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by varunscs11
May 8th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Texas 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 11168

Re: Texas 2019

Also the really nice thing about the way Texas does things is that if certain tournament dates don't work out, it's not a big deal, you can just pick another regional. For example, there have been countless times where a certain regional was too close to the second out of state invitational or there...
by varunscs11
January 15th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Invitationals
Topic: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 35530

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2019

Hey everyone, I was the event supervisor for Fossils this past weekend at MIT. As other people have stated, the exams will be publicly released but I just wanted to post a little debrief of the event on Saturday. Taking into account what many people have informed me personally or otherwise regarding...
by varunscs11
May 23rd, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: 2018 Nationals
Topic: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University
Replies: 242
Views: 55974

Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Galahad wrote:hey chalker want to spend hours telling us how close we were to medaling and the scores of the events?


Asking the important questions of our time
by varunscs11
April 10th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: 2018 Nationals
Topic: Unofficial Rankings C
Replies: 118
Views: 17685

Re: Unofficial Rankings C

What do you all think about the effect of Texas losing its second bid on the national rankings? I mean obviously it will open a spot in the top 10, but do you think the Texas team attending nats will be better as a result of the change? Also Unome where is Japan on your rankings :P I wouldn't say s...
by varunscs11
March 18th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: 2018 Regionals and States
Topic: Texas 2018
Replies: 159
Views: 23744

Re: Texas 2018

I got 1st place at my regionals and I scored 187 on mine (I'm div C tho). But yeah state last year was terrible. I think I got around 154 and still got 2nd (i hate you clements) My normal scores range from 180-195, extremely hard sets anywhere between 150-170 (which is a pretty big range, but) EDIT...
by varunscs11
March 12th, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: 2018 Regionals and States
Topic: Texas 2018
Replies: 159
Views: 23744

Re: Texas 2018

Unome wrote:in fact, until now I didn't even know Texas did this


Texas only recently started this. I think last year was the first time they implemented this policy.
by varunscs11
February 23rd, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: Who's your role model in Scioly.org?
Replies: 21
Views: 2180

Re: Who's your role model in Scioly.org?

birdylayaduck08 wrote:@reefownage
@varunscs11
Uber wrote:@varunscs11
@reefownage


This is really flattering - I hope I was a good role model :)

@blakinator8 for me (among others who are not on scioly.org)
by varunscs11
February 18th, 2018, 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Poorly Run Event Stories
Replies: 660
Views: 92910

Re: Poorly Run Event Stories

birdylayaduck08 wrote:The rest of the test is just more information that you can easily add to your binder later. ]

fanjiatian wrote:extremely good study material post-competition


^This was the goal of my exam (which bird and fan have articulated better than I did)
by varunscs11
February 18th, 2018, 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Poorly Run Event Stories
Replies: 660
Views: 92910

Re: Poorly Run Event Stories

Chill, there were not 542 questions, that's just how many points there were. Most questions were worth 2-3 points. And again, I literally NEVER said that the competitors aren't working hard enough. Just keep in mind that all you east coast teams are privileged when it comes to science olympiad. In T...
by varunscs11
February 18th, 2018, 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Poorly Run Event Stories
Replies: 660
Views: 92910

Re: Poorly Run Event Stories

There were only 17 stations, with 14 having specimens to identify and most answers were a few word answers (originally I had 15 but had to add 2 more because there are 17 teams per block). And you had 2.5 minutes to complete each station. 10% is approximately 1 question per station (some had more)....
by varunscs11
February 18th, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Poorly Run Event Stories
Replies: 660
Views: 92910

Re: Poorly Run Event Stories

There were only 17 stations, with 14 having specimens to identify and most answers were a few word answers (originally I had 15 but had to add 2 more because there are 17 teams per block). And you had 2.5 minutes to complete each station. 10% is approximately 1 question per station (some had more). ...
by varunscs11
February 18th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Poorly Run Event Stories
Replies: 660
Views: 92910

Re: Poorly Run Event Stories

Yesterday, at SOUP Invitational, the room setup for the different events was inconvenient, which can be understandable due to the amount of space given within the college. However, the herpetology exam I took yesterday wasn’t only poorly run, but the test was a poor representation of the event itse...
by varunscs11
January 23rd, 2018, 7:13 am
Forum: 2018 Invitationals
Topic: MIT Invitational 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 38184

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

If I were not too tired to do anything after the tournament This is a key point - running a tournament is tiring at all levels, more so for the planning committee and directors. They pull so many all nighters the week of MIT it's crazy and without the planning committee, events like Rocks, Forensic...
by varunscs11
January 22nd, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: 2018 Invitationals
Topic: MIT Invitational 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 38184

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Finally, a question to anyone that helped write the MIT tests, would anybody else be open to answering questions like with Rocks? I know myself and many others on my team have questions about material that couldn't be answered by resources through our school (such as imaging on Remote). Yes, anyone...
by varunscs11
January 22nd, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: 2018 Invitationals
Topic: MIT Invitational 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 38184

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Rocks was god-tier and I wish every test was like that Thank you for your kind words! Please tell Cole that I'm glad he enjoyed the exam and we appreciated his kind words on the answer sheet. :) I liked the test (granted I did well on it so I'm a bit biased). My biggest struggle on the test was tim...

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