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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Unome » September 26th, 2019, 5:39 pm

Oh, and I really hate The Catcher in the Rye.
It gets better.

eventually
I've already finished the book and it's so so so so so so so so baddddd...
I fell asleep every. single. time I read it which is saying something because I never fall asleep while doing homework and usually with school books, I read ahead.
(We divided it up into sections to read as homework)
That's not what I meant by "eventually" :P

It is, of course, a terrible idea to read a book designed to mock the disillusioned teenager attitude as a teenager. I have no idea why high school teachers continue to do this.
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Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » September 26th, 2019, 5:52 pm


It gets better.

eventually
I've already finished the book and it's so so so so so so so so baddddd...
I fell asleep every. single. time I read it which is saying something because I never fall asleep while doing homework and usually with school books, I read ahead.
(We divided it up into sections to read as homework)
That's not what I meant by "eventually" :P

It is, of course, a terrible idea to read a book designed to mock the disillusioned teenager attitude as a teenager. I have no idea why high school teachers continue to do this.
Did we read the same book? Obviously, there are instances where Holden is portrayed as being immature or unknowledgable, but the overall tone is much more one of self-identification and sympathy.

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Unome » September 26th, 2019, 6:43 pm



I've already finished the book and it's so so so so so so so so baddddd...
I fell asleep every. single. time I read it which is saying something because I never fall asleep while doing homework and usually with school books, I read ahead.
(We divided it up into sections to read as homework)
That's not what I meant by "eventually" :P

It is, of course, a terrible idea to read a book designed to mock the disillusioned teenager attitude as a teenager. I have no idea why high school teachers continue to do this.
Did we read the same book? Obviously, there are instances where Holden is portrayed as being immature or unknowledgable, but the overall tone is much more one of self-identification and sympathy.
Your experience seems atypical. When I read the book in high school, most people were annoyed by Holden's portrayal.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby raytay » September 28th, 2019, 10:47 am



I failed algebra 1 but am currently acing algebra 2. hmmmmmmmmmmmm........
I wish I was taking algebra 2 this year. (sadly, that is for 10th grade)
ugh geometry
Ughhhhh two column proofs are the worst
yeeeessss. It doesn't help that my teacher is super confusing (thankfully, I'm getting a new Geometry teacher in a couple of weeks)
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Postby AlfWeg » September 28th, 2019, 2:48 pm


I wish I was taking algebra 2 this year. (sadly, that is for 10th grade)
ugh geometry
Ughhhhh two column proofs are the worst
yeeeessss. It doesn't help that my teacher is super confusing (thankfully, I'm getting a new Geometry teacher in a couple of weeks)
no cap Geometry was harder than calc
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby ah998007 » September 28th, 2019, 3:32 pm

Hi everyone. I’m new to Science Olympiads. I am planning on doing Astronomy, Circuit Lab and Disease Detectives. Any suggestions or advice? I would really appreciate it :D

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby JoeyC » September 28th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Ok. so first of all, you probably want to pick up one, maybe 2 more events.
The following image describes which events run in which time blocks (regardless of team number) at nats.
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Noting that the nats schedule is often used by invitationals, you will most likely be unable to do both Astro and Circuit Lab.
I'd recommend picking events on
a - your strengths
b - your resources
c - competition
Strengths need not be explained, but resources include not just materials and tools for builds, but also textbooks and advice for study/labs. (e.g. - do you already have a couple textbooks covering the topics in a certain event, or are your parents able to help you). Competition is noteworthy not just within the context of no one will fight for you over the event, but also that it will be picking up slack for the team if you become good at it.
On becoming good at events, learning style is up to each individual, but a good measure is to see if you can teach someone how to do it. Don't settle for being able to place but not be sure on most of the questions; in order to succeed you should be able to take a SciOly test and come out of it feeling as if you had just taken a standard test in a subject you're at least half decent in - AKA you knew most of the answers solidly and had a good educated guess on the others. (though there will always be those 1 or 2 questions)
That's what I got for individual performance. Keep in mind that partner as well as team interactions are also important.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby ah998007 » September 29th, 2019, 4:37 pm

Hey, this is me again. I am still unsure about what topics I should choose. And I’ve come down to Disease Detectives, CodeBusters and Circuit Lab. Any useful links or websites that can help me with these topics? If any, please let me know. Thank you!

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby JoeyC » September 29th, 2019, 4:43 pm

Well for circuit lab, along with other phys/chem/bio events online courses such as Khan Academy can help you learn and things like Varsity Tutors can help you sharpen what you were taught. (circuit lab is under AP Physics 1 I believe, so just find the portions covering that topic under AP Physics 1).
For lab events be sure to go to the forums for those specific events to get tips and make sure you know how to use a bread box if you're doing circuits. Keep in mind that if you're going to be competitive you're gonna have to know the subject thoroughly.
The question marathons here are nice to keep active in, and the SciOlyWiki can give you basic breakdowns on what events cover.
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Postby CPScienceDude » September 29th, 2019, 4:52 pm

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