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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2017

Post by Piggy » June 11th, 2017, 6:21 am

Wait what happened to the Dynamic Planet rotation? I thought they with changing to four year rotation with tectonics, glaciers, freshwater?, and oceans one year each. Why is it tectonics again next year?

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2017

Post by John Richardsim » June 11th, 2017, 6:31 am

Piggy wrote:Wait what happened to the Dynamic Planet rotation? I thought they with changing to four year rotation with tectonics, glaciers, freshwater?, and oceans one year each. Why is it tectonics again next year?
I guess the decision not to switch to one-year-per-topic was made. Or at least not switching to it yet.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2017

Post by antoine_ego » June 12th, 2017, 2:51 pm

Suppose I wanted to write an Astro test, but we have no idea what the DSOs are going to be last year. What should I do? Should I just write one without the DSOs?
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2017

Post by syo_astro » June 12th, 2017, 5:22 pm

antoine_ego wrote:Suppose I wanted to write an Astro test, but we have no idea what the DSOs are going to be last year. What should I do? Should I just write one without the DSOs?
Yes, you should not know the DSOs, good ;).

You have a few options. I recommend using a few very common DSOs from past years that are related to the topic. You may throw on a few random ones you think are cool, but try to minimize this. If you really don't wan to, you could also make a pure concepts/math test, though that might be a bit trickier and doesn't give all the practice for you and those taking it.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2017

Post by mnstrviola » June 12th, 2017, 7:16 pm

John Richardsim wrote:
Piggy wrote:Wait what happened to the Dynamic Planet rotation? I thought they with changing to four year rotation with tectonics, glaciers, freshwater?, and oceans one year each. Why is it tectonics again next year?
I guess the decision not to switch to one-year-per-topic was made. Or at least not switching to it yet.
In the meantime, until either topic is announced definitely, SSSS will accept resources for either Dynamic Planet topic, tectonics or glaciers. But tectonics is preferred. It would be best to generate resources for the possibly "new" topic that might rotate in next year.

Also, unrelatedly, wow! "new" smileys that are probably not "new" new but new to me :o :shock: :mrgreen:

EDIT: See later post; the topic actually has been announced fairly-definitely and it's fairly-definitely tectonics. So that is only what we will accept.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2017

Post by Unome » June 13th, 2017, 3:52 am

mnstrviola wrote:
John Richardsim wrote:
Piggy wrote:Wait what happened to the Dynamic Planet rotation? I thought they with changing to four year rotation with tectonics, glaciers, freshwater?, and oceans one year each. Why is it tectonics again next year?
I guess the decision not to switch to one-year-per-topic was made. Or at least not switching to it yet.
In the meantime, until either topic is announced definitely, SSSS will accept resources for either Dynamic Planet topic, tectonics or glaciers. But tectonics is preferred. It would be best to generate resources for the possibly "new" topic that might rotate in next year.

Also, unrelatedly, wow! "new" smileys that are probably not "new" new but new to me :o :shock: :mrgreen:
What constitutes "announced definitely"? The change occured here.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2017

Post by whythelongface » June 13th, 2017, 1:38 pm

mnstrviola wrote:
John Richardsim wrote:
Piggy wrote:Wait what happened to the Dynamic Planet rotation? I thought they with changing to four year rotation with tectonics, glaciers, freshwater?, and oceans one year each. Why is it tectonics again next year?
I guess the decision not to switch to one-year-per-topic was made. Or at least not switching to it yet.
In the meantime, until either topic is announced definitely, SSSS will accept resources for either Dynamic Planet topic, tectonics or glaciers. But tectonics is preferred. It would be best to generate resources for the possibly "new" topic that might rotate in next year.

Also, unrelatedly, wow! "new" smileys that are probably not "new" new but new to me :o :shock: :mrgreen:
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2017

Post by mnstrviola » June 13th, 2017, 5:08 pm

Unome wrote:
mnstrviola wrote:
John Richardsim wrote: I guess the decision not to switch to one-year-per-topic was made. Or at least not switching to it yet.
In the meantime, until either topic is announced definitely, SSSS will accept resources for either Dynamic Planet topic, tectonics or glaciers. But tectonics is preferred. It would be best to generate resources for the possibly "new" topic that might rotate in next year.

Also, unrelatedly, wow! "new" smileys that are probably not "new" new but new to me :o :shock: :mrgreen:
What constitutes "announced definitely"? The change occured here.
Yep my bad, I misunderstood the situation. We will only accept for tectonics, and I will have that reflected on our Google Doc. Thanks!

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2017

Post by Random Human » June 22nd, 2017, 1:37 pm

How many test usually end up on SSSS by the end of the the session? Just wondering...
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2017

Post by Unome » June 22nd, 2017, 1:38 pm

Random Human wrote:How many test usually end up on SSSS by the end of the the session? Just wondering...
In the range of 20 or so total - at some point I'll count them. It tends to increase every year.

Edit: I counted, there were 17 approved submissions from last year. That means there were likely around 50 total submissions (guesstimate).
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