Scioly Summer Study Session 2015

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2015

Post by bernard » May 30th, 2015, 3:00 pm

yciao wrote:One last question - Invasive Species is confirmed as an event for 2016, right? I was planning on making a full glossary for myself as a supplement to the practice test, but I don't want to create it for an event that won't be there for sure.
This is a question the people running SSSS can't answer since no official announcement has been made; we just know that it is likely to become an event or at least it is being considered. National Science Olympiad publishes as list of projected events in early June, but it is still subject to Board approval.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2015

Post by Magikarpmaster629 » May 30th, 2015, 3:05 pm

Is anyone making notes for Geo Maps?
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2015

Post by syo_astro » May 30th, 2015, 5:13 pm

Magikarpmaster629 wrote:Is anyone making notes for Geo Maps?
I don't know about others, but you can ;). For reference, I believe I'm checking geomaps, so you'll have a fun time getting your review by me if you send a submission for it.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2015

Post by jkang » May 31st, 2015, 4:53 pm

Was debating whether or not to upload my Time binder from this year... Then I realized that would mean my school loses any competitive advantage. #thestruggle
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2015

Post by syo_astro » May 31st, 2015, 5:07 pm

jkang wrote:Was debating whether or not to upload my Time binder from this year... Then I realized that would mean my school loses any competitive advantage. #thestruggle
Hey, I'm doing the time modding, I love all the stuff about my events ;).

Someone else on the bridge forums asked about uploading pics, and someone said no, but possible competition etc etc (paraphrasing...not quite, but everyone ended up sharing pics :P). Sure, yes, scioly is a competition. But here's a few points you should understand:
1) Most important is nobody is forcing everyone to share everything. Maybe if competition drives you, you can keep some stuff for yourself, fine, we get it.
2) But this site is about sharing. The wiki, the test exchange, the forum itself. If you've ever used it, then you have to concede sharing information is important. This is an important lesson in any profession. Even in a society that's capitalistic, such as within the US, we have cases where companies share work and ideas at conferences, etc. Researchers, engineers, etc don't give away EVERYTHING, but they do give important results and very important ideas to think about.
3) Time is only around for one more year...and it's only one event...and the test is hardly everything considering the build portion. Even if you give away your binder, I promise if you gave it to me, then I could find something in it you don't have. If you REALLY wanted me to.
4) Going back to (1), you can always just do other things. You can make notes or a test for a less populated event on the wiki/test exchange (I just mean that for reference, like certain events are very clearly lacking in tests/info, so these notes/tests getting uploaded help everyone for the future). You could even make a test for Time, which is what I'm doing! You still share and help others, while at the same time helping yourself to develop test writing skills. It could even help other people looking for ideas with writing tests. I mean, SilverNight's notes from last year are already up on the test exchange at that...as I recall, she got first at NJ states for it? Having the notes does not equal even close to making and understanding the notes. You could even cut it down just to compliment her notes, assuming it's a lot longer than hers. Even beyond that, you could show build ideas and schematics. And back to bridges, people did share...because pictures don't give away key parts like densities. There are always tricks people can find to just plainly do better.
5) Rules can change...with every event people should be aware of that.
6) Calm down, and even if I see joking in #thestruggle, I hope this #helped! Have fun, and I am looking forward to the submissions :).
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2015

Post by jkang » May 31st, 2015, 9:32 pm

syo_astro wrote:You could even make a test for Time, which is what I'm doing!
This is exactly what my partner and I did, just waiting til tomorrow to submit (that June 1 start seemed so far away when we finished writing it)
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2015

Post by Magikarpmaster629 » June 1st, 2015, 5:41 am

Yay, SSSS begins!


I still have about 4000 words left to write on my hydrogeo notes soo...........
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2015

Post by Unome » June 1st, 2015, 6:24 am

jkang wrote:
syo_astro wrote:You could even make a test for Time, which is what I'm doing!
This is exactly what my partner and I did, just waiting til tomorrow to submit (that June 1 start seemed so far away when we finished writing it)
Same for me; I finished my test nearly a week ago, and I've just been waiting to enter it.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2015

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » June 1st, 2015, 12:14 pm

Yay, time to get seriously criticized by syo!

SSSS for the win!

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2015

Post by Panda Weasley » June 1st, 2015, 1:57 pm

Right when I thought life slowed down enough to let my SSSS stuff be done today it decided to speed up again. Thanks a lot life. Hopefully I'll have it done by next week!
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