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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 7:54 pm 
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The State questions from today (Rounds 1-9) have been posted here: https://sites.google.com/site/ohioacade ... /questions

I served as head editor for the set and wrote the math, and I would love to hear any feedback (good or bad), whether it be here or privately.

Your other writers by subject were:

Emily Bingham - Literature
Steven Wellstead - History, Government, Geography
Rohin Devanathan - Science, Philosophy
Michael Czupryn - Fine Arts
Sayeef Moyen - Social Science, Religion
John Xiang - Mythology

I hope everyone enjoyed the questions today!

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:20 am 
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Thank your everybody for writing this.

I especially liked the literature, the fine arts, and the myth, I thought the questions were a good break from traditional canon yet a very reasonable difficulty.

I thought the science (especially alphabet round) were especially difficult, but I'm bad at science

A few complaints:
Nozzick twice
New Orleans twice (both great tossups though)
Negritude with only Cesaire clues (I thought it was fine considering most people don't know what it is)
Noctilucent clouds
Japan (idk why I'm complaining)

Very well written everybody! I'm sad I don't get to play one of these again!

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:35 am 
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leafstorm_is_stock wrote:
Nozzick twice


Shoot, I missed this even when reading the set again yesterday. Sorry! The density repeat was also an egregious miss on my part.

On the New Orleans side of things though, one was a historical tossup and one was literature.

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:57 am 
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Overall a very good set, just hearing clues from Moviegoer threw me off a bit after hearing new Orleans a couple matches earlier. Or the other way around, it all runs together after a while. I completely understand the different category thing

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:08 pm 
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Very well written everybody! I'm sad I don't get to play one of these again!


Maybe not, but the best players often make great writers... hint hint.

Congrats to everyone on a great performance and year. See some of you in two weeks in Atlanta.

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:46 pm 
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BobKilner wrote:
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Very well written everybody! I'm sad I don't get to play one of these again!


Maybe not, but the best players often make great writers... hint hint.


I know I'm not from your state, but I would love to write for OAC if you are looking for writers.

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:12 pm 
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Nozzick twice

Sorry about this. I wasn't expecting Nozick to be a Social Science answerline, so I didn't check for a possible repeat.

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I thought the science (especially alphabet round) were especially difficult

Looking at the set, I think the majority of the Category/Lightning round science was about the same difficulty as the rest of the set. However, I do agree that some of the Alphabet round questions were much too hard and I should have included more easier questions in this round.

Also, sorry about the density repeat; I should have noticed this when writing. Please let me know if you have any more feedback!

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:34 am 
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I thought the lit throughout was creative and interesting. I loved the New Orleans tossup. I was so happy to hear clues on The Moviegoer, my personal undergrad favorite novel. I checked on quinterest, and it only shows up in one tossup and two bonuses, which surprises me. To my thinking it's an appropriate hard clue on a state set.

Lady Brett Ashley and Slothrop struck me as slightly off balance with each other, LBA being a little easier. Maybe I'm wrong on that.

Also, Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes are perfectly balanced as answerlines, but in giving "Theme for English B" and "I Too" the Hughes side was a little easier than Angelou, which only referred to Caged Bird but didn't give the title...

Great lit overall, and a great set.

EDIT: 1 tossup with Moviegoer as answerline, but shows up as a clue in several more. Great tossup.

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