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Re: Scioly Achievement List

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » March 8th, 2015, 8:05 am

Updated Achievement List wrote:
CLUTCH ACHIEVEMENT: Start studying for an event 24 hours before competition
MEGA-CLUTCH ACHIEVEMENT: Start studying for an event the day of competition
ULTRA-CLUTCH ACHIEVEMENT: Don't start working until the day of Nationals
SPEEDBUILD ACHIEVEMENT: Your engineering device breaks in transit, so you rebuild the whole thing at competition
SPEEDWRITE ACHIEVEMENT: Finish half of your test or more in the last 15 minutes
SPEED REDO ACHIEVEMENT: Accidentally skip a question/station on your answer sheet, so you end up having to redo everything after it
Bonus points if you medaled; extra bonus points if you got gold!

FLYING SOLO ACHIEVEMENT: Take a test without a cheat sheet or binder
EULER ACHIEVEMENT: Take a calculation-based test without a calculator
ANCIENT EGYPT ACHIEVEMENT: Handwrite your whole cheat sheet…
ANCIENT SUMER ACHIEVEMENT: …on clay tablets
NEWTON-LEIBNIZ ACHIEVEMENT: The equation (or information) is not on your cheat sheet, so you derive it (or reason it out) during the test
GUESTIMATION ACHIEVEMENT: Your engineering device did not require use of a ruler/protractor/standard measurement tool
REVERSE ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT: Your blueprint was created after your engineering device was built
Bonus points if you medaled; extra bonus points if you got gold!

BEAT THE CURVE ACHIEVEMENT: Know that you did horribly in an event, but still medal, probably because no one else knew what they were doing either
MULTIPLE GUESS ACHIEVEMENT: Completely guess an answer for a multiple choice/matching question and be right
BLIND STAB ACHIEVEMENT: Completely make up a number or term to a free-response question and actually be right
BS ACHIEVEMENT: Make up your own theory to a Short Essay question and get full points for the question

O2 ACHIEVEMENT: Win 2 events with the same partner
N2 ACHIEVEMENT: Win 3 events with the same partner
HOST ACHIEVEMENT: Win an event with a completely useless partner
PARASITE ACHIEVEMENT: Win an event as the completely useless partner
USELESS CALCULATOR ACHIEVEMENT: Get a calculator at around the day of the event and realize you don't need it
PARTICIPATION AWARD: Get last at an event
SUCKER AWARD: Get last at all events
STUDY EVENT PARASITISM ACHIEVEMENT: Use a binder/notes/cheat sheet made by a previous team member instead of your own
BUILD EVENT PARASITISM ACHIEVEMENT: Self-explanatory
EVENT POLYGON ACHIEVEMENT: You are partnered with B, who is partnered with C, and so on…until N is partnered with you
PARASITE POLYGON ACHIEVEMENT: see EVENT POLYGON, but you carry B, who carries C, who carries you

UNCONTESTED ACHIEVEMENT: Beat the 2nd place team by a ridiculous margin
RAGE ACHIEVEMENT: Actually get first in an event (raw score) but don't get the medal because graders screwed up
SWEEP ACHIEVEMENT: Win 1st at Regionals, State, and Nationals
CONSISTENCY ACHIEVEMENT: Get the same placing in the same event
UN-STREET SMART ACHIEVEMENT: Get lost on the way to competition/at competition site when trying to find your rooms
-1^N ACHIEVEMENT: Get 1st, then don't even place
BEST STOIC AWARD: Get 1st and don't bother clapping/cheering
ANTI-STOIC AWARD: Get 1st and clap/cheer excessively

POWER COUPLE AWARD: Medal in an event with your significant other
LOVE MAKES YOU DUMB AWARD: Don't medal in an event, probably because your significant other was doing that event, too
NATIONAL RELATIONS ACHIEVEMENT: Make a new friend at nationals
STATES RELATIONS ACHIEVEMENT: Self-explanatory
REGIONALS RELATIONS ACHIEVEMENT: Self-explanatory
INVITATIONALS RELATIONS ACHIEVEMENT: Self-explanatory
POPULARITY AWARD: Go to more than one invitational in one year

BOOKWORM AWARD: Do only study events
HANDS-ON PRACTICE AWARD: Do only lab events
EXTREME AERODYNAMICS AWARD: Do only building events where you build something intended to fly (Elastic Launched Glider, Bottle Rockets, Wright Stuff, etc.)
DEDICATED ENGINEER AWARD: Do only building events where you build something meant to take weight (Boomilever, Bridge Building, Scrambler, etc.)

AYUMU ACHIEVEMENT: Memorize a textbook
AESTHETICS ACHIEVEMENT: Have the prettiest engineering device, regardless of how well it works
ANTI-AESTHETICS ACHIEVEMENT: Have the ugliest engineering device, preferably one held together entirely by tape – ultra bonus points if you end up winning

EARLY BIRD ACHIEVEMENT: Finish 1st...
GETS THE WORM AWARD: ...and get 1st
NIGHT OWL ACHIEVEMENT: Finish last (without tying with other people)...
GETS THE GROUNDHOG AWARD: ...and get 1st

SLAY ACHIEVEMENT: Finish first in all events
COMMUNAL SLAY ACHIEVEMENT: Have your team finish first in all events (can't possibly be done)
FREELOADER ACHIEVEMENT: Get close to last and still have your school win the competition. (SEE PARASITE)
SCRIPPS ACHIEVEMENT: Spell your name/school wrong

HUNGER ACHIEVEMENT: A Strath Haven Middle School Trademark: Forget to bring food to practice/competition, let the hunger WARS begin
WORD HARD-PLAY HARD: Stay up all night before your competition and then get first in an event

'MURICA ACHIEVEMENT: Win 3rd, 2nd, and 1st in the same competition
(SPAIN)ISH ACHIEVEMENT: Win 5th, 4th, 3rd, and 2nd in the same competition
SWISS CHEESE ACHIEVEMENT: Win 2nd and 3rd in the same competition

DONOR AWARD: Let someone borrow your stuff (folder, pencil, calculator, etc.)
GENEROUS DONOR AWARD: Let someone "borrow" your stuff
GENEROUS DONOR TO SCHOOLS AWARD: Lose stuff at the competition
PHLOGISTON ACHIEVEMENT: Set something on fire

VIRTUOSO AWARD: Correct the proctor/test
MULTIPLES ACHIEVEMENT: Have every medal you get be a multiple of n where n =/= 1 (ex. 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 8th)
BINARY ACHIEVEMENT: See MULTIPLES where n = 2
TERNARY ACHIEVMENT: See MULTIPLES where n = 3
DECIMAL ACHIEVMENT: See MULTIPLES where n = 10
CHECKPOINT IN DECIMAL AWARD: See MULTIPLES where n = 5

COLD SHOULDER AWARD: Give your teammate the silent treatment and change whatever they think the answer was, even if it is right
WARM SHOULDER AWARD: Become friends with the one you cold shouldered
ABSOLUTE ZERO SHOULDER ACHIEVEMENT: Become enemies with your partner
EXTREME ANTI-STOIC AWARD (PLATO AWARD): Support anyone on your team who medaled, regardless what they placed
IRONY AWARD: Be the one who got 1st instead of the one who actually studied


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Re: Scioly Achievement List

Postby zyzzyva980 » March 8th, 2015, 10:46 pm

No century award? Career 100 medals?
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Re: Scioly Achievement List

Postby Unome » March 9th, 2015, 4:26 am

zyzzyva980 wrote:No century award? Career 100 medals?

I'll have to try for that one :D
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Re: Scioly Achievement List

Postby samlan16 » March 9th, 2015, 3:09 pm

zyzzyva980 wrote:No century award? Career 100 medals?

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?! I'm a junior and just hit 50...
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Re: Scioly Achievement List

Postby Unome » March 9th, 2015, 3:16 pm

samlan16 wrote:
zyzzyva980 wrote:No century award? Career 100 medals?

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?! I'm a junior and just hit 50...

I'm at 38 right now, and almost half are from this year, so I suppose it's possible.
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Re: Scioly Achievement List

Postby Skink » March 9th, 2015, 4:26 pm

samlan16 wrote:
zyzzyva980 wrote:No century award? Career 100 medals?

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?! I'm a junior and just hit 50...

Let's do some quick math at what this looks like. Start in fifth grade. Suppose these averages:
Invit 2med *2
Reg 3med
State 2med

*6789,10,11,12

By senior year with that 'good' average across your SO career, you'd have 72 medals. If you throw National tournament visits in, maybe it's approaching eighty. If you were a stronger competitor than those good but middling averages, especially if you did five events at tournaments wherein medaling went to sixth place (or went to more invitationals), then you'd have a ton! Of course, most folks A)don't start in fifth or sixth grade and B)don't go to Nationals or, even, State. So, for some, their totals are much smaller.

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Re: Scioly Achievement List

Postby aa1215 » March 9th, 2015, 8:28 pm

Definitely:

CLUTCH ACHIEVEMENT: Start studying for an event 24 hours before competition
SPEEDWRITE ACHIEVEMENT: Finish half of your test or more in the last 15 minutes
SPEED REDO ACHIEVEMENT: Accidentally skip a question/station on your answer sheet, so you end up having to redo everything after it. Got 1st in ento with this major mistake ;)
EULER ACHIEVEMENT: Take a calculation-based test without a calculator (does Disease count? :P ).
BEAT THE CURVE ACHIEVEMENT: Know that you did horribly in an event, but still medal, probably because no one else knew what they were doing either
MULTIPLE GUESS ACHIEVEMENT: Completely guess an answer for a multiple choice/matching question and be right
BLIND STAB ACHIEVEMENT: Completely make up a number or term to a free-response question and actually be right
BS ACHIEVEMENT: Make up your own theory to a Short Essay question and get full points for the question
O2 ACHIEVEMENT: Win 2 events with the same partner
N2 ACHIEVEMENT: Win 3 events with the same partner
HOST ACHIEVEMENT: Win an event with a completely useless partner
UNCONTESTED ACHIEVEMENT: Beat the 2nd place team by a ridiculous margin (yep. :D )
UN-STREET SMART ACHIEVEMENT: Get lost on the way to competition/at competition site when trying to find your rooms
AYUMU ACHIEVEMENT: Memorize a textbook (anatomy -.- )
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Re: Scioly Achievement List

Postby samlan16 » March 10th, 2015, 7:26 am

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samlan16 wrote:
zyzzyva980 wrote:No century award? Career 100 medals?

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?! I'm a junior and just hit 50...

Let's do some quick math at what this looks like. Start in fifth grade. Suppose these averages:
Invit 2med *2
Reg 3med
State 2med

*6789,10,11,12

By senior year with that 'good' average across your SO career, you'd have 72 medals. If you throw National tournament visits in, maybe it's approaching eighty. If you were a stronger competitor than those good but middling averages, especially if you did five events at tournaments wherein medaling went to sixth place (or went to more invitationals), then you'd have a ton! Of course, most folks A)don't start in fifth or sixth grade and B)don't go to Nationals or, even, State. So, for some, their totals are much smaller.

I guess that's possible if you don't have to deal with a B to C jump like most people and you somehow compete equally well every year of SciOly. But let's face it, we were all 6th graders once and only got 5 medals or something like that.
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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » March 10th, 2015, 9:57 am

Here's another way to look at it.

Let's assume, to get 100, you're doing SO every year from 6th to 12th, a total of 7 years competing. Then, say you attend four competitions each year: two invites, one regional, and one state. 4 times 7 is 28 total competitions in your career. To get 100, you will have to medal in an average of 3.57 events per competition.

This probably sounds quite difficult. However, most people who approach 100 go to more than 2 invites per year (unless they're just insane). So, here are the averages for additional tournaments:

5 tournaments per year: 35 total tournaments, 2.86 medals per tournament
6 tournaments per year: 42 total tournaments, 2.38 medals per tournament
7 tournaments per year: 49 total tournaments, 2.04 medals per tournament

Add in the fact that, as you get more experienced, and if you're really devoted, you can get 3 or more medals at tournaments, and it's not unreasonable to think that 100-medal winners are out there. They're not dime a dozen, for sure; it takes somewhat favorable circumstances. But it's not out of the question.

For the record, I had 35 medals at 15 tournaments, for a rate of 2.33 medals per tournament. If I had gone to 6 tournaments a year (which is a lot, don't get me wrong. Especially in B, where invites were basically nonexistent in the mid-Atlantic area from 2006-2008), I probably wouldn't have gotten 100, since invites are generally more difficult than regionals (which was the bulk of my medals), but I may have been able to get 80.
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Re: Scioly Achievement List

Postby ckssv07 » March 10th, 2015, 4:04 pm

zyzzyva980 wrote:No century award? Career 100 medals?

What are we considering as "medaling" because most invites I've been to go to top 3, there is one that I've been to that goes to 5. Then there's regionals which for us goes to 4, and states which goes to 5...

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Re: Scioly Achievement List

Postby Skink » March 10th, 2015, 4:32 pm

ckssv07 wrote:
zyzzyva980 wrote:No century award? Career 100 medals?

What are we considering as "medaling" because most invites I've been to go to top 3, there is one that I've been to that goes to 5. Then there's regionals which for us goes to 4, and states which goes to 5...

Medaling isn't a constant, right. There aren't many constants here, though, really. So, we have to consider context. In other words, opportunity does play a role in this achievement versus, say, cramming the night before an exam, which is very low barrier to entry (and is in complete control of the individual)!
1. Participants who start B in fifth or sixth grade and have the opportunity to do SO until high school graduation have advantage over those with less such opportunities.
2. Participants who have access to JV teams have generally more opportunity to compete and earn medals (and, yes, even top scorers can, in theory, be on JV at some point in their career).
3. Participants living in regions with access to invitationals have an advantage.
4. The event rotation has impact, but the extent of which it does isn't really measurable. I'm supposing that people whose events are perennial have advantages over those whose rotate out because they become experts, especially if they start one on its second or third year cold (like, say, new Fossils folks in the 2017 season).
-Related, folks with a 'hunter' mentality ('I don't want to do the same event every season...') are disadvantaged compared to their 'nester' peers, say, the folks whom love CB/4N6, doing it annually.
5. And, returning to the original point, the medal colors at different tournaments attended matters. One Regional this season medaled to three and ribboned to five. This weekend's medals participants to six. The difference is significant.
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Re: Scioly Achievement List

Postby elephantower » March 10th, 2015, 4:33 pm

Yeah I've done several of these (you can see the results in my sig)
For Geomaps, I (or to be honest my partner, I didn't study at all) started studying less than 24 hrs before this year. Of course, we medalled at nats last year... (Clutch)
For It's About Time, we didn't finish it or test it until after we drove up for the competition. (Speedbuild)
For It's About Time, I sketchily reasoned out the (correct) answer to a question, then my partner changed the answer. (Newton-Leibnitz)
For Protein Modelling, we only had one page of notes (instead of the allowed five pages) that provided a conclusive answer to maybe 20% of the questions. (Beat the Curve, Multiple Guess, Blind Stab)
I had the same partner for both Forensics and Protein Modelling and for Geomaps and IAT (O2)
For Protein Modelling, I didn't do a single thing before the competition (but I *did* make up convincing short answer responses :D ) (Parasite)
I wouldn't be surprised if we got the Uncontested Achievement for Geomaps, considering our B team got 2nd and they...strongly dislike Geomaps (and left ~15% blank)
For Geomaps, my partner and I got first both years at states. (Consistency Achievement)
Does desperately trying to order takeout (on my computer) the minute before the build test while running to the event room count for Un-Street Smart? At any rate, I lose basically everything I touch, so...
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2013:
Geologic Mapping: 1, 2
Designer Genes: 3, :(
Astronomy: N/A, :(
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Geologic Mapping: 1, N/A
Protein Modelling: 1, N/A
It's About Time: 1, N/A
Forensics: 9, N/A
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Geologic Mapping: 1, ?
Hydrogeology: 1, ?
It's About Time: 1, ?
Forensics: 10, ?

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Re: Scioly Achievement List

Postby Unome » March 10th, 2015, 4:38 pm

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zyzzyva980 wrote:No century award? Career 100 medals?

What are we considering as "medaling" because most invites I've been to go to top 3, there is one that I've been to that goes to 5. Then there's regionals which for us goes to 4, and states which goes to 5...

Medaling isn't a constant, right. There aren't many constants here, though, really. So, we have to consider context. In other words, opportunity does play a role in this achievement versus, say, cramming the night before an exam, which is very low barrier to entry (and is in complete control of the individual)!
1. Participants who start B in fifth or sixth grade and have the opportunity to do SO until high school graduation have advantage over those with less such opportunities.
2. Participants who have access to JV teams have generally more opportunity to compete and earn medals (and, yes, even top scorers can, in theory, be on JV at some point in their career).
3. Participants living in regions with access to invitationals have an advantage.
4. The event rotation has impact, but the extent of which it does isn't really measurable. I'm supposing that people whose events are perennial have advantages over those whose rotate out because they become experts, especially if they start one on its second or third year cold (like, say, new Fossils folks in the 2017 season).
-Related, folks with a 'hunter' mentality ('I don't want to do the same event every season...') are disadvantaged compared to their 'nester' peers, say, the folks whom love CB/4N6, doing it annually.
5. And, returning to the original point, the medal colors at different tournaments attended matters. One Regional this season medaled to three and ribboned to five. This weekend's medals participants to six. The difference is significant.

I've just counted mine based on what was given at the awards ceremony (top 4-6 for me).
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Re: Scioly Achievement List

Postby ckssv07 » March 10th, 2015, 4:56 pm

I am still kinda confused but if we are speaking strictly of what each tournament gives out medals for, I am at 56 and I am a sophomore right now ho hasn't had regionals or states yet this year. So I am just estimating that by the end of the year, I will probably have somewhere around 66, so it's not inconceivable that someone reaches 100 as 4 of mine were in two year. If it's more of a placements thing then I do have the Century!!!

Its not as cool as you would think though, it actually puts a lot more pressure on you to perform...

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