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by howlin
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3327

Re: HSAPQ Questions

I don't like them. I read them at Vandy and found them awkard and pretentious. But there are those who love them; I don't know why. But they are still better than most questions that are written in house. I think you will be fine at your tournament. And we all need to remember that if the question i...
by howlin
Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl (11/22/08)
Replies: 35
Views: 5812

Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl (11/22/08)

Another thanks for a well run tournament. (And thanks for finding me a place to make hot tea for my cold.) I think you did a great job of editing the questions. In fact, I was surprised when I picked up my copy and saw that they were HSAPQ questions. I find their questions ungrammatical and unnecces...
by howlin
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-question-specific criticisms of IS-80A
Replies: 253
Views: 26273

Re: Non-question-specific criticisms of IS-80A

I don't think that NAQT needs to write all of it's questions, particularly A series questions, based on what the top four (or eight or ten) teams in the country would do. These is a whole lot of quiz bowl out there that is having a good time and learning a lot and will never win NAQT. That is what A...
by howlin
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVI - Oct 31-Nov 1, 2008
Replies: 44
Views: 6781

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVI - Oct 31-Nov 1, 2008

I disagree somewhat about the quality of the questions. I was a reader for s few rounds. There were typos and incorrect information in some instances, making them difficult to read. And the syntax, or lack there of, in the sentences made them difficult to read and to understand. There were repeated ...
by howlin
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fellow Teachers, please respond if you can help:
Replies: 9
Views: 1702

Re: Fellow Teachers, please respond if you can help:

I only have a BA and my AP courses have high pass rates. And I have graded the exams. Go to the College board website and there is much info there. And the syllabus approval process is totally bogus. They denied the syllabus of more than one teacher on their developement committees. I am fairly sure...
by howlin
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A list of things to never do when running tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Re: A list of things to never do when running tournaments

Keep it small your first year. (and maybe forever) Also, used store bought questions the first year from NAQT or some where else. You will make yourself crazy writing them. Or buy some questions and add a work sheet written by your players, if you want them to have the experience. Google "round robi...
by howlin
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How Often/When Does Your Team Practice?
Replies: 45
Views: 5573

Re: How Often/When Does Your Team Practice?

That was nice, but he had so many packets (among lots of other stuff) that it was hard to keep track of what had already been read recently. Question question question-- "We've already heard that!" many times in a row. I put the date on the packet when I read and then dump it in a file to pull out ...
by howlin
Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brindlee Mountain High School and Middle School (12/1/07)
Replies: 14
Views: 4781

Best of luck to all. Sorry MLK can't make it. :sad: (But it will be nice not to have to get up at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow.)
by howlin
Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Which buzzer has the most pleasant sound?
Replies: 24
Views: 6285

One of those D schools (Dorman, Danville, Dunbar. el al) had a cool system at Vandy and/or UTC last year that made a very cool sound as it turned on. It was also expandable to include extra teams. I wrote the name down somewhere, but can't find it. :cry:
by howlin
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ABC XXXIV (Oct 26-27, 2007) at Vanderbilt University
Replies: 36
Views: 12069

April 12 will cut down on TN schools becuase the state Latin convention is that weekend. And many of your TN teams are also Latin scholars.
I like the idea of starting earlier on Friday, particularly for the little ones.
by howlin
Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror: University of Chicago (10/6/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 18310

Is the Todd on chicago A Todd Li? If so, I had two former players in this tournament.
Good job, Saran! :grin:
by howlin
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Match Ever
Replies: 45
Views: 11776

grapesmoker wrote:
howlin wrote:Also, instead of "Answer, please", she usually bellows "SPEEEEEEEEEEEAK!"
I'm totally going to start doing this.
Then I would have to make you cry as well. And I am totally capable of it.
by howlin
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ABC XXXIV (Oct 26-27, 2007) at Vanderbilt University
Replies: 36
Views: 12069

You can continue to flip one of MLK teams from varsity to JV and vice versa. Most of mine are 10th and below so I can do whatever.
by howlin
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Match Ever
Replies: 45
Views: 11776

Last month I made a moderator cry when I asked her to quit counting down the time on the bonus questions out loud. Also, instead of "Answer, please", she usually bellows "SPEEEEEEEEEEEAK!" Another time when we had to stay in the room until released after a round when my JV team had just been clobber...
by howlin
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ABC XXXIV (Oct 26-27, 2007) at Vanderbilt University
Replies: 36
Views: 12069

Alabama teams are having troubles with local school boards about travel out of state. God forbid that anyone should discover that there are very intelligent people in Alabama.
by howlin
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brindlee Mountain High School and Middle School (12/1/07)
Replies: 14
Views: 4781

We have exams before Christmas so that makes anything after the first week of Dec a no go.

Is Brindlee Mountain coming to the Vergilian in Nashville?
by howlin
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Nov 17 in Snellville, GA
Replies: 7
Views: 3253

MLK will have at least one team. I am in the process of doing a body count to so how many more.
by howlin
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brindlee Mountain High School and Middle School (12/1/07)
Replies: 14
Views: 4781

Just when I thought fall quiz bowl season would end on Nov 17 at Brookwood......
by howlin
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Vanderbilt mirror of EFT2 - October 6
Replies: 21
Views: 8510

It remains to be seen. Is Ryan also playing for UT and coming to this thing? Hey, Vandyhawk: What's the rule on noise makers and cheers from the crowd? Is there a height limit on pyramids that our cheerleaders do? I think we can go up at least three levels in that atrium of Buttrick. We have lots of...
by howlin
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Vanderbilt mirror of EFT2 - October 6
Replies: 21
Views: 8510

Oh honey, I'm a native Nashvillian. I've been finding my way around Vandy since before you were born. Some of my former high school players (I suspect the Greek myth guy) are now playing for UT so I thought I might come and watch a round or two before I get heavy into laundry on Sat. 'Tis an excitin...
by howlin
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Vanderbilt mirror of EFT2 - October 6
Replies: 21
Views: 8510

Now that I actually read the info already here, I have the answers to my questions. Duh. :oops:
by howlin
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Vanderbilt mirror of EFT2 - October 6
Replies: 21
Views: 8510

When and where will this be played? I'm assuming Wilson Hall. I may come see some of the college rounds and some of my former high school players will be there.