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Post by Jaol » March 27th, 2015, 5:49 am

My friends recently competed in GA state and they said the words were ridiculous. They got 6 words and got 3rd I believe. Apparently the proctor said that there were many teams tha got 0 words. Don't mean to deflate you but maybe the testmaker overestimated middle schools of something.
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Post by hscmom » March 27th, 2015, 11:02 am

Jaol wrote:My friends recently competed in GA state and they said the words were ridiculous. They got 6 words and got 3rd I believe. Apparently the proctor said that there were many teams tha got 0 words. Don't mean to deflate you but maybe the testmaker overestimated middle schools of something.
Yikes, what were some of the words? So it boiled down to who said pass 25 times the fastest to break the tie among the teams with zero words???

Having coached this at both the C level and the B level, I saw that the C's brought a bigger vocabulary to the table as they started studying (and that threesome started working about 8 weeks before regionals...) and just had to practice drawing things (I remember teaching them the words parsec and siblicide - it was a year that ornithology was on rotation) but they already knew all these other words that we dreamed up. As for the B's they just don't yet have the vocabulary so not only do I throw words at them that they've not yet practiced, but I have to define the words for them. With all the thousands (10s of thousands?) of legitimate PT words, I guess I can imagine a list of 25 that my team hasn't encountered.

Well, I hope they do better at State.
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Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » March 27th, 2015, 5:30 pm

hscmom wrote:
Jaol wrote:My friends recently competed in GA state and they said the words were ridiculous. They got 6 words and got 3rd I believe. Apparently the proctor said that there were many teams tha got 0 words. Don't mean to deflate you but maybe the testmaker overestimated middle schools of something.
Yikes, what were some of the words? So it boiled down to who said pass 25 times the fastest to break the tie among the teams with zero words???

Having coached this at both the C level and the B level, I saw that the C's brought a bigger vocabulary to the table as they started studying (and that threesome started working about 8 weeks before regionals...) and just had to practice drawing things (I remember teaching them the words parsec and siblicide - it was a year that ornithology was on rotation) but they already knew all these other words that we dreamed up. As for the B's they just don't yet have the vocabulary so not only do I throw words at them that they've not yet practiced, but I have to define the words for them. With all the thousands (10s of thousands?) of legitimate PT words, I guess I can imagine a list of 25 that my team hasn't encountered.

Well, I hope they do better at State.
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Post by GoldenKnight1 » March 27th, 2015, 6:48 pm

hscmom wrote:Yikes, what were some of the words? So it boiled down to who said pass 25 times the fastest to break the tie among the teams with zero words???
So for all of those who are competing in this event remember that the 1st tie breaker is fewest terms passed not time. I can't tell you how silly I always think it is when the first drawer passes on their ninth term. It never made sense to me.

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Post by hscmom » March 28th, 2015, 9:01 am

GoldenKnight1 wrote:
hscmom wrote:Yikes, what were some of the words? So it boiled down to who said pass 25 times the fastest to break the tie among the teams with zero words???
So for all of those who are competing in this event remember that the 1st tie breaker is fewest terms passed not time. I can't tell you how silly I always think it is when the first drawer passes on their ninth term. It never made sense to me.
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Post by aditi » March 28th, 2015, 2:19 pm

There are also tie-breakers for the number of words consecutively answered correctly...That's what made us miss a first place at Wright State! :(
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Post by hscmom » March 28th, 2015, 6:58 pm

[aditi] wrote:There are also tie-breakers for the number of words consecutively answered correctly...That's what made us miss a first place at Wright State! :(
Bummer - but that's how it goes! Sounds like you did a terrific job.
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Post by dragonfruit35 » March 31st, 2015, 5:53 pm

Jaol wrote:My friends recently competed in GA state and they said the words were ridiculous. They got 6 words and got 3rd I believe. Apparently the proctor said that there were many teams tha got 0 words. Don't mean to deflate you but maybe the testmaker overestimated middle schools of something.

I know, right? At the regional I went to, my team got 4th place with about 5 words. :shock: There were quite a few in there we couldn't pronounce, much less draw!
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Post by hscmom » April 1st, 2015, 1:24 pm

And in a half hour, we're having an APRIL 1 Picture This practice. I decided to make a list that starts easy (so each sketcher thinks "Oh, piece of cake") and then gets difficult:
Root
Moon
Star
Borborygmi
Syzygy Predictions
Ribazuba
Human Alpha 7 Acetylcholine Receptor
Quisquilious
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
Malacophilous
Mithridatism
Aqueosalinocalcalinoceraseoaluminoso cupreovitriolic
Encephalalgia
Jaculiferous
Emunctory circulation
Catoptric image
Demephitise
Snooperscope
Soboliferous
Syringadeous
Karst Swallet
Solisequious helianthus
Zalambdodont
Muonium
Zwitterionic Self-Assembled Monolayers

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Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 1st, 2015, 5:12 pm

hscmom wrote:And in a half hour, we're having an APRIL 1 Picture This practice. I decided to make a list that starts easy (so each sketcher thinks "Oh, piece of cake") and then gets difficult:
Root
Moon
Star
Borborygmi
Syzygy Predictions
Ribazuba
Human Alpha 7 Acetylcholine Receptor
Quisquilious
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
Malacophilous
Mithridatism
Aqueosalinocalcalinoceraseoaluminoso cupreovitriolic
Encephalalgia
Jaculiferous
Emunctory circulation
Catoptric image
Demephitise
Snooperscope
Soboliferous
Syringadeous
Karst Swallet
Solisequious helianthus
Zalambdodont
Muonium
Zwitterionic Self-Assembled Monolayers

I honestly think those terms are way too hard for this event.

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