dudeincolorado wrote:oh ok ummm we dont use much and the money we do use comes from the schools ex ciricular budget
SiegeLord wrote:SO National competition is nothing special, I've been there twice
SiegeLord wrote:My AP's have in part saved me around $40K by allowing me to graduate from college a year early. Don't apply to colleges that don't reward AP credits.
SO National competition is nothing special, I've been there twice and I didn't get anything out of it that mattered. If the choice is between AP's and SO, always choose AP's, those matter more in the long run. If the choice is between skipping school or SO, I'd probably go for SO unless there was something truly major going on during those days, like a few tests or projects.
gh wrote:SiegeLord wrote:SO National competition is nothing special, I've been there twice
Well, there's your giveaway.
But seriously, SO nats is worth it, even if you dont win anything, you'll still have a great time.
But if you truly feel that SO, especially SO nats, isn't worth your time than why are you doing it anyway?
SiegeLord wrote:But seriously, SO nats is worth it, even if you dont win anything, you'll still have a great time.
Some people, myself included, do not think two days in the spring is the entirety of the SO. The preparation for it, the studying, the building and the testing is far more important. It is about making hypotheses and testing them. Science Olympiad is mostly about Science, not the Olympiad for these people. You really are deluded if you think those 5 minutes you spend competing with your device are more important than the hours upon hours you have spent designing and building and testing it. Those 5 minutes will come and go, but the knowledge imparted during your studies will last for years, and perhaps for the entirety of your life. Those 5 minutes matter so little, that you might as well not do them at all.
andrewwski wrote:Don't you guys get that there's thousands of teams that would die for the chance to just make states?
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