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Gravity Vehicle Design (Event)

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https://scilympiad.com/data/org/bearso/ ... Design.pdf

Event for BEARSO only, not sure about anything else.

TL, DR:
Write an essay (75%)
5 minute zoom call (25%)
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Re: Gravity Vehicle Design (Event)

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sciolyperson1 wrote: September 29th, 2020, 4:28 pm https://scilympiad.com/data/org/bearso/ ... Design.pdf

Event for BEARSO only, not sure about anything else.

TL, DR:
Write an essay (75%)
5 minute zoom call (25%)
For the references, how my references are supposed to be used?
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Godspeed wrote: September 29th, 2020, 7:07 pm
sciolyperson1 wrote: September 29th, 2020, 4:28 pm https://scilympiad.com/data/org/bearso/ ... Design.pdf

Event for BEARSO only, not sure about anything else.

TL, DR:
Write an essay (75%)
5 minute zoom call (25%)
For the references, how my references are supposed to be used?
Generally, rather than a set number, it is better to be able to back everything you say up with a variety of references. For example, if you say something about the sun's magnetic field having a significant impact on your vehicle, you'll want to be able to prove that you can back that up with a source, possibly even a quote. So, you can use as many references as you see fit, but an excess where your entire paper is references is out of hand, and not backing up anything you say will not work.
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Re: Gravity Vehicle Design (Event)

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RiverWalker88 wrote: September 29th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Godspeed wrote: September 29th, 2020, 7:07 pm
sciolyperson1 wrote: September 29th, 2020, 4:28 pm https://scilympiad.com/data/org/bearso/ ... Design.pdf

Event for BEARSO only, not sure about anything else.

TL, DR:
Write an essay (75%)
5 minute zoom call (25%)
For the references, how my references are supposed to be used?
Generally, rather than a set number, it is better to be able to back everything you say up with a variety of references. For example, if you say something about the sun's magnetic field having a significant impact on your vehicle, you'll want to be able to prove that you can back that up with a source, possibly even a quote. So, you can use as many references as you see fit, but an excess where your entire paper is references is out of hand, and not backing up anything you say will not work.
Oh ok. Since references are literally only 3 points, I feel like they're not really as important as having solid Background research (worth 20 points) and a solid Design Rationale (worth 23 points.) Obviously every point matters but the priority of the things I mentioned outweighs references.
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Re: Gravity Vehicle Design (Event)

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Odds are you'll come up with plenty of references while doing background research. It looks like they just want you to include the references in your document like you would a research paper or journal article.
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Re: Gravity Vehicle Design (Event)

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Any thoughts on how this event was run at BEARSO?
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GGSO: DS - 1st '21
SOAPS: DS - 1st '21, GV - 1st '21

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MIT - 1st '21, 3rd '20
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