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Scioly Summer Study Session 2013

Post by foreverphysics » May 20th, 2013, 6:14 pm

We are very pleased to announce scioly.org’s first annual Scioly Summer Study Session (SSSS)! It is an unofficial event open to any member of scioly.org, and is just what it sounds like--a summer study session. Here is how it works.

1. There are two ways to get involved. The first is that you write a practice test (and key) for an event tentatively scheduled for the 2013-2014 Science Olympiad season.
The second way is to upload your notes for a specific event. They must be notes of quality--at minimum 7,500 words.

2. You will submit your files to the mods via this email: summerscioly@scioly.org . In your email, please include the following:
scioly.org username
whether it is tests or notes
the event you are writing for
the file, preferably in PDF form unless it is a ppt or xls file.

3. The mods will review your test/notes and reply in an email whether it was approved or not. If it is not approved, reasons why will be included in the email.

4. If it is not approved, you can fix it and resubmit it. When emailing the mods back, please hit the "Reply to All" button. This is imperative. Mods would do well to remember this too.

5. If it is approved, you gain access to the SSSS forums and page, where you can access all the tests and notes other users have made!

6. At the end of summer, the tests and answer keys will be uploaded onto the Test Exchange. Notes will be uploaded to the wiki unless the user requests otherwise.

The SSSS will be a great way to start practicing for your events during summer! To get started writing your test, see the wiki page: http://www.scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Ho ... ctice_Test

For more information, please see this document.
If you have any further questions, please email summerscioly@scioly.org, PM mnstrviola or myself, or post on the topic below.


Note: The SSSS is not a tournament. It is not meant to be a competitive event, but an unofficial study event to practice for the upcoming Science Olympiad season.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2013

Post by mrsteven » May 20th, 2013, 7:56 pm

Is this the result of the summer project we submitted forms for?
Or is that a separate entity?
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2013

Post by foreverphysics » May 20th, 2013, 8:42 pm

This is a completely separate entity, but it's just as much fun and work, I'd say. And plus, you get to be better!
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2013

Post by fozendog » May 20th, 2013, 9:14 pm

At the end of the summer, will notes also be posted or just tests and keys?
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2013

Post by foreverphysics » May 20th, 2013, 9:22 pm

Please read the end of the last number.
"Notes may be uploaded to the wiki with the user’s consent."
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2013

Post by inthewoods » May 21st, 2013, 7:00 am

foreverphysics wrote:We are very pleased to announce scioly.org’s first annual Scioly Summer Study Session (SSSS)! It is an unofficial event open to any member of scioly.org, and is just what it sounds like--a summer study session. Here is how it works.

1. There are two ways to get involved. The first is that you write a practice test (and key) for an event tentatively scheduled for the 2013-2014 Science Olympiad season.
The second way is to upload your notes for a specific event. They must be notes of quality--at minimum 7,500 words.

2. You will submit your files to the mods via this email: summerscioly@scioly.org . In your email, please include the following:
scioly.org username
whether it is tests or notes
the event you are writing for
the file, preferably in PDF form unless it is a ppt or xls file.

3. The mods will review your test/notes and reply in an email whether it was approved or not. If it is not approved, reasons why will be included in the email.

4. If it is not approved, you can fix it and resubmit it.

5. If it is approved, you gain access to the SSSS forums and page, where you can access all the tests and notes other users have made!

6. At the end of summer, the tests and answer keys will be uploaded onto the Test Exchange. Notes may be uploaded to the wiki with the user’s consent.

The SSSS will be a great way to start practicing for your events during summer! To get started writing your test, see the wiki page: http://www.scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Ho ... ctice_Test

For more information, please see this document.
If you have any further questions, please email summerscioly@scioly.org, PM mnstrviola or myself, or post on the topic below.


Note: The SSSS is not a tournament. It is not meant to be a competitive event, but an unofficial study event to practice for the upcoming Science Olympiad season.
Are we to follow a set of event rules for the notes/test/key submission? If so would they be the official rules for the event?

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2013

Post by foreverphysics » May 21st, 2013, 8:30 am

They will be based on the most current rules available for that event if you have them. If it is an event that has never been present before (like Simple/Complex Machines), the best we can do is use our common sense and test on simple/complex machines. If someone would like to give or post a copy of the draft rules when they are available, that would be great. IF they come out, and IF we can use them, they will be used as the rules that this will be based on. Until then, use past rules if available and common sense if not.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2013

Post by pjgscioisamazing » May 21st, 2013, 8:38 am

foreverphysics wrote:They will be based on the most current rules available for that event if you have them. If it is an event that has never been present before (like Simple/Complex Machines), the best we can do is use our common sense and test on simple/complex machines. If someone would like to give or post a copy of the draft rules when they are available, that would be great. IF they come out, and IF we can use them, they will be used as the rules that this will be based on. Until then, use past rules if available and common sense if not.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2013

Post by foreverphysics » May 21st, 2013, 8:43 am

My bad--my memory only goes back to 2009-2010...and I have never heard of the event before.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2013

Post by robotman » May 21st, 2013, 9:40 am

Just a friendly reminder, you must not share rules via scioly.org, please only use rules that you have.
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