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Re: Road Scholar

Post by computernerd4826 » September 25th, 2008, 4:08 am

ive gotten gold at state the last 2 years and 25 at nats... BOTH YEARS! :o
I guess that means i didnt improve :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by starpug » September 25th, 2008, 9:01 pm

computernerd4826 wrote:ive gotten gold at state the last 2 years and 25 at nats... BOTH YEARS! :o
I guess that means i didnt improve :shock: :shock: :shock:
Well at states you can't go much higher than 1st so don't be worried about that :D and I would assume they would make the nats test harder so that kids who did it the year before wouldn't have an advantage. :|
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by rocketman1555 » September 29th, 2008, 4:20 pm

starpug wrote:Yes I'm confident that I can conquer the part of the Event that kept me from getting my 4th medal 8-). I was 2 points behind second :x
you don't get medals for 3rd?
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by starpug » September 29th, 2008, 4:28 pm

rocketman1555 wrote:
starpug wrote:Yes I'm confident that I can conquer the part of the Event that kept me from getting my 4th medal 8-). I was 2 points behind second :x
you don't get medals for 3rd?
Yes but I was 4th and the A team was 2nd so I know their score but I don't know the 3rd place team's
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by rocketman1555 » September 29th, 2008, 4:28 pm

o, that makes sense, and that really stinks
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by starpug » September 29th, 2008, 4:44 pm

It wasn't that bad I got 3 other medals so it didn't make a huge difference, but I still really wish I could get 2 points back. I feel sorry for my partner tho she didn't get any medals and we were 2 points away from a medal :( , she deserved a medal we worked really hard on that event :( . But I hope I will be able to get her a medal in Road Scholar this year :), even if I have to work really hard. :geek:
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by computernerd4826 » October 2nd, 2008, 6:49 pm

you are a good person, starpug


anyways, i find it weird that the rules almost never change...
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by starpug » October 2nd, 2008, 8:04 pm

Thank you computernerd

What kind of rule changes could they make it's a very narrow event in what it deals with?
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eak227 » October 2nd, 2008, 8:36 pm

Honestly, I think the event would be better if it weren't so much based around just reading maps. That just doesn't feel like much of a science to me. You could, for example, include surveying things, using trig and math... not just reading the final results. I don't know. I think it's too easy an event for SO.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by starpug » October 2nd, 2008, 10:20 pm

Well there is some math and some formulas but you're right eak not even any algebra really or trig
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