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by jeremylu
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 65109

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Can I see tossups on:
2048
Dark horse
Pompeii
William Jennings Bryan
Mafia
Madonna
Lil Wayne/Drake/Childish Gambino bonus
Kendrick Lamar
Jay Z
Hotel California
Dallas Cowboys
by jeremylu
Sat May 24, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing MS Sets
Replies: 28
Views: 5839

Re: Writing MS Sets

First, I don't know about the feedback thread. However, I could share my Google Doc that we are using with someone if they would be willing to review some of it. You could PM me your email or something.
by jeremylu
Sat May 24, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing MS Sets
Replies: 28
Views: 5839

Re: Writing MS Sets

Thanks for the advice. We have a history expert who is actually better at HS packets than MS due to his depth of knowldege. WEll he's this WWI and II expert who wrote this: At the end of WWI, when Germany had its land taken away, this man said, "This is not a peace. It is an armistice for twenty yea...
by jeremylu
Fri May 23, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing MS Sets
Replies: 28
Views: 5839

Re: Writing MS Sets

EDIT: we changed it to this: The electron transport chain in this organelle converts succinate to fumarate, NADH to NAD+, and water to oxygen. Glycolysis (*) and Krebs Cycle occur in it and it is the production of much of the cell’s adenosine triphosphate. For ten points, name this organelle respons...
by jeremylu
Fri May 23, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing MS Sets
Replies: 28
Views: 5839

Re: Writing MS Sets

hi my teammates are collaborating with me. Technically we are unnafiliated with uor school, like we don't even have a room for practice there or any funding. EDIT: where should the power mark be for this: In the endosymbiotic theory of origin of this organelle, the organelle started as a prokaryotic...
by jeremylu
Thu May 22, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing MS Sets
Replies: 28
Views: 5839

Re: Writing MS Sets

Is there anything else i could do with these sets, besides handing them down for coaching, and this being a useful way to spend time. I don't think making money is an option unless someone has a good idea
by jeremylu
Wed May 21, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing MS Sets
Replies: 28
Views: 5839

Re: Writing MS Sets

hmmm..... I guess 1 tossup every 2 packets would be better. Also, how do you get inspired for bonuses? I find it much easier to write tossups than bonuses.
by jeremylu
Tue May 20, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing MS Sets
Replies: 28
Views: 5839

Re: Writing MS Sets

I actually intend to help train students with these packets. By conceptual I mean stuff like Pythagorean Theorem, or even numbers, or Fibonacci numbers, fractals, etc... EDIT: I've also seen Descartes come up in MS. Or maybe that was SCOP EDIT2: Our history teacher also teaches stuff like Emmanuel K...
by jeremylu
Tue May 20, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing MS Sets
Replies: 28
Views: 5839

Re: Writing MS Sets

wait I think we shuold make sure what we mean by philosopy. What I'm thinking is stuff like Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, etc... Also, I realized I forgot about math, which I am planning to have 1 computional in odd numbered packets and 1 concept/mathemetician in even numbered packets. I could replace...
by jeremylu
Tue May 20, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing MS Sets
Replies: 28
Views: 5839

Re: Writing MS Sets

I mean when I should mark the end of a power in my sets.

Also, I would rather do something like:

Lit 4/4
History 4/4
Science 4/4
Sports 1/1
Trash 1/1
Fine Arts 2/2
Geography 2/2
Religion 1/1
Philosophy 1/1


Could you guys review my packets here later?
by jeremylu
Mon May 19, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing MS Sets
Replies: 28
Views: 5839

Writing MS Sets

I'm writing MS sets, and I'm aiming for NAQT length, but coverage of stuff that comes up in HS, and excluding the children's crap in NAQT MS. I also realized my powers would be too difficult to get. When is it appropriate for powers, and what should my distribution be?
by jeremylu
Thu May 15, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 MSNCT discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 8847

Re: 2014 MSNCT discussion

can i see michael jordan, rockets, biden, gingrich and DESPIVALBE ME 2
by jeremylu
Wed May 14, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Leadership positions on the team
Replies: 8
Views: 3247

Re: Leadership positions on the team

get a coach.
by jeremylu
Tue May 13, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 35865

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

There was indeed a lot of computational math, which isn't good for a national competition. We actually ate chips, watched NBA playoffs and played video games. Stayed up till 11 friday and saturday. I felt that there wasn't enough lit, and a little too much history. Also, we went to the Coke place in...
by jeremylu
Tue May 13, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 35865

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

Darn I did terrible this tournament. I felt the packet difficulty was harder than the MS used this year, and a little easier than SCOP. I remember hearing Pharell Williams and unconsiously buzzing. Luckily I heard Happy and guessed Despicable Me 2. Anyways, did awards go out to top 12 scorers? I rem...
by jeremylu
Fri May 09, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 35865

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: May 10-11, Atlanta

anyone want to meet at starbucks tommorow at like 7:15?

i bought a t shirt too.
by jeremylu
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Late Game
Replies: 16
Views: 3906

Re: Late Game

Hi, sorry for talking about qustions and stuff. In a recent tournament, my teamamte knew the answer before I buzzed. IT was the last tossup and if we got it, we would have won. The team knew way more then us, and they also do well in high school tourneys. So then I negged later and y teammate got ma...
by jeremylu
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Study tips for literature
Replies: 13
Views: 4352

Re: Study tips for literature

Owl Eyes is one of the couple attendors of the titular characters funeral. :wink: Also, the case with like Nick Carraway, they would specify character, I believe. I find it harder to study Shakespear because most of it is just quotes from the book and stuff. Only in the last two lines do they have a...
by jeremylu
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Berkeley's middle school tournament (Berkeley, CA, 4/27/14)
Replies: 7
Views: 4156

Re: Berkeley's middle school tournament (Berkeley, CA, 4/27/

When will check in be? What building do we go to?
by jeremylu
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Study tips for literature
Replies: 13
Views: 4352

Re: Study tips for literature

yay, I'm going to MSNCT too! The best way is to in general, read. What I do is that I write down the sparknotes plot summary. then on quizbowldb.com , I search up the name of that book and write down lots of keywords that tossups ask for. The only bad thing is that you're mostly studying high school...
by jeremylu
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Late Game
Replies: 16
Views: 3906

Re: Late Game

For people talking about improving, that's not an issue right now, because the rest of my tourneys are MS, and we average 300+ PP20TH and 20+ PPB. We have had many close games, especially a 100+ comeback that got us to MSNCT. We went really aggressive, and the captain buzzed on A CLUE to answer a QU...
by jeremylu
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Late Game
Replies: 16
Views: 3906

Late Game

So we went to a JV tourney and on the last tossup, we were down by 5. We were taking it easy, and the other team negged on something about [QUESTION CONTENT IN A SET THAT IS STILL BEING USED --the mgmt] at the end. So we ended up winning, but this was not agaisnt a very good (relatively) team. So wh...
by jeremylu
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressiveness
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Re: Aggressiveness

Well, our team lives off of 2 things: 1. Bonus Conversion 2. Powers and Negs. We had this epic >100 point comeback in like 4 tossups because of our ability to power. However we also get lots of negs (which is mostly me). For example I buzzed when i heard "john paul jones" and I had to guess between ...
by jeremylu
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Stratford San Jose Invitational (3/16/14, San Jose, CA)
Replies: 6
Views: 3142

Re: Stratford San Jose Invitational (3/16/14, San Jose, CA)

When should we be arriving? when does check in begin?
by jeremylu
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressiveness
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Aggressiveness

When should a team go aggressive? For example, if its a very important game and you're down by a lot, should you buzz when you are not completely sure of the answer, but fairly sure? If you have a big lead should you go aggressive or play it conservative? And last, what other situations should you b...