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by euterpe42
Fri May 28, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting Good at History
Replies: 41
Views: 7758

Re: Getting Good at History

I have to recommend Larry Gonick's Cartoon History of the Universe and Cartoon History of the Modern World. These books are surprisingly in-depth and very quick to read. They also come with bibliographies of more scholarly works if you want to dig even deeper.
by euterpe42
Thu May 27, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Music Theory Help
Replies: 11
Views: 3949

Re: Music Theory Help

I just finished AP Music Theory, so I found quite a few helpful sites for the technical aspects of music theory during my time studying. I don't know how often they'd come up in quizbowl, but I hope they help: http://www.musictheory.net/ (this site is the most basic, if you're not too skilled yet) h...
by euterpe42
Tue May 25, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Practice Techniques?
Replies: 8
Views: 2694

New Practice Techniques?

I'm the president of my high school's Academic League (Southern California quizbowl) club/team next year, and probable varsity captain for next year as well. As president, I basically run the show (our coach doesn't do much), and I'd really like to get our team going this year. We're pretty good--we...
by euterpe42
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Equal represenation in Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 5962

Re: Equal represenation in Quizbowl

I think the main reason that I'm interested in getting more girls on the team is that it really has degenerated into an "old boys' club" mentality. It's very cliquey among these guys, and there's always a select cabal of them that basically run the club. I know that trying to gender balance the team...
by euterpe42
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Want to get a literature foundation
Replies: 38
Views: 10600

Re: Want to get a literature foundation

As my team's "lit person," I have to say that for me, it's mostly having read the books that helped me (well, and having a mother who's an English teacher, but I don't think that's something you can easily acquire). However, I think that having a good knowledge of authors and their works helps. Try ...
by euterpe42
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Equal represenation in Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 5962

Equal represenation in Quizbowl

I'm the member of a Southern California Quizbowl team, and we have a problem. We have a team of about 20-something, and only two of us are girls. Unfortunately, many of our team members don't find this a problem and therefore haven't tried to solve it, and so we have a lot of trouble recruiting girl...