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by MrHickoryHam
Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is QuizBowl an inherent "con" of knowledge?
Replies: 26
Views: 12599

Re: Is QuizBowl an inherent "con" of knowledge?

I strongly agree with Charlie and Samuel on this topic. I think that a lot of the disagreement over this topic is rooted in the fact that everyone has different definitions of what is "studying for Quiz Bowl". For some, it may be simply memorizing clues. For others, it may be looking up brief explan...
by MrHickoryHam
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some Thoughts Concerning Studying Methods
Replies: 13
Views: 3845

Re: Some Thoughts Concerning Studying Methods

Listening to the pieces that come up is helpful because it helps one internalize the composer and the piece's name. For me, if I haven't actually heard the piece, I'm much more likely to forget who composed it later on if I just studied it from a list. Like, as a younger player, for whatever reason...
by MrHickoryHam
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some Thoughts Concerning Studying Methods
Replies: 13
Views: 3845

Re: Some Thoughts Concerning Studying Methods

Good point - I sort of meant that part for teams that are past the novice level (I think I put that suggestion in the "Advanced" section). I wrote about how teams should write questions as a learning tool in an earlier section. But yes, I want to echo your point (and Ben's point) that Housewrites s...
by MrHickoryHam
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some Thoughts Concerning Studying Methods
Replies: 13
Views: 3845

Re: Some Thoughts Concerning Studying Methods

I think this is a really good guide for learning how to study. However, I disagree with saying that practicing is not a good way to study. I think that depends on the individual person. For me, practicing Is the best way to learn new topics/clues. I find a lot easier to remember a clue if I have he...
by MrHickoryHam
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some Thoughts Concerning Studying Methods
Replies: 13
Views: 3845

Some Thoughts Concerning Studying Methods

Quiz Bowl is an activity that demands practice, preparation, and hard work from teams what wish to do well. The following is a guide that outlines a few key ways in which a player can improve in Quiz Bowl. The order of this guide runs from the most basic study strategies for novices all the way to a...
by MrHickoryHam
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brush Invitational ( 3/10/12) Lyndhurst, Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Re: Brush Invitational ( 3/10/12) Lyndhurst, Ohio

Hello,

can you send the results to NAQT so that they may be posted on the website? hsquizbowl.org results database also works.

Thanks - it was a great tournament. very well run. I hope that you continue to host such tournaments in the future.

~ Eric
by MrHickoryHam
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Professionalism for coaches
Replies: 21
Views: 9480

Re: Professionalism for coaches

i think that coaches that are simply trying to be really obnoxious or too frivolous about protests are very easy to notice and distinguish from coaches that are just trying to do their job. Protesting the acceptable answers to questions is one thing, but protesting question quality, minor rules such...
by MrHickoryHam
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: My Problem With Studying for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 21
Views: 10064

Re: My Problem With Studying for Quiz Bowl

Attend practice, see which subjects your teams are complaining about. If you hear somebody yell things like "dangnabit, we always miss those social science questions" or "ugh, I *HATE* African literature so much", that's a good clue that you could really add value to your team by studying social sc...
by MrHickoryHam
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team Help
Replies: 3
Views: 2213

Re: New Team Help

If you aren't already, familiarize yourself with the Georgia Academic Team Association (GATA) and join for next year (joining GATA is necessary for competing in official GATA events, but not independent events). The GATA website also has a forum, but you need to make an account before you can view ...