Packet Exchange?

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Packet Exchange?

Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:45 pm

This is an idea that's been tumbling around in my head for a while. It's widely held that writing questions is one of the best ways to become good at quizbowl, and I do it occasionally. I was thinking of setting up a sort of weekly packet exchange amongst current high school players. No one is expecting anyone to write a packet a week; what I mean by weekly is simply that someone sends everyone else a packet each week, and then the packet can be used any way the others like- reading it at team practices, studying it, whatever [except, of course, using it for profit, claiming the questions as their own, or dishonest things like that.] Additionally, advice can be offered by other members on how to improve questions and become a better question writer. If someone is weak at science and thinks that any science tossup they write will be poor, they can always enlist help from a more science-minded teammate. If you are interested and are a current high school player, reply to thread and/or email me at IB[NOSPAM]Hirsch @ Gmail.com

Additionally, if anyone has any ideas on how to improve the system I've envisioned, I would appreciate hearing them.
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Re: Packet Exchange?

Post by at your pleasure » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:17 pm

This is intruiging and I like this idea, especially the feedback available.
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Re: Packet Exchange?

Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:29 pm

This is a neat idea. My kids need to learn how to write, and i've love to get them (especially Trey) doing so. Let's see if this happens.
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Re: Packet Exchange?

Post by Auroni » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:32 pm

I rather like this idea, and I could oversee the submissions if this were to get going.
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Re: Packet Exchange?

Post by Self-incompatibility in plants » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:36 pm

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew wrote:This is a neat idea. My kids need to learn how to write, and i've love to get them (especially Trey) doing so. Let's see if this happens.
I've already committed to doing it.
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Re: Packet Exchange?

Post by The King's Flight to the Scots » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:12 am

This sounds interesting. Don't expect anything from my science tossups, though.
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Re: Packet Exchange?

Post by First Chairman » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:26 am

I think there have always been attempts at packet exchanges for practice or competition purposes that have pretty much flamed out since not everyone puts in questions that meet a collectively-approved standard. I think things may be different now, and if so, I hope it works.
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Re: Packet Exchange?

Post by Nuclear Densometer Test » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:03 pm

Sounds like a great idea. I'm in.
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Re: Packet Exchange?

Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:11 pm

An Email has been sent to everyone who has expressed interest so far. Auroni, I will send you an email a little later.
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Re: Packet Exchange?

Post by AKKOLADE » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:20 pm

I have at least two WV players that would be interested in this.
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