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    christopherchen

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    Physics Bowl

    Post  christopherchen on Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:49 am

    Well, make room for the new “Bowl” Team: the newly re-establish Physics Bowl team!
    The creation of this team itself was nearly as large a task as an existing team to go to competition. Creators Vincent Li and Daniel Liem had spent their time since September chasing a chain of command to find the right authority to grant them their team. “It turned out that it was not as easy as it seems… it took us months Starting from September until March.” After getting the acquisition of the formation of a Physics team, Vincent and Daniel needed to pick their members. About the middle of March, all of AHS was given the opportunity to tryout. Basic exams were given to test the level of performance and knowledge in Physics. The team was actually opened to whoever showed a high level of “understanding and interest in Physics topics related to Physics,” it is more important that members have taken the AP test or Physics B or C. In the end, sixteen students were chosen, ready to “give their fullest dedication and commitment, putting [the team] on their top priority list.”
    Since Physics Bowl doesn’t count as a class, there are one to three hours meeting every Tuesday in E-4, unless there are additional meets in anticipation of a competition. The goal for the team itself is to prepare for the Physics Bowl Qualifying Test Competition in April held by the American Association of Physics Teachers. It will be a written test covering all material in the AP Physics tests. The top five students in each of two divisions will compete nationwide. The team is also trying to integrate itself into other district and regional competitions. Co-captains Vincent and Daniel are looking forward to matching the previous Physics Bowl’s championship at State and second at Nationals.
    As a whole, though the Physic Bowl had just gotten back on its feet, it is already expanding its influence and joining competitions as Vincent commented, “My motive to establish the Physics team was simple. I like Physics, so I want everyone to like it too.”

    hanarudolph

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    Re: Physics Bowl

    Post  hanarudolph on Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:57 am

    Well, make room for the new “Bowl” Team [awk]: the newly re-established Physics Bowl team!
    The creation of this team itself was nearly as large a task as an existing team to go to competition. Creators [grade level?] Vincent Li and [grade level?] Daniel Liem have spent their time since September chasing a chain of command to find the right authority to grant them their team. “It turned out that it was not as easy as it seems… it took us months, starting from September until March.” [not a very impressive quote] After getting the acquisition for the formation of a Physics team, Vincent and Daniel needed to pick their members. About the middle of March, all of AHS was given the opportunity to tryout [this is a noun]. Basic exams were given to test the level of performance and knowledge in Physics. The team was actually opened to whoever showed a high level of “understanding and interest in Physics topics related to Physics,” it is more important that members have taken the AP test or Physics B or C [this is a run-on, and doesn't make any sense]. In the end, sixteen students were chosen, who seemed ready to “give their fullest dedication and commitment, putting [the team] on their top priority list.”
    Since Physics Bowl doesn’t count as a class, there are one to three hour meetings every Tuesday in E-4, unless there are additional meetings in anticipation of a competition [awk]. The goal for the team itself is to prepare for the Physics Bowl Qualifying Test Competition in April, held by the American Association of Physics Teachers. It will be a written test covering all material in the AP Physics tests. The top five students in each of two divisions will compete nationwide. The team is also trying to integrate itself into other district and regional competitions. Co-captains Vincent and Daniel are looking forward to matching the previous Physics Bowl’s championship at State and second at Nationals.
    As a whole, [awk beginning to conclusion] though the Physics Bowl has just gotten back on its feet, it is already expanding its influence and joining competitions. Vincent noted, “My motive to establish the Physics team was simple. I like Physics, so I want everyone to like it too.” [why did the team close? as in, why is this a re-establishment?]

    christopherchen

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    Re: Physics Bowl

    Post  christopherchen on Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:34 pm

    [this is missing a detail: the article is written with implications that the Physics Team has been "reestablished." I need to confirm this and find out what happened to the old team]



    Ready for the new “Bowl” academic team? Try the recently reestablished Physics Bowl Team!
    The creation of this team itself was nearly as large a task as an existing team to go to competition. Creators Juniors Vincent Li and Daniel Liem have spent their time since September chasing a chain of command to find the right authority to grant them their team. “We discussed the situation with Mr. Zhang…. It turned out that it was not as easy as it seems…. We were directed to Dr. Sutro, whom directed us to the ASB, whom they directed us to the Science Department Chair Head Staff Ms. Rapacon, whom then directed us to the Vice Principal Ms. Lashier.” After getting the acquisition for the formation of a Physics team, Vincent and Daniel needed to pick their members. About the middle of March, all of AHS was given the opportunity to try out. Basic exams were given to test the level of performance and knowledge in Physics. Though the team was actually opened to any student who showed a high level of “understanding and interest in Physics topics related to Physics,” there is a priority for those who had taken AP test for Physics B or C. In the end, sixteen students were chosen, who seemed ready to “give their fullest dedication and commitment, putting [the team] on their top priority list.”
    Since Physics Bowl doesn’t count as a class, there are one to three hour meetings every Tuesday in E-4, unless extra meetings are held in anticipation of upcoming competition. The goal for the team itself is to prepare for the Physics Bowl Qualifying Test Competition in April, held by the American Association of Physics Teachers. It will be a written test covering all material in the AP Physics tests. The top five students in each of two divisions will compete nationwide. The team is also trying to integrate itself into other district and regional competitions. Co-captains Vincent and Daniel are looking forward to matching the previous Physics Bowl’s championship at State and second at Nationals.
    As a whole, the Physics Bowl has just gotten back on its feet; it is already expanding its influence and joining competitions. Vincent noted, “My motive to establish the Physics team was simple. I like Physics, so I want everyone to like it too.”

    hanarudolph

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    Re: Physics Bowl

    Post  hanarudolph on Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:05 pm

    Try the recently reestablished Physics Bowl Team! [awk]

    The creation of this team itself was nearly as large a task as an existing team to go to competition. [it's much larger of a task, i'm sure]

    “We discussed the situation with Mr. Zhang…. It turned out that it was not as easy as it seems…. [too many ellipsis'; also, the standard is "..." not "...."]

    whom they [then] directed us to the Science Department Chair Head Staff Ms. Rapacon

    About the middle of March [change to "mid-March"], all of AHS was [change to AHS students were] given the opportunity to try out.

    Though the team was actually opened to any student who showed a high level of “understanding and interest in Physics topics related to Physics,” there is a priority for those who had taken AP test for Physics B or C. [awk]

    In the end, sixteen students were chosen, who seemed ready to “give their fullest dedication and commitment, putting [the team] on their top priority list.” [said who?]

    As a whole, the Physics Bowl has just gotten back on its feet; it is already expanding its influence and joining competitions. [still awk]

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