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by fanjiatian
June 21st, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: 2017 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 169
Views: 55193

Re: Astronomy C

Adding onto misaki's comment: Our primary goal this year was not to perfectly emulate the tests at Nationals as MIT does. Certainly, we wanted our events to provide strong preparation for Nationals, and many of our events were written by repeat-National medalists - such as Astro. Our primary objecti...
by fanjiatian
June 21st, 2017, 12:05 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: In Defense of Poorly Run Events
Replies: 18
Views: 2384

Re: In Defense of Poorly Run Events

Yes, I am from NJ. I directed the Princeton University Invitational Tournament this year. This sort of stuff seems to vary a lot by location. There are places where one can get an event supervising position right out of high school (or while in high school - I was an ES at a Div B regional earlier t...
by fanjiatian
June 17th, 2017, 1:17 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: In Defense of Poorly Run Events
Replies: 18
Views: 2384

Re: In Defense of Poorly Run Events

Uh, that all begs the question why the hotshot students who run invites don't try getting more involved at the regional and state levels. It seems like every Division D'er these days instantly reaches for the invite. Meanwhile we have things happen like in PA where a test just disappears and the PR...
by fanjiatian
March 13th, 2017, 9:42 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: New Road to Nats?
Replies: 28
Views: 3094

Re: New Road to Nats?

So kinda like how USNCO works but for teams? :P The issue with score differences/cutoffs is that tests aren't standardized and certainly aren't administered/graded under the same standard at different tournaments.
by fanjiatian
March 13th, 2017, 9:38 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New Jersey 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 17409

Re: New Jersey 2017

If anything try harder at Nats to make up for it... Community hadn't placed top 10 at Nats in years
by fanjiatian
March 12th, 2017, 9:03 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New Jersey 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 17409

Re: New Jersey 2017

That's not saying much considering many study events were not administered/graded by the original test writers but rather last minute volunteers who were clueless about their events. Speaking as someone who helped write and find writers for several events only to have them graded without partial cre...
by fanjiatian
March 12th, 2017, 6:23 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New Jersey 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 17409

Re: New Jersey 2017

That one point diff tho
by fanjiatian
March 5th, 2017, 5:26 pm
Forum: 2017 Nationals
Topic: Mid-February National Rankings Update
Replies: 25
Views: 5634

Re: Mid-February National Rankings Update

What I meant to say was Community should probably be ranked a bit higher, although not higher than Springhouse :P
But definitely Springhouse's high spot in the current predictions is well deserved.
by fanjiatian
March 4th, 2017, 12:40 pm
Forum: 2017 Nationals
Topic: Mid-February National Rankings Update
Replies: 25
Views: 5634

Re: Mid-February National Rankings Update

Never suggested they were worse.
I haven't been following Division B that closely - didn't know about the win at Wright State.
by fanjiatian
March 4th, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: 2017 Nationals
Topic: Mid-February National Rankings Update
Replies: 25
Views: 5634

Re: Mid-February National Rankings Update

Community beat Springhouse though at Little Tiger lol

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