Elementary/MS editing help needed

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Elementary/MS editing help needed

Post by alexdz »

The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one, and preferably early enough to get help.

I'm not in crisis mode yet, but as I'm triaging my workload for the next few weeks it has become clear that I need help producing this year's quizbowl questions for SAGES, more so than I thought. Deadlines are quickly approaching and my own personal time is looking more and more limited. I think I've bitten off more than I can chew for one person, but I thought it best to admit that now and recruit the help while the projects are still doable.

While additional writers will be helpful as well, what I really need is someone else (or a couple of people) willing to edit. You don't need to be a subject matter "expert" necessarily, but you should have some conception of what the average 3rd-8th grade quizbowl player might know in the category/ies you want to help with. I will give all the questions final edits, but I can't do all the first passes, write my own questions, and survive grad school all at once right now.

Payment is negotiable depending on how much workload you're willing to take on. The questions themselves are quite short, but there are just a lot of them to work through.

So, if you're willing to help, please get in touch with me ASAP and we'll work out an amenable arrangement so that sets can be delivered as promised to hosts.
Alex Dzurick
Owner/Editor, SAGES Quizbowl Questions
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Re: Elementary/MS editing help needed

Post by idek »


I'm only an 8th grader, but I think that I could definetly be of assistance in writing SAGES in the distribution areas of literature, mathematics, a bit of history, and philosophy(if you choose to add anything more than maybe a random Freud tossup in Round 5 or something). I've actually analyzed the full set of SAGES from last year while I was scrolling through my packets to study for the day, and it's actually very well written, something I definetly want to be a part of. I've actually done some rudimentary writing of my own, but they were tossups meant for regular difficulty MS quiz bowl (like a difficulty of like a MS-13). If you want assistance, feel free to PM me or email me at [email protected], as I want to contribute to this, as I really liked the dedication to pyramidiality and the quality of SAGES tossups.
Vishal Sivamani