Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

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Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby foreverphysics » June 2nd, 2019, 5:14 pm

Hello everyone! With the end of Nationals and the end of the season, it's time again for the off-season. Luck would have it that we have our seventh year of SSSS! We are looking forward to working with everyone, and as always, we want to see everyone’s fantastic work.

Please read through all of this post. All details are in here and they are important.

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.

SSSS will begin on June 13th, 2019 and continue through August 13th, 2019. You may submit resources before then, but they will not be looked at until June 14th.

This event will be run similarly to previous years. You submit a resource, listed below, for one of the events scheduled for the 2019-2020 season. Once it is approved by an SSSS moderator, you gain access to all other resources submitted to SSSS! The resources are yours to use, but we ask that they are not shared with other people (including teammates) not in SSSS. Around August, when SSSS ends, these resources are uploaded to the wiki, test exchange, and image gallery unless otherwise specified. Builds are accepted.

Please note that any resources submitted may be uploaded to the wiki or test exchange at the end of the event, regardless of whether or not they were accepted. This is so as many resources as possible are available for other people to use and learn from.

Interested? Here are the logistics of participating in SSSS in detail:


1. Make a forum account if you don’t have one yet. Due to logistical reasons, we can only add users who are members of scioly.org

2.There are multiple ways to get involved. First, pick an event from our list of tentative 2020 events in this document.

Events with specific lists attached to them (i.e. Rocks and Minerals, Herpetology, etc.) will have the lists linked in the events document.
  • Submission guidelines. Related to your chosen event, your submission can be any from the following list: test with an answer key. This must be tournament quality and length.
  • You may submit notes for an event scheduled for 2020. The notes must be similarly extensive and at least 7,000 words long.
  • You may submit a set of images AND build plans for build events. There must be at least 3 images. They can be CAD or actual images.
  • You may submit a building guide for build events, like Aia’s Boomilever Guide. Guides must be a minimum of 1,000 words and include diagrams and clear, concise instructions. Tips are good as well.
All resources must be homemade. We ask that you submit them in PDF form. (Word and LibreOffice both have a feature for PDF exporting.)

3. Check the Test Exchange to find examples of tests that have been submitted by other users in the past. These are also examples we advise moderators to compare with as well. All tests that are sub-bullets of “SSSS 2017”, or other years, were past resources that have been accepted.

4.You email your resource to summer@scioly.org. The email should be titled [Your scioly.org username]’s [Name of Event] [Type of Resource: test, notes, plans, or guide]; for example, “Mnstrviola’s Experimental Design Test”. The file(s) should be attached to the email, preferably in PDF format.

5.The moderators will look over your submission. If it is not approved, we will reply to the email with suggestions on issues and/or improvement. Our moderators will work with you to improve the quality of your submission until it is accepted, usually advising what to look into or study. You should receive a response from within 5 days, but please feel free to remind us if you don’t. When responding to an email, please click REPLY TO ALL. Failure to do so may cause confusion and delays in processing your submission.

6. Once accepted, you will be provided with details on how to access SSSS resources through your scioly account.



SSSS will end sometime in August. All resources will all be added to the scioly.org wiki and Test Exchange unless the user requests otherwise. You MUST tell us beforehand if you do not wish to have your notes and/or tests uploaded publicly.


We need a ton of help to make SSSS work, so here’s your chance to give back to the scioly community and gain significant practice with test writing and reviewing! Be a mod! Fill out the [url=https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYAatJeE0ZVCyFrikWQt35tO7EXUpSZl73aUbOjpTIJgztuQ/viewform?usp=sf_link]application here[/url].
Moderators will be notified of their selection two to four days before SSSS begins to allow for maximum time for applications to come in.
Have any questions or comments? First, check our new extra detailed list of instructions. We compiled questions from the past 7 years in our FAQs in
[url=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D2OB4WOwJeY2Mtq9Nw-6gI45t3eb4gbP4v64nVSfUMo/edit?usp=sharing]this document[/url].
You can respond to this post, private message syo_astro or foreverphysics, email foreverphysics at foreverphysics@scioly.org, or email the mods at summer@scioly.org.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby TheSquaad » June 3rd, 2019, 9:31 am

There is an error in the event doc. It says gravity vehicle replaces mission possible, not mousetrap.

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby CChin » June 5th, 2019, 1:17 am

How many people are usually part of this?

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Postby bernard » June 5th, 2019, 7:30 am

How many people are usually part of this?
A lot and by participating you’ll make it even more.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby daydreamer0023 » June 5th, 2019, 7:44 am

How many people are usually part of this?
A lot and by participating you’ll make it even more.
I don't know if I'm allowed to say this (remove or edit my comment if it breaches protocol), but there were over 80 submissions last year. Most of them made it into the resource pool and the ones that didn't were primarily due to the fact that the creators of the resources didn't follow up with requested critiques. If you're willing to work with the mod of your submission to meet their criteria, you will be able to get a lot out of the experience. :)
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby CChin » June 5th, 2019, 11:09 am

If you submit a test and it gets approved, can you submit more?

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby jaah5211 » June 5th, 2019, 11:10 am

If you submit a test and it gets approved, can you submit more?
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby syo_astro » June 5th, 2019, 11:50 am

There is an error in the event doc. It says gravity vehicle replaces mission possible, not mousetrap.
Thanks, updated.
How many people are usually part of this?
If you submit a test and it gets approved, can you submit more?
The answers you got are correct, but there's also an FAQs link at the end of the original post. The FAQs are updated and include both answers and much more. Good questions!
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby klastyioer » June 6th, 2019, 6:13 pm

build submissions are also pdf form, correct?
oh and can more than one person work on a submission at a time?
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