Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby syo_astro » June 15th, 2019, 3:01 pm

klastyioer wrote: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?

Depends what you mean and on the type of submission. If you're doing a build, I guess the format may be less strict in that regard even if you might still need to include a writeup of your work. In general, it's a good idea to at least try to put in punctuation, grammar, capitalization, etc even if it's not perfect. I'm not a great writer either, so I don't write perfectly, but various people do find it helpful to see those things while reading whether that be related to builds, notes, or tests.

The relationship between written and spoken language is very interesting and complicated! But probably a discussion for another day. No mod should be mean about it, but they can feel free to call out grammar if it improves quality or clarity (if it's too much we can talk about it...but I haven't seen that before).
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby neerja.shah » June 16th, 2019, 7:04 pm

foreverphysics wrote: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 mid-August. 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.



MODERATOR APPLICATIONS
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 application here.
Moderators will be notified of their selection two to four days before SSSS begins to allow for maximum time for applications to come in.


FAQs
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
this document.


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.


I am a little bit confused as to what this is. Basically, do you just pick a topic and make a practice test of it and then get to view other tests made?

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » June 16th, 2019, 7:25 pm

neerja.shah wrote:
foreverphysics wrote: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 mid-August. 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.



MODERATOR APPLICATIONS
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 application here.
Moderators will be notified of their selection two to four days before SSSS begins to allow for maximum time for applications to come in.


FAQs
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
this document.


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.


I am a little bit confused as to what this is. Basically, do you just pick a topic and make a practice test of it and then get to view other tests made?

Yes but you can also contribute notes and build guides; the intention is to help you study for Science Olympiad over the summer.

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby Kyky » June 18th, 2019, 6:50 am

If I were to create a WIDI for ssss, what would it need to include? It would need the pictures of the widi, the material list and the rubric?
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby syo_astro » June 18th, 2019, 8:57 am

Kyky wrote:If I were to create a WIDI for ssss, what would it need to include? It would need the pictures of the widi, the material list and the rubric?


First of all, you have to decide if you want to make a test or notes submission for WIDI. If you're writing a test, those are the basic components, but for some events listed in the FAQs (it's at the end of the first post, and WIDI is included) we ask for multiple tests since the tests tend to be easier to make.

Also in the FAQs, we explain the general process for making submissions, basically going on the appropriate wiki page, the old test exchange, or the test exchange and looking for SSSS-related submissions. I can go grab some, but it's a good chance to learn where to find resources if you're not used to the site! Alternatively, could ask here if anyone has more specific ideas of what would be good to study related to the event. If you email us a draft, the appropriate mod can also give some guidance.

Hope this gives some ideas/reminders!
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby Kyky » June 18th, 2019, 1:56 pm

syo_astro wrote:
Kyky wrote:If I were to create a WIDI for ssss, what would it need to include? It would need the pictures of the widi, the material list and the rubric?


First of all, you have to decide if you want to make a test or notes submission for WIDI. If you're writing a test, those are the basic components, but for some events listed in the FAQs (it's at the end of the first post, and WIDI is included) we ask for multiple tests since the tests tend to be easier to make.

Also in the FAQs, we explain the general process for making submissions, basically going on the appropriate wiki page, the old test exchange, or the test exchange and looking for SSSS-related submissions. I can go grab some, but it's a good chance to learn where to find resources if you're not used to the site! Alternatively, could ask here if anyone has more specific ideas of what would be good to study related to the event. If you email us a draft, the appropriate mod can also give some guidance.

Hope this gives some ideas/reminders!


oops didn't see the FAQs at the bottom, thanks for the help
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby Rossyspsce » June 21st, 2019, 6:49 pm

has anyone received access yet?

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby Anomaly » June 21st, 2019, 7:06 pm

Rossyspsce wrote:has anyone received access yet?

yessir, it just takes a little bit to get access after you've received notification on your test/notes being accepted though.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby syo_astro » June 22nd, 2019, 11:50 am

Anomaly wrote:
Rossyspsce wrote:has anyone received access yet?

yessir, it just takes a little bit to get access after you've received notification on your test/notes being accepted though.


What Anomaly said is true, though Rossy might've just been asking if anyone got approved yet in general? In which case answer is yes! The majority of submissions have been Codebusters and Fossils from the looks of it. I can give more details if people are curious as I've done in the past! You have to get approval from a mod, though and do sufficient edits if necessary as well.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby Rossyspsce » June 22nd, 2019, 1:36 pm

syo_astro wrote:
Anomaly wrote:
Rossyspsce wrote:has anyone received access yet?

yessir, it just takes a little bit to get access after you've received notification on your test/notes being accepted though.


What Anomaly said is true, though Rossy might've just been asking if anyone got approved yet in general? In which case answer is yes! The majority of submissions have been Codebusters and Fossils from the looks of it. I can give more details if people are curious as I've done in the past! You have to get approval from a mod, though and do sufficient edits if necessary as well.


yeah i was asking in general because i was unsure whether my notes were processed as i have yet to receive a reply

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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby Crimesolver » June 22nd, 2019, 1:50 pm

How long does it take for you guys to look at a submission?
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby syo_astro » June 22nd, 2019, 2:10 pm

Rossyspsce wrote:yeah i was asking in general because i was unsure whether my notes were processed as i have yet to receive a reply


Sorry, there was some emailing issues with people who sent submissions before we had the mods setup with our email (I had to forward all the emails). Told the mod, thanks for telling me.

Crimesolver wrote:How long does it take for you guys to look at a submission?


Around 5 - 7 days is the *worst case* scenario for our reply, but it definitely can be faster. A few mods are getting a lot of submissions like I said, but I'm hoping we catch up this weekend. As forever said in the first post, if it takes longer than that remind us (by email, forums, etc), and I'll hopefully see it and try to figure out how to get it done faster.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby kendreaditya » June 25th, 2019, 9:49 pm

A mod has originally checked my submission and suggested me to add some more information, which I did. Can I just have a confirmation that my submission is good because it's been over 10 days?


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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby syo_astro » June 26th, 2019, 8:16 am

kendreaditya wrote:Sydeny has originally checked my submission and suggested me to add some more information, which I did. Can I just have a confirmation that my submission is good because it's been over 10 days?


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Sorry, bothered the mod about it and will hopefully get a reply out today/tomorrow.
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Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Postby niklingineni » June 26th, 2019, 2:44 pm

Is it still possible to submit your resources to SSSS?


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