oof. sorry, didn't see this before i made the response below.thecatgod wrote:I see what both of you are saying. I'm not trying to start a fight or get people mad at me. I just find it to be really unfair that so many people want to get on and already have experience but are denied because of a 25 question test that doesn't separate anyone from each other and has topics on it not included in the description of the exam. I'm sorry if I made anyone mad, but I'm trying to do the thing that I think those 14 people who worked their butts off for years deserve without breaking Science Olympiad rules. I can handle the criticism and anger of the existing teams if they do feel like this is wrong, but I know I won't stop trying to do the thing I think is right until I am denied by official rules. Thank you very much for your input.
it seems like your school's tryouts are pretty screwed up. assuming the test is multiple choice, you're right. it won't separate anyone to the good/bad.
there are a few things that you could do about this.
1) again, dont start a new team for reasons i stated below
2) emailing the club advisor might be a good idea. suggest future changes to the tryout test as well as your opinion on the people who you think deserve to be on the team. hopefully the teacher will be reasonable with you
3) friendly reminder that upperclassmen are given priority as they do have seniority and likely have done scio for more years. (not saying that they're gonna be better at scio but just that they've done it for a while)