To be honest I'm not really sure haha. But there are a few things that I think definitely helped.How did you go from 27th in Disease in 2011 to first at Nationals in 2012? Did you just know more, or have a better partner, or what?
I'm asking because I got 9th last year, to 27th this year, and I want to do well next year.
1. Time management. Last year neither my partner nor I brought a watch so we ended up not getting to about a third of the test. This year we were much better prepared in this regard, which was really useful when we ended up having
45 minutes for a 30 page test.
2. No offense to my partner from last year, but the one I had this year was just leagues and miles better. She also did microbe mission, which helped, and actually made me study when I thought I was finished preparing for this event.
3. Studying more effectively. I'm not really going to elaborate on this too much except to say that at the national tournament the test tends to stick very closely to the event rules. But don't get caught up in the rules too much, some times it can really help to just read about recent outbreaks and how they were investigated to see how it all ties together.
Generally, the best advice I could give for the event is this: be prepared to answer every question