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by More Weight
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tiebreaker Distro
Replies: 6
Views: 3144

Re: Tiebreaker Distro

Why should the tiebreaker be any different from the rest of the match? Every tossup in an ultimately tied match matters, so why should we nitpick tossup 21? You're right, I was viewing the final TU as a culmination of the game instead of as just another question. However, 3 TBs allows for 1 literat...
by More Weight
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tiebreaker Distro
Replies: 6
Views: 3144

Tiebreaker Distro

After losing two (2, count em boys) games in 5 minutes thanks to tiebreakers, I've been thinking about alternative distributions for tiebreakers specifically. Fast glossary. Everyone understands that some topics are "fraudable," for example if a question is hesitant to mention gender and some aviati...
by More Weight
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 19657

Re: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read

Heart of Darkness is so good, what is going on in here? Moby-Dick is worth a read, too. Fundamental part of U.S Lit that comes up all the time and is a really awesome experience(I think the cetology parts catch too much flak from people who claim to dislike it). Beloved is also really good. Kafka a...
by More Weight
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 19657

Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read

Most of the literature canon can be learned to a powerable level through rote memorization of tossups and a Sparknotes readthrough, but which ones are more fun or are personally enlightening to actually read? I am unsure of which of the books/plays/poems/collections that get tossed up in quiz bowl a...