So one thing I get a lot of questions on, is how to do according to's well. How does one become a GOOD according to quizzer? I specialized in according to's my last three years of quizzing, and today I'm going to be sharing the basics of how you can start doing according to's (spoiler alert: it's SUPER fun, so lets get into it, LOL).
Basic rules of According To's:
In the more competitive quiz tournaments, you'll probably see quizzers jump really early on according to questions. Sometimes, they jump right after the reference is said; this is called a "blind according to". When jumping on blind according to's, the quizzer has to remember the verse, and come up with questions that could come out of the verse.
I know this can be a little confusing if it's new to you, so let me give you an example.
1) Quizmaster says: "According to Hebrews, chapter 1, verse 1-"
2) *QUIZZER JUMPS*
3) Quizzer thinks of Hebrews 1:1
4) Quizzer starts coming up with questions from that verse. Here are a few possible questions:
Don't worry if that doesn't make perfect sense right now - as you see other people do it, and as you practice it yourself, it gets super easy (AND you're gonna have a ton of fun with it!).
BUT, especially if you're just starting out with being an According To quizzer, you don't necessarily have to do blind according to's all the time. Take your time with it, push yourself to jump where you can, and work on answering the questions. As you get more comfortable jumping on them, keep pushing yourself to get better and better.
So now let's jump into 1) the basics of how to study for according to's, and 2) how to answer according to's effectively.
Studying for According To's:
What do you need to know of the material, in order to be good at according to's? Lets take a look.
A GREAT according to quizzer will...
That looks like a pretty hefty list, huh? It is! Even the most elite quizzers I've known, have said that memorizing the material, and practicing recall time is often the hardest part of doing according to's. But the good news is, is that not a lot of quizzers put in all that work. That means, that you'll know WAY more than a lot of your competition, which can enable you to place higher, and help your team win more often.
So what's the best way to study for according to's?
The great news is, there's no just ONE way to study well. There are definitely some tips and tricks I can share, that have worked great for me, but every quizzer has to experiment and find what works best for them. Don't be afraid to try new study techniques!
Since according to quizzers need to memorize all of the material (which is no easy task, let me tell you... *cue flashback to Luke*... *cough away tears* well anyways....), in the next post I am going to give you some tips SPECIFICALLY FOR memorizing everything, this season. In addition to that, in the next post I am also going to be talking about how you can ANSWER according to's really well.
SO you can be looking forward to that :P.
Stay tuned for part 2 coming in the next post, where I'll be talking about the super important things I just mentioned above.
Anyways guys, I love you, God loves you so much more. Keep quizzing, and living, victoriously.
Keep calm and quiz on (and out)!
Your fellow (decades) quizzer,
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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
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