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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: April 2004 Archive: Chemistry Olympiad
By Qwert271 (Qwert271) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 11:12 am: Edit

Anyone have info? In new england they're having it on April 15. Know how many students take in nationally? How many get called back?

By Avatar56 (Avatar56) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 01:19 pm: Edit

I'm taking it on April 18th.

Approximately 900 students take the National Exam, and 20 get called back to join the study camp.

Pretty good odds, no?

By Kewlkiwi102 (Kewlkiwi102) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 02:48 pm: Edit

Hey finally! Other chem people!
Yeah, I got chosen in MD. Taking it April 16th.
Does anyone know if it is just MD, or is it MD/VA/DC? Looks to me like the latter, but Im not sure.
Hmm... top 2% go to the study camp...eek.

By Frozentears801 (Frozentears801) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 07:03 pm: Edit

Allencheng and I are taking it the 17th in CA.

By Qwert271 (Qwert271) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 05:46 pm: Edit

I'll bet it's some hearty competition, but quite an honor if one gets called back. Are all of you in AP Chem or further in your Chem studies? to be honest, it seems improbable that i'm one of the top 900 in the nation. i got 710 on sat2 last year(after chem 1). whadyall get? y'all brilliant?
By the way, is Chem your best subject? Most interesting? I HATE Ka Kb pH SOLUTIONS NaOH HF.

By Songster87 (Songster87) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 06:00 pm: Edit

Heh, I love equilibrium, acids/bases, and titrations. =)

By Frozentears801 (Frozentears801) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 08:11 pm: Edit

Yes, I must say it's my best subject, and most interesting. I love thermodynamics and kinetics, okay at equilibrium. Can't stand buffer solutions.

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 08:25 pm: Edit

Cutoff here was a 52 on the local exam for Nat Chemistry Olympiad. Taking it on the 17th here in IL. I like chemical kinetics and spontanaiety =). Hate acid/base and redox!

By Kewlkiwi102 (Kewlkiwi102) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 10:23 pm: Edit

How is everyone studying?
Any USNCO vetrans, please share any hints on how to prep!

By Qwert271 (Qwert271) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 10:30 pm: Edit

Did yall get 800 SAT2?

By Kewlkiwi102 (Kewlkiwi102) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 11:08 pm: Edit

Taking it May 1, expecting somewhere about there.
btw, hows the curve on that SATII?

By Qwert271 (Qwert271) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 03:02 pm: Edit

I think about 6 WRONG is the cutoff for 800. After that it goes about 6 or 7 points off per raw point off. That is, 790, 790, 780, 770, 770, 760, 750, 750 or so.

By Encomium (Encomium) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 03:53 pm: Edit

I got selected for the national chem olympiad...I was in the top 12 of Massachusetts and CT and I win money! But I can't take the test because it's scheduled during my april vacation, in which I'm going somewhere else

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 05:18 pm: Edit

Top 12 on the local test?

By Kewlkiwi102 (Kewlkiwi102) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 05:33 pm: Edit

Hey wait a sec, why dont we get any $$ for being in the olympiad? (I'm in MD)
~Kiwi

By Encomium (Encomium) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 05:34 pm: Edit

yes...local test...

multiple choice
essays
lab

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 05:58 pm: Edit

That's the national test.... what test did you take to get in the top 12?

By Kewlkiwi102 (Kewlkiwi102) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 06:16 pm: Edit

Hmm...some regions have local tests (60 min MC) to qualify for nationals.
Others have nomination letters by teachers.
Some use a combo of both.

Im still intrigued by this money buisness though...

By Encomium (Encomium) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 07:27 pm: Edit

No, my local test went as follows

We did the multiple choice 60 question thing...the "local test"


Then they took the top 32 scorers and had them do a lab and 3 problems...then they took the top 12 from both Mass and Conn regions

At least that's how they do it in our district (I'm from CT, and they take the top 12 from CT and MA)

It reminded me of American Idol cause there were like 200 people there to start with, then it got whittled down to top 32...then a top 12...haha

I'm a dork

But my teacher says I win money for being in the top 12...even though I can't take the national

By Qwert271 (Qwert271) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 10:26 pm: Edit

LOL! you all had a tougher time of getting into it! my chem teacher invited me because she thinks i'm bright! everyone takes everything seriously if it can possibly affect his/her college chances! Just being especially politically correct! overuse of exclamation points! By the way, I hope I get some $$$$$$$$$!

By Frozentears801 (Frozentears801) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 05:26 pm: Edit

So what did you get out of the 60 question local? I only got a 55, 6th place in Los Angeles.

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 05:29 pm: Edit

Don't know, we just know that over a 52 was needed to qualify in our section. I think I got a 57.

By Encomium (Encomium) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 05:29 pm: Edit

Hm...I don't know why you'd say "only got" cause that certainly doesn't merit saying "only"

And they haven't given me the results-actualy scores yet...my teacher says he hasn't received them in the mail but will soon

By Dryitchyscalp (Dryitchyscalp) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 07:17 pm: Edit

ha, "only" a 55 or 57. i "only" got a 36, which is not too terrible for my standards.

By Ali_Liu (Ali_Liu) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 08:13 pm: Edit

um....could anyone tell me how i could prepare for the chemistry olympiad??? (future ones) thx!=0

By Kewlkiwi102 (Kewlkiwi102) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 08:14 pm: Edit

any ideas on how to prep for nationals?

By Ali_Liu (Ali_Liu) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 11:38 pm: Edit

bump?

By Frozentears801 (Frozentears801) on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 02:20 am: Edit

"Only" was referring to my score's being too low to even be in the top 5 in my county, let alone top 12 in the state.

By Louman226 (Louman226) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 07:20 pm: Edit

we know that 900 take the national test.. about how many took the local exam?

By Frozentears801 (Frozentears801) on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 12:42 pm: Edit

I think on the site it says we're already the top 3% who took it. Figure the total number from that...

Out of curiosity, what does it take to get an "honors" in the national exam?

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 06:43 pm: Edit

Bump, I'm also curious as to what Frozentears asked.

By Ali_Liu (Ali_Liu) on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 08:12 pm: Edit

um....could anyone tell me how i could prepare for the chemistry olympiad??? (future ones) thx!=)


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