Well, Quizzing season 2015-2016 is well under way! Going good so far? That's great! But just in case, or maybe even for future reference, here's some problems that some (if not most) quizzers experience and how you can battle and overcome them.
1. Excessive procrastination early in the year
This is probably more common among either more experienced quizzers, or first year quizzers. Its hard because you can get behind very quickly, and "It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together than it does to fall apart." ( -Finnick, Mockingjay.) Maybe kind of dramatic, but true :P Especially if you have memorizing goals.
2. Not being able to find time to practice and study
Especially for the more competitive quizzers, this might be the most frustrating thing they could come across when they are motivated, and are ready, but simply cannot find time to commit. Now, I understand how busy life can be, particularly in high school, and how flustered the mind can get in the midst of all of it. The simple keys to finding time are 1) Prioritizing 2) Cutting out unnecessary tasks/activities 3) Multitasking throughout the day (like doing other things while doing brain-not-engaged-tasks like showering or washing the dishes). If you can do these, and really purge your everyday life of everything that doesn't have a purpose, then you'll discover little time loops that you can commit to making yourself a better quizzer.
3. Spending time studying, but getting very little out of it
So you're studying, you're putting effort into it, your super excited for practice, and then WHAM! It's like you haven't done anything. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you one of the most defeating experiences a quizzer can go through in one week. This occurs when you think you're focusing, but your thoughts are actually somewhere else. One of the ways you can prevent this, is coming up with quick questions you could take from the given material, as you read through it.
I know personally, that I have had trouble with all of these at one point or another. I guess above all, that one of the best things you can do to counteract problems you run into, is realize and admit that you're not the only one who's had this problem, and that you're not a unique case. This may seem discouraging, but when you do it, you also come to the conclusion that if other quizzers experienced what you're experiencing, then there must be a solution, and a way to fix it.
I hope this helps, and that you continue to do a fabulous job studying God's word :)
Keep calm and quiz on (and out)
Your fellow quizzer,
I have a very exciting post today! I had talked about keeping track of how you're doing back in July, and now (very sorry for the delay) I finally have the printable to give you the ability to do that with as little confusion as possible :P
These are for personal use only
This is the new and improved score sheet that I've made for this season. There are some columns on it that I didn't have last season, because I simply didn't think about it. But hey, everything's got to be tweaked every now and again :P The sheet that I have for you here is made to have room for four quizzes, to be efficient.
Anyway, I've been very busy lately, and so has Megan, so that is why we haven't been able to post much. I apologize for that, and assure you that everything will be back to normal speed pretty soon, when everyone gets into the groove of things again.
As always, thank you for reading, and thank you so much for your patience and understanding :) Have a great day!
Keep calm and quiz on (and out)!
Your fellow quizzer,
If the document link doesn't work, as it has been reported before, then you can right click the picture of the score sheet, and open it in a new tab and "save as..." to your computer, and print it through there, or copy the image and paste it into a word document and print, or pretty much anything else you can think of :P Please contact me if these fail as well... we'll figure out something.
Looking for something specific? Try here!
Subscribed to my
Mallory is a sixth-year Teen Bible Quizzer originally from the Southern region, and now in the Northwest, quizzing over the book of John with her three younger siblings. <3
Check out our