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Re: Texas 2011

Postby soccerisforlosers » May 2nd, 2011, 8:11 pm

sorry for barging into this discussion, but i was just curious, how do you guys prepare for nats after state since you guys only have like 1 week in between?
i would think there would not be enough time to modify the building events and study more for the sstudy events.
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Re: Texas 2011

Postby Angstrom » May 2nd, 2011, 10:25 pm

In recent memory, State has never been this close to Nationals. State standardized testing has messed up with it.

But I would guess that you study for State and you study for Nationals... I don't see why the location of State in this block of studying would affect time. The real challenge is travel accommodations - if we go to Nationals, buying tickets after State would be rather expensive.
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Re: Texas 2011

Postby rocketman1555 » May 2nd, 2011, 11:50 pm

In recent memory, State has never been this close to Nationals. State standardized testing has messed up with it.

But I would guess that you study for State and you study for Nationals... I don't see why the location of State in this block of studying would affect time. The real challenge is travel accommodations - if we go to Nationals, buying tickets after State would be rather expensive.
I actually think that Easter had more to do with State being moved than standardized testing did, as Easter weekend was the weekend that state normally is.
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Re: Texas 2011

Postby harryk » May 3rd, 2011, 5:56 am

In recent memory, State has never been this close to Nationals. State standardized testing has messed up with it.

But I would guess that you study for State and you study for Nationals... I don't see why the location of State in this block of studying would affect time. The real challenge is travel accommodations - if we go to Nationals, buying tickets after State would be rather expensive.
I actually think that Easter had more to do with State being moved than standardized testing did, as Easter weekend was the weekend that state normally is.
State is normally the last weekend in April, but they scheduled then TAKS tests for that week so they had to move it to the first weekend in May, I don't think Easter had anything to do with it
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Re: Texas 2011

Postby 2win » May 3rd, 2011, 6:08 am

Yeah, it was the TAKS test that pushed the date behind. *I* shall not be going to nationals, so i have no worry XDDDDD

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Re: Texas 2011

Postby chalker7 » May 3rd, 2011, 6:33 am

In recent memory, State has never been this close to Nationals. State standardized testing has messed up with it.

But I would guess that you study for State and you study for Nationals... I don't see why the location of State in this block of studying would affect time. The real challenge is travel accommodations - if we go to Nationals, buying tickets after State would be rather expensive.
I actually think that Easter had more to do with State being moved than standardized testing did, as Easter weekend was the weekend that state normally is.
It was, in fact, Easter that initially pushed it back an extra week. They would have scheduled State for last weekend, but it was parent's weekend at A&M and all of the hotels in College Station were completely booked.
As far as I'm aware, TAKS had nothing to do with it. After all, State is now right in the middle of AP tests.
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Re: Texas 2011

Postby Luo » May 3rd, 2011, 9:06 am

According to the Texas Science Olympiad website homepage, it's because of TAKS:

"*It was brought to our attention that TAKS testing takes place on 29 April – the date we had selected for the Texas Science Olympiad. After discussions with the major role players here, and input from several of the coaches, we have decided to move the date of TSO to the following weekend – 6/7 May 2011."
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Re: Texas 2011

Postby chalker7 » May 3rd, 2011, 9:50 am

Hm...well I suppose I stand corrected. I seem to remember having conversations with some of the State people earlier in the year to the contrary, but if that is what they've posted it must be the ultimate reason.
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Re: Texas 2011

Postby robotman » May 3rd, 2011, 4:14 pm

wow just realized you where in texas chalker.
you planning on being at state this weekend?
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Re: Texas 2011

Postby chalker7 » May 3rd, 2011, 9:39 pm

wow just realized you where in texas chalker.
you planning on being at state this weekend?
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