Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby syo_astro » June 8th, 2019, 3:56 pm

Can I submit my MissionPo device (div B), from two years back - with, for example, views from multiple angles, along with my transfer sequence list?
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1) The study session is mostly so *you* study, and generally people (I'm told) get the most out of making their own work.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby cacodemon » June 11th, 2019, 11:22 am

For Astronomy, the topic is listed as being "star and galaxy formation and evolution". However, according to the event supervisor webinar (http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/olympiad_2019.html), they say the topic will remain the same as this year ("stellar evolution in normal and starburst galaxies") but with new DSOs. Is this true, or have they changed their minds since then? Thanks.

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby Unome » June 11th, 2019, 1:51 pm

For Astronomy, the topic is listed as being "star and galaxy formation and evolution". However, according to the event supervisor webinar (http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/olympiad_2019.html), they say the topic will remain the same as this year ("stellar evolution in normal and starburst galaxies") but with new DSOs. Is this true, or have they changed their minds since then? Thanks.
I think forever and syo probably have the most up to date info for Astro. I'm expecting a slightly different topic related to galaxies.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby Oblivion » June 11th, 2019, 4:28 pm

Have moderators that have gotten selected been notified yet?

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby cacodemon » June 12th, 2019, 10:05 am

For Astronomy, the topic is listed as being "star and galaxy formation and evolution". However, according to the event supervisor webinar (http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/olympiad_2019.html), they say the topic will remain the same as this year ("stellar evolution in normal and starburst galaxies") but with new DSOs. Is this true, or have they changed their minds since then? Thanks.
I think forever and syo probably have the most up to date info for Astro. I'm expecting a slightly different topic related to galaxies.
OK, thanks.

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby foreverphysics » June 13th, 2019, 6:16 pm

SSSS is now officially open, and everything is in full swing!

The inbox is now open for submission. We look forward to seeing everyone's tests and notes!
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby builderguy135 » June 13th, 2019, 6:21 pm

SSSS is now officially open, and everything is in full swing!

The inbox is now open for submission. We look forward to seeing everyone's tests and notes!
i sent mine like 2 weeks ago :D lol
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby Rossyspsce » June 14th, 2019, 10:01 am

what is the turn around time on submission to addition to SSSS?

edit: also must I resubmit if I already submitted before the start date?

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby BennyTheJett » June 14th, 2019, 10:52 am

I've never written a test, but I am trying fossils for Division B. Asides from identification, do I just ask other questions related to the organisms they are identifying? I have a station of anatomy. Do I add another representative task (There's currently 11 stations)? People are identifying an average of 3-4 organisms per station.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby wec01 » June 14th, 2019, 3:36 pm

I've never written a test, but I am trying fossils for Division B. Asides from identification, do I just ask other questions related to the organisms they are identifying? I have a station of anatomy. Do I add another representative task (There's currently 11 stations)? People are identifying an average of 3-4 organisms per station.
Yeah, typically you would add a couple questions about the organisms at each station. Some common questions are ones on geologic timeline (i.e. when did something live) and lifestyle (e.g. diet, habitat, etc.). There is also often trivia related to certain specimens (e.g. types of eyes a certain trilobite has, transitional species, etc.). You could also include questions about more general taxa like trilobites or brachiopods as a whole or questions which compare organisms in some way. Make sure to also include questions on extinctions and lagerstatten as well (there's a list of these in the rules somewhere).

Edit: actually for Div B specifically there might be less content that can be tested on, but I assume most of this is still applicable
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » June 14th, 2019, 4:55 pm

I've never written a test, but I am trying fossils for Division B. Asides from identification, do I just ask other questions related to the organisms they are identifying? I have a station of anatomy. Do I add another representative task (There's currently 11 stations)? People are identifying an average of 3-4 organisms per station.
Yeah, typically you would add a couple questions about the organisms at each station. Some common questions are ones on geologic timeline (i.e. when did something live) and lifestyle (e.g. diet, habitat, etc.). There is also often trivia related to certain specimens (e.g. types of eyes a certain trilobite has, transitional species, etc.). You could also include questions about more general taxa like trilobites or brachiopods as a whole or questions which compare organisms in some way. Make sure to also include questions on extinctions and lagerstatten as well (there's a list of these in the rules somewhere).

Edit: actually for Div B specifically there might be less content that can be tested on, but I assume most of this is still applicable
I don't think fossils has div C specific content, just that div C tests are expected to be more in depth

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby syo_astro » June 14th, 2019, 5:01 pm

what is the turn around time on submission to addition to SSSS?

edit: also must I resubmit if I already submitted before the start date?
I think the first one is answered in the first post, but we expect it to be about 5 - 7 days from when we first received it. For submissions that we received before the start date, the timestamp received is still our start date, but we will review those ones first. If it isn't getting done, then we can do various things (PMing, replying to the email, reminding me to bother the appropriate mod, etc).

For the other question, you don't have to resubmit.

Edit: Actually might've misread b/c "addition". If you're talking how much time it takes to finish a submission, that depends on a ton of factors...it could be anywhere from immediate acceptance to one or two rounds of review. Usually if we get to the 2nd or 3rd round of review I might push the mod to just try to accept it if major content-related issues are resolved, but many (almost all?) submissions require at least one round of edits.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby BennyTheJett » June 15th, 2019, 5:45 am

Huh.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby builderguy135 » June 15th, 2019, 10:53 am

Whoa the bots aren't even using links now :O
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby klastyioer » June 15th, 2019, 1:08 pm

i have another question, what if my grammar is actual trash and my language isnt "formal"
i mean thats kinda how i talk always so will i like get trashed on for it?
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