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by kws
Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47703

In addition, I recommended that the judges and readers pre-read the question to determine potential alternative answers I can just see whatever group of people decides this talking about potential alternative answers and coming up with the solution of making more questions multiple choice and 3-way...
by kws
Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47703

To clarify, was the A/The Member of the Wedding question part of a multiple choice/matching question or a free response one? In regards to the comparatively high percentage of math questions, has anyone recently tried sending, for example, a few of the state's ARML representation? It's quite possibl...
by kws
Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47703

I think we might want to start a different thread for doing this type of comparison...but I agree that the PAC should do something to address this. The easy way is to require exact titles, thugh this is not always the fairest, best, or most logical approach. Aren't exact answers already required? O...
by kws
Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47703

Well, yes, I'm really only talking about the finals, especially now that the semis don't seem to each involve six teams. I've only witnessed two finals (95 & 96), which were decided by (I think) 5 and 15 points, but they both had pretty dramatic changes in the top three all the way until the end.
by kws
Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47703

Despite the fact I don't like the PAC format, today's final match was actually really exciting. The top four teams all had a legit shot to win. Don't most PAC finals end up like this? When each team is only getting a few questions, there has to be a huge variance on the possible outcomes -- much, m...
by kws
Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Completely Unscientific Exercise
Replies: 15
Views: 7751

So TJ wasn't on the ballots at all of two that didn't have them 1st? I think we have a Cal-UT situation! :grin:
by kws
Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Completely Unscientific Exercise
Replies: 15
Views: 7751

How were the other 9 first place votes distributed?
by kws
Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thomas Jefferson wins third straight HSNCT
Replies: 65
Views: 33606

A link to audio of that round (and all the others) is posted in the other NAQT thread.
by kws
Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47703

Is SC's team still selected by a two-day tryout? Who is (are) the current coach(es) of the team?
by kws
Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80109

Where are the audio rounds?
by kws
Mon May 30, 2005 6:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ASCN Info
Replies: 33
Views: 14954

The problem with Vegas is that you run the risk of 2AM dorm evacuations because someone brings back a hooker, who ends up macing him (and it gets into the ventilation system).

Ahh, there was a money prize? Congrats. We didn't fare so well in the other semifinal from y'all.
by kws
Sun May 29, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ASCN Info
Replies: 33
Views: 14954

I think there already was a hs national in Las Vegas. 1996? Mr. Barry's team was even there if I recall correctly.
by kws
Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47703

The letters of invitation to each state school officer to send representative teams are mailed each year from Florida's Commissioner of Education and the COO of Panasonic, so unless there is already a method in place, the State Dept. of Education usually just accepts bids from the individual schools.
by kws
Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Nationals aftermath/discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 59471

I must be getting too out of touch; do people not learn what an S-matrix is in quantum mechanics courses?
They are much more likely to learn one of the other S matrices (overlap matrix) that pops up in an introductory QM class going over simple Hartree-Fock theory.
by kws
Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45112

This is from the PAC website:
That's Pansonic, not PACE, yes?