I hope they can help me become improve as a player. So keep them coming!
by Chef Curry
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert
Replies: 46
Views: 24642

Re: Staying Alert

I usually see if some parent can get me samosas with hari mirch ki chutney during the playoffs.
I prefer Deep paneer paratha with pudina ki chutney with a nice glass of lassi for lunch.
by Chef Curry
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 103242

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

The search feature has gotten a lot less effective recently: when I search for something like "James I", it gives me every result in existence with the words "james" and the letter "i" in it, instead of just questions about James I. Was this change intentional? Great software, I just wanted to say ...
by Chef Curry
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 ACE Camps
Replies: 4
Views: 2046

Re: 2014 ACE Camps

I'm really glad that you guys have continued to hold one in PA for the second year as I am really looking forward to attending for my first time.
by Chef Curry
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert
Replies: 46
Views: 24642

Re: Staying Alert

I usually just drink a small cup of coffee in the morning and that keeps me going for the whole day. It might also be that even though some of my teammates just want to go home, I still want to play quiz bowl, I guess it is because of my competitive attitude. I also try to listen to some of my favor...
by Chef Curry
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Current Events
Replies: 10
Views: 2421

Re: Current Events

I've said this in the two earlier threads about this but http://www.welections.wordpress.com is the way to go. I am just curious; is that your website, do you run and operate it? Or is it just something that you found that you are recommending? It seems like a very informative and consistently upda...
by Chef Curry
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?
Replies: 36
Views: 8243

Re: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?

I'm not very educated on this topic, but I'd like to offer my opinion. When I was playing in middle school, I absolutely loathed the CHIP questions. They seemed way too short and I sometimes felt like I wasn't getting enough information to give an answer. Not to mention that there were some ridiculo...
by Chef Curry
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Current Events
Replies: 10
Views: 2421

Re: Current Events

Hi, I don't exactly consider myself an expert or anything, but I love current events, mostly politics. I know a lot of the popular senators and politicians: Fienstein, Toomey, Casey etc. How? It is because I take a genuine interest in these things, and I think this corresponds with what a lot of peo...
by Chef Curry
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 153152

Re: ProtoBowl

Hi,

Whenever I enter the room, and get points, the next time I'm back my score isn't saved. Do you know how to get it to save on the leader board?
by Chef Curry
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to Study for Tournaments (IS Sets)
Replies: 6
Views: 4547

Re: How to Study for Tournaments (IS Sets)

I know he graduated from Manheim Township last year, but I believe he actually goes to Carnegie Mellon now, so it may be worth making acquaintances with Campbell Fitzhugh (I think that's his name) and if he's willing, perhaps you can get some pointers from him. Campbell does go to Case Western, and...
by Chef Curry
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to Study for Tournaments (IS Sets)
Replies: 6
Views: 4547

How to Study for Tournaments (IS Sets)

I am a freshman on my quizbowl team, and going to a tournament this Saturday IS Set at Carnegie Mellon University, and also going to History Bowl on Nov. 16th. Does anybody have any tips on how to study?