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by DavidB256
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2020 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

Re: ACF Fall 2020 - Specific Question Discussion

Tossup 17 of packet A describes Federico García Lorca as a "Golden age author." Wikipedia describes the Golden Age as taking place from ~1492-1681. García Lorca was born in 1898. I originally clued Fuenteovejuna and Life Is a Dream as the first two sentences of this tossup, respectively, and was sad...
by DavidB256
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall at UNC (10/17/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: 2020 ACF Fall at UNC (10/17/2020)

Thanks to everyone involved in running this mirror and to ACF for writing a fun set! This was probably the most streamlined online tournament that I have played. I really appreciated the implementation of waiting rooms to facilitate transitions between rounds.
by DavidB256
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Statistics Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2468

Re: Statistics Questions

Ciorwrong wrote: Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:39 am I can recommend books here if people are interested in consulting better sources than Wikipedia.
That would be much appreciated!
by DavidB256
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Statistics Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2468

Statistics Questions

As someone who knows a lot more about statistics than pure math, but does not have any significant question-writing experience, I want to ask about statistics' role in higher-level quizbowl. I remember NAQT-written Scholastic Bowl questions containing a significant amount of prob/stats content at ar...
by DavidB256
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QEMS2 Appears to be down
Replies: 8
Views: 4630

Re: QEMS2 Appears to be down

I too once tried to make a qems2 account, but the email verification link never worked for me. I had my verification message resent upon seeing this post, but the link still took me to a Chrome error page saying: "This site can't be reached." And yes, there is a "/" between ".net" and "accounts" in ...
by DavidB256
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Different Styles of Making Flashcards
Replies: 11
Views: 6518

Re: Different Styles of Making Flashcards

I am by no means an elite player, but I have done quite a bit of studying over the years, and have never used nor seen the appeal of flashcards. I take bulleted pencil-and-paper notes on the harder details of everything I study, and I don't understand how flashcards could be more helpful for me. Is ...
by DavidB256
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro Area Discussion - 2019-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 5656

Re: DC Metro Area Discussion - 2019-2020

Norfolk Academic Guild is a good team that returns almost all of their scoring. Although a freshman, Ean Casey has been playing this game for a long time and has the generalist’s ability to get tossups when tossups need to be gotten. He has some support in the Abney siblings. I don’t know much abou...
by DavidB256
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: a
Replies: 0
Views: 3326

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by DavidB256
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 10714

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

This was my first NSC, and it was a super fun shift away from what I'm used to. The lit questions were the most fun I've ever played, and felt super rewarding. It was a great experience overall. Can I see the tossups on Everything that Rises Must Converge (it's my favorite short story) and The Prose...
by DavidB256
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why is P/BB so variable?
Replies: 2
Views: 3997

Why is P/BB so variable?

Looking at the stats for the 2019 PACE NSC, I noticed that the P/BB (points per bounceback) statistic correlates very poorly with both overall placement and P/B (points per bonus). I understand that P/BB is a function of both the skill of the team and the skill of the teams they play against (playin...
by DavidB256
Tue May 14, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Making things stick.
Replies: 8
Views: 5964

Re: Making things stick.

Take organized, neat, bulleted, pencil-and-paper notes! Whenever I'm studying on the internet or from a nonfiction book, I take notes similarly to those that I would take in a history class. The act of writing things down manually is a great method for memorization, and full pages are great for skim...
by DavidB256
Tue May 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: NAQT IS/HS Level Math
Replies: 5
Views: 5038

Re: NAQT IS/HS Level Math

I'm not a dedicated math player, but a surprising amount of the math questions that I do get are because of Numberphile videos.
by DavidB256
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 14100

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)

UVA! I will definitely check out their Quiz Bowl team.