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by geowzrd
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall Mirror - UVA (11/3/13)
Replies: 37
Views: 13375

Re: 2013 Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall Mirror - UVA (11/3/13)

Is there any chance that combined stats will be posted?
by geowzrd
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Books or Other Works of Literature?
Replies: 31
Views: 6264

Re: Favorite Books or Other Works of Literature?

I've always perfered nonfiction for some reason. Some of my Favorites include Lies My Teacher Told Me, Freakanomics,An Incomplete Education, and T. Hary William's biography of Huey Long.
by geowzrd
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying History
Replies: 15
Views: 4292

Re: Studying History

I've found that while it does help to be a good generalist, it can also help if you specialize in a particular era, such as Ancient, Medieval, U.S., Modern, etc. I don't know why, but I've somehow found non-European names and events easier to memorize, probably due to the fact that non-western histo...
by geowzrd
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 11558

Re: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion

Good tournament overall and thanks to all the writers and staffers.
Was the McDonalds tossup supposed to social science, history or general knowledge?
Also I feel that first clue on Profumo affair was practically identical to an old NHB question.
by geowzrd
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Evolution of a Quizbowl Player
Replies: 12
Views: 4261

Re: Evolution of a Quizbowl Player

Because I went to an "intermediate school"(8th and 9th grade in the same school, 10-12 at the high school) freshman year, I only did a minor local, buzzer based competition with the High School that year. Sophomore year, I was at a completely new school and was sort of thrust into Scholastic Bowl wh...
by geowzrd
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82251

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

Woodgrove has graduated quite a few seniors this year(myself included), although if the rest of the team continues to study and practice, I think they should do well. Also, does anyone know about the VHSL restructuring?
by geowzrd
Wed May 29, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: History Distribution
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: History Distribution

Being more of a history person, it does seem odd that in VHSL competitions, many packets seem to be either 1/3 history (mostly European and U.S.), or more recently 1/3 science, which can make the distribution unpredictable with no specific formula.
by geowzrd
Sun May 26, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Feedback
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: ACF Feedback

Thank you again. I guess there isn't that much use for this thread now.
by geowzrd
Thu May 23, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Feedback
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

ACF Feedback

I have sent questions to ACF twice and have not received any feedback. Does anyone know how I can get some feedback? Thanks.
by geowzrd
Thu May 16, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Buzz
Replies: 10
Views: 2903

Re: How to Buzz

If the answer to a question is sentimental or if I know it on the first clue, my buzzing in will become more exaggerated. Also, losing a buzzer race also has a tendency to exaggerate movement.
by geowzrd
Tue May 14, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Ac Tapings for Next Season
Replies: 8
Views: 1708

Re: It's Ac Tapings for Next Season

Although, it seemed for us both this year and last, we had tappings the same days as the NHB, which is why we didn't do the bowl this year.
by geowzrd
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maggie Walker Spring Tournament [Richmond, VA] (5/18/2013)
Replies: 32
Views: 11839

Re: Maggie Walker Spring Tournament [Richmond, VA] (5/18/2013)

Woodgrove expresses interest, and the 18th will work best for us.
by geowzrd
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Left-Wing Questions?
Replies: 42
Views: 15403

Re: Left-Wing Questions?

It does also seem odd that quite a few literature questions deal with mature topics, and still controversial books like Brave New World and the Catcher in the Rye(just to name a few), although they might be considered tame by today's standard. On a lighter note: "Reality has a well-know liberal bias...
by geowzrd
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 18395

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

I will be attending William and Mary, and plan on playing quizbowl, although I haven't been able to find any information about their team.

Also, is anybody doing the U.S. Geography Challenge at Nationals?