Experimental Design B/C

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby dxu46 » November 2nd, 2018, 9:49 pm

Wait, is it new that Experimental Design is in the at-the-beginning-of-the-competition time block (same block as Disease Detectives)? Do we know how definite this is?
IIRC, and according to my sister who did expd at nats for 5 years, expd didn't use to be in the morning because she also did disease, which has always been at 7.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Unome » November 3rd, 2018, 6:58 am

Wait, is it new that Experimental Design is in the at-the-beginning-of-the-competition time block (same block as Disease Detectives)? Do we know how definite this is?
IIRC, and according to my sister who did expd at nats for 5 years, expd didn't use to be in the morning because she also did disease, which has always been at 7.
Experimental Design has been in the morning on one occasion in the past, in 2017 (and will be there again this year).
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Ruby » November 3rd, 2018, 7:12 am

I was just wondering what the "halfway" cut off for the checklist was. Does anyone know?

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Anomaly » November 3rd, 2018, 7:18 am

I was just wondering what the "halfway" cut off for the checklist was. Does anyone know?
I believe up until the Quantitative Data section is the first half and then after 20 minutes they'll give you the Graphs and everything after that section. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, too lazy to look at rules right now.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Jacobi » November 3rd, 2018, 10:29 am

I was just wondering what the "halfway" cut off for the checklist was. Does anyone know?
I believe up until the Quantitative Data section is the first half and then after 20 minutes they'll give you the Graphs and everything after that section. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, too lazy to look at rules right now.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Ender1982 » November 13th, 2018, 10:44 am

So the scoring packet here: https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... 101018.pdf


1.) Is analysis really only half a page?
2.) is procedure really only half a page?

I didn't see where in the rules it says we can ask for more paper during the event.

So yeah......

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby kate! » November 13th, 2018, 12:17 pm

So the scoring packet here: https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... 101018.pdf


1.) Is analysis really only half a page?
2.) is procedure really only half a page?

I didn't see where in the rules it says we can ask for more paper during the event.

So yeah......
Not every proctor follows this form. Plus, the rules don't say you can't ask for more paper. I think most proctors would be pretty lenient, because some people have larger handwriting or more to write.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » November 13th, 2018, 12:37 pm

So the scoring packet here: https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... 101018.pdf


1.) Is analysis really only half a page?
2.) is procedure really only half a page?

I didn't see where in the rules it says we can ask for more paper during the event.

So yeah......
Not every proctor follows this form. Plus, the rules don't say you can't ask for more paper. I think most proctors would be pretty lenient, because some people have larger handwriting or more to write.
After all, tiny handwriting is harder to grade

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby dxu46 » November 13th, 2018, 2:22 pm

So the scoring packet here: https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... 101018.pdf


1.) Is analysis really only half a page?
2.) is procedure really only half a page?

I didn't see where in the rules it says we can ask for more paper during the event.

So yeah......
They're more like guidelines (if you're writing many many pages, then you're probably doing something wrong, same if you only write a sentence.)

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Jacobi » November 13th, 2018, 2:57 pm

So the scoring packet here: https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... 101018.pdf


1.) Is analysis really only half a page?
2.) is procedure really only half a page?

I didn't see where in the rules it says we can ask for more paper during the event.

So yeah......
They're more like guidelines (if you're writing many many pages, then you're probably doing something wrong, same if you only write a sentence.)
I think that procedure shouldn't take longer than that unless you're doing a complex experiment. You may want to extend diagrams up to the E section, or on the back.

In general, you should be able to ask for more paper, or use the back of the page they give.


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