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World Scholars' Cup 2016  

Resources for the use of ISL Qatar students preparing for the local, regional and global rounds of the World Scholar's Cup
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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World Scholar's Cup


Values and Vision

The World Scholar’s Cup is:

Inclusive, Encouraging, Interdisciplinary, Discussion-based, Forward-looking, Team-oriented, Whimsical

Our goals:

To motivate students of all backgrounds to discover new strengths and practice new skills.

To inspire a global community of future scholars and leaders.

The junior division includes students up to 14 years old; though there is no bottom cut-off, most participants are at least 10. The senior division is for students 15 and older. To ensure consistent divisions all season long, any student who turns 15 by July 1, 2015 will be considered a senior division student.

What are the Team Events?
In Team Debate, you'll face teams from other schools and countries, three-on-three, and argue motions related to the theme.

In Scholar's Bowl, your team will race the clock to answer questions using a special clicker.

In Collaborative Writing, you'll work with your team to argue positions related to the theme in written form.

In Scholar's Challenge, you'll take a test called the Scholar's Challenge: an opportunity to win individual medals and other prizes across multiple subjects.


2016: An Imperfect World

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Tips for Scholars' Challenge

The scholars challenge. An event that most people find the most difficult and an event that nobody likes (last I checked). So here, I'd like to give some tips on the scholars challenge and hopefully, help you ace the challenge and carry all 7 challenge medals back home.

1. KNOW YOUR TERMINOLOGY: Even if the curriculum doesn't include them, you are still expected to know important terms in the subjects! For Art: know the types of artwork and styles of art! For literature: Know forms of poetry and literary terms! For science, know basic scientific terms! You get the idea. This is going to save your ass for some questions, so thank me later.

2. BE SURE OF YOUR ANSWER: Many scholars lose most of their points they should have received because they are not 100% sure of their answer. Because they are only partially sure of their answer, they go ahead and choose one or a few more options, and most of their points go away. DON'T DO THAT. Even if you are only half sure of your answer, go ahead and put it down and ONLY put that down. It gives you the full point and an advantage over other scholars who were unsure of their answer. Also it saves time deciding between answers and filling in bubbles, which is annoying.

3. WATCH THE TIME: You have 120 question and an hour to finish them (I think) (Correct me if I'm wrong). That doesn't leave much time for pondering on the answers. So you will have to be decisive with your answers. If not, you will have to experience the OMGTHERE'SONLY10MINUTESLEFTANDIHAVETODOLIKE30QUESTIONSI'MSOSCREWED moment, which I have gone through too many times.

4. REVISE, REVISE, REVISE: This is pretty obvious

Hope these tips will help smile emoticon If anyone would like to disagree or give more advice, please do so in the comments. Good luck to everyone in your WSC endeavors!



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