Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby 19alekb » May 23rd, 2018, 8:39 pm

Uh, this is kind of off topic, but for solar system b, is the topic going to be the same?
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby syo_astro » May 23rd, 2018, 10:14 pm

MadCow2357 wrote:...Abbreviating the you said...


We have all been that clueless newbie. People on the forums, to my knowledge, try hard to explain "this idea was for last year" or that idea is not "THE be all end all official solution". We do ask for *build plans* (describing how you made it) to emphasize what ideas/materials you used. If you're very afraid about it, you could note in the pics/plans that they are based on 2018 rules, etc, but we tend to leave formatting as an exercise for you (with guidance from us)!

As for medals, you contribute a lot and...you know what, I'm going to quote a timeless quote from an old person: viewtopic.php?t=2182#p122197.

Things2do wrote:I think Imma stick to tests...


But notes are helpful:(.

19alekb wrote:Uh, this is kind of off topic, but for solar system b, is the topic going to be the same?


So...I don't know the topic. But for Div B space events, they stick with a topic for 2 years and change the objects...kinda. Last time Solar System was an event they made few (if any?) rules changes. As a result, I'm fine with Solar System submissions that use 2018 rules (unless someone wants to yell that's a bad idea).
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby jaah5211 » May 24th, 2018, 4:51 am

So I make tests and submit for resource?
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby jaah5211 » May 24th, 2018, 6:04 am

Is it possible that I write both division B and C tests and get access to both divisions?
Also, for physical science events, should I include lab portions?
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby syo_astro » May 24th, 2018, 9:03 am

jaah5211 wrote:So I make tests and submit for resource?...Is it possible that I write both division B and C tests and get access to both divisions?

See first post. It's not only tests, and you get access to all resources. Submitting resources is also explained (including reviewing, whether it gets uploaded, etc).

jaah5211 wrote:Also, for physical science events, should I include lab portions?

It's not required, whatever you think will result in better learning. That said, if you only write a test, the test should be longer. If you include a lab portion, you should give sufficient documents to explain the lab (pictures / diagrams, setup, example graphs, whatever is appropriate). Either way is not easier or harder.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby 19alekb » May 24th, 2018, 2:44 pm

syo_astro wrote:
MadCow2357 wrote:...Abbreviating the you said...


We have all been that clueless newbie. People on the forums, to my knowledge, try hard to explain "this idea was for last year" or that idea is not "THE be all end all official solution". We do ask for *build plans* (describing how you made it) to emphasize what ideas/materials you used. If you're very afraid about it, you could note in the pics/plans that they are based on 2018 rules, etc, but we tend to leave formatting as an exercise for you (with guidance from us)!

As for medals, you contribute a lot and...you know what, I'm going to quote a timeless quote from an old person: viewtopic.php?t=2182#p122197.

Things2do wrote:I think Imma stick to tests...


But notes are helpful:(.

19alekb wrote:Uh, this is kind of off topic, but for solar system b, is the topic going to be the same?


So...I don't know the topic. But for Div B space events, they stick with a topic for 2 years and change the objects...kinda. Last time Solar System was an event they made few (if any?) rules changes. As a result, I'm fine with Solar System submissions that use 2018 rules (unless someone wants to yell that's a bad idea).


Just interested, what minor changes would be made?
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby JionPark » May 25th, 2018, 6:24 pm

19alekb wrote: Just interested, what minor changes would be made?


For Solar System?
The rules might have different Hands On/Interpretive Tasks for Division B students.
I think Solar System will be using the same terrestrial bodies, because the topic will be the same next year.

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby Ten086 » May 27th, 2018, 10:27 am

Is writing a WIDI test an option? Like uploading pictures of the build and a rubric?
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby knottingpurple » May 27th, 2018, 1:10 pm

Ten086 wrote:Is writing a WIDI test an option? Like uploading pictures of the build and a rubric?


There are prior examples of this (2015 SSSS, it looks like from the WIDI wiki page) so yeah.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby TheChiScientist » May 27th, 2018, 9:38 pm

Just got an E-Mail from the SSSS Mod team...
Are the mods already picked out or what?
E-Mail did not clearly state what happened...
Just that mod apps had closed down. :?
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby yxu08 » May 28th, 2018, 3:26 pm

If I choose to upload notes, do they have to be online? Because I prefer to take handwritten notes, I don’t want to type up all my notes on a doc just to share it. Maybe I could scan them and then email it to the Mods?

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby terence.tan » May 28th, 2018, 3:37 pm

how long does it usually take the mods to look at the test because i sent my test last week, but no response yet
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby venules » May 28th, 2018, 3:53 pm

terence.tan wrote:how long does it usually take the mods to look at the test because i sent my test last week, but no response yet

The original post says that SSSS will open on June 1, so they probably won't check until then.

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby foreverphysics » May 28th, 2018, 5:44 pm

Ten086 wrote:Is writing a WIDI test an option? Like uploading pictures of the build and a rubric?

Yes, you can, but it should be clear that the resource was made with comparable effort to other events, such as Anatomy, Water Quality, etc.

TheChiScientist wrote:Just got an E-Mail from the SSSS Mod team...
Are the mods already picked out or what?
E-Mail did not clearly state what happened...
Just that mod apps had closed down. :?

Mods have been selected, but we look forward to seeing your submission.

terence.tan wrote:how long does it usually take the mods to look at the test because i sent my test last week, but no response yet

As of right now, I am the only one on the summer mailing list (because we haven't added all the mods yet) and I have certainly not been looking through any tests. You will need to resubmit the test on or after June 1st to summer@scioly.org.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2018

Postby TheChiScientist » May 31st, 2018, 7:25 am

SSSS starts tomorrow!
When will be the mod positions released?
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