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Re: Number of events

Postby Sheogorath » July 16th, 2008, 3:39 pm

Thats pretty amazing, pleiades. And in NY i think the max is 7, 6 during the competition and 1 the day befre (experimental and oceanography, i believe).


Actually it was Astronomy and Experimental

4 or 5, though this year I would like to do the maximum
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Re: Number of events

Postby starpug » July 16th, 2008, 3:55 pm

4 as you can see from my sig plus Road Scholar.
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Re: Number of events

Postby dickyjones » July 16th, 2008, 5:18 pm

As long as you can get all your studying/building done, it really doesn't matter much. My best performance at state was with 4 events, but my best performance at nats was with 3. In my opinion, 4+ generally makes for fun (chaotic) competitions. I've never done builds (unless you include Sounds), and I've always liked to have two study events and two lab events (which IMO require slightly less work to do just as well). Most fun combo of events I ever had was definitely Circuit, Sounds, Herp, and Ecology...a perfect mix of physics and bio events. :)
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Re: Number of events

Postby theoneandonly » July 18th, 2008, 4:22 pm

dickyjones wrote:My best performance at state was with 4 events, but my best performance at nats was with 3.

Amen.

I've always done best in competitions when I've competed in completely dissimilar events, as I did in middle school with Science of Fitness, Mission Possible, WIDI, and Road Scholar. I've always thought that competing in a variety of different events forces you to study for each event independently because you cannot benefit from 'spillover' knowledge from similar events.
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Re: Number of events

Postby rocketman1555 » July 18th, 2008, 5:06 pm

i find i do the best when i compete in at least 4 events, most unrelated
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Re: Number of events

Postby gneissisnice » July 19th, 2008, 5:39 am

Same with me. But still, sometimes Im surprised by how much some events are related. Glaciers and rocks helped each other, and rocks and water quality were great helps for Environmental Chem.
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Re: Number of events

Postby rocketman1555 » July 19th, 2008, 6:34 am

i know what you mean, i usually do ecology and dynamic planet and their more related than most think
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Re: Number of events

Postby dickyjones » July 19th, 2008, 7:44 am

I'd say physics and chem events are the best to stick together in since the process skills are usually similar throughout the event, and the type of mind needed is also similar.

Yeah, I'd disagree with you on the DP/Ecology idea, rocketman. When it was oceanography and marine bio there was a tiny bit of overlap, but the focus of each event was totally different.
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Re: Number of events

Postby dudeincolorado » July 19th, 2008, 2:46 pm

yeah... food sci was almost a good quarter of crimebustersthen like rocks and chem wow they are kinda all related
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Re: Number of events

Postby Earthsci_dude » July 28th, 2008, 10:35 pm

this past year i had 7 events (but i had 8 at one invite... but that was way too hectic of a day for me :shock: ) i've never had less than 3, but the more the better, i always seem to perform better with more events. next year i plan to have 6 or 7 again.
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Re: Number of events

Postby AlchemyRocks » August 2nd, 2008, 4:27 pm

Well, the number of events I have usually changes throughout. This year I'll probably end up in more.
We got bit in the butt last year because we didn't place someone in every event possible.
On our team, we try not to have people on more than 4 events.
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Re: Number of events

Postby ScienceIsMyLife » August 4th, 2008, 7:59 am

dudeincolorado wrote:yeah... food sci was almost a good quarter of crimebustersthen like rocks and chem wow they are kinda all related


yeah its kind of amazing how they all interrelate...like i had to learn stuff for ecology that ended up helping me with environmental chemistry

i usually do three or four events, all study (everything i build falls apart before we get to the event, unfortunately) and it's better because if you have some overlap, you don't have to drive yourself as crazy, but it does give you the chance to break from one topic and study another. id do more events but i have mad amounts of classwork bc of my AP classes :|
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Re: Number of events

Postby rocketman1555 » August 4th, 2008, 5:52 pm

i've found i spend more time on SO then i do on my classes and i still do well in both
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Re: Number of events

Postby robotman » August 4th, 2008, 6:03 pm

i do better with more than 4

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Re: Number of events

Postby ScienceIsMyLife » August 4th, 2008, 6:12 pm

to be honest, I dont really study for classes. I put in a little time for midterms and finals but that's it. I just get tied up with absurd amounts of homework. I study for scioly like crazy, though :) who else here makes l binders and pulls out old reviewbooks and stays at school the night before until the custodians tell you that if you don't leave you will be locked in?
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