Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2015 學術比賽


2015 年北半島中文學校校內學術比賽  (1/17, 1/24, 1/31)

NPMS Academic Contest

Dates: January 17; January 24, January 31

Academic Contest Guidelines: (New) 中文版

Translation (1/24)
1. Competition time: 60 minutes.
2. English to Chinese (50%), Chinese to English (50%).
3. Answer sheet will be provided.  No other paper should be used.
4. Criteria for ranking, fidelity (50%), accuracy (25%), grammer (15%), wording (10%).
5. If the student doesn't know how to write the character, it can be substituted by PinYin or Zhuyin.  
6. No dictionary allowed.
7. Please prepare your own pencils and eraser.
8. No writing board allowed.

Pin yin (1/24)
1. Questions will be recited by the proctor or a recorder.  Students will listen and then write down the pin yin.  Students are not allowed to ask any questions during the contest.
2. Bring in your own pencils and eraser.
3. One point for each space.
4. Each question will be recited twice, one with a regular pace and the second one with a slower pace.  Each pin yin needs to be marked down with correct formats (vowels, consonant, tone marks)
5. Student should follow the rule of pin yin, including its exceptions
6. The error will only be marked down once if it happens multiple times.

Essay writing (1/31)
1. Competition time: 1 hr and 45 minutes for groups A/B, 1 hr for groups C/D.
2. Bring in your own pencils and eraser.
3. Essay title will be given by a picture for C/D, a word title for A/B.
4. A dictionary will be allowed.  May write in characters, zhu yin or pin yin.
5. Criteria for ranking: relevance to the assigned title (40%), contents (30%), syntax (20%), paragraphing (10%)
6. A student should not disclose his/her identity/name in the contents.  Any violators will be disqualified.

Pencil calligraphy (1/31)
1. Competition time: 50 minutes.
2. Writing paper will be provided.  The students may practice on the sheets as many as they want, but only one sheet is allowed to turn in for ranking.
3. Bring in your own pencils and eraser.
4. Ball point pens and other pens are not allowed.
5. Tracing is not allowed.
6. Words for competition will be given on site.
7. Group A: 100 words, group B: 72 words, group C: 56 words, group D: 48 words.
8. Criteria for ranking: structure and beauty (40%), clarity and carbon balance (30%), fidelity (30%).  The same error will only be marked down once (0.5 point) if it happens multiple times.

Reading comprehension (1/31)
1. Competition time: 50 minutes.
2. Bring in your own pencils and eraser.
3. Proctor teacher will not answer any questions related to the test other than technical issues.
4. Students will be given the answer sheet with assigned numbers.  Competition will start at the same time. 
5. Group A: 9 articles (2 articles with no ZhuYin), group B: 8 articles (1 article with no ZhuYin), group C: 7 articles, group D: 6 articles.  Test questions will be multiple choice, short answer and short essay.
6. Criteria for ranking: 2 points for each mistake, 5 points for each short essay.  Short essay will be graded by contents.  The final grade will be the average from all judges.
7. If the answer sheets are turned in before the testing time is up, the proctor will mark down the turn-in time, which will be used as a criterion to determine the final ranking when the contestants have the same points.

Chinese typing (1/31)
1. Competition time: 50 minutes, for groups A, B, CSL.
2. Students should bring in their own laptop computers.  Please fully charge the computer prior to the competition.  THERE WILL BE NO INTERNET NOR ELECTICALS PROVIDED IN THE TESTING ROOM. 
3. Proctor will not answer any questions related to the computer hardware.
4. The finished file should be saved in the USB drive provided by the school.  The USB drive should be returned to the proctor and the filename should be marked down before leaving the room.  If the proctor cannot open the file for any reason, the contestant will be disqualified.  Please be cautious when saving the file.
5. Enter traditional characters only, use MingLiu font ( 細明體),size 14.
6. Follow the test sentence order to type including all the paragraphs and punctuations.  Leave it blank on those words that you don’t recognize.  Punctuations should be entered by Chinese format, for example: 『:。?!   ;』、」,will deduct points if entered by English format.
7. If the number of typed sentence does not match with the original test sentence number, no point will be awarded. 
8. Cannot mix simplified characters with traditional characters.
9. Criteria for ranking: test questions include single word, two-word phrase, three-word phrase, four-word phrase and short essay.  The winner will be the one who types the most number of characters.  When the character numbers are the same, the one with more accuracy will be the winner. 


比賽教室及時間 :
Classrooms and starting time:  Find your room

Date
Subject
Group
Classroom
Time
1/17/2015
A
216
12:00-1:20
1/17/2015
B
216
12:00-1:20
1/17/2015
C/D
216
12:00-1:20
1/17/2015
A
242
12:00-2:00
1/17/2015
B
242
12:00-2:00
1/17/2015
C
242
12:00-2:00
1/17/2015
D
242
12:00-2:00
1/17/2015
A
216
12:00-1:45
1/17/2015
B
216
12:00-1:45
1/17/2015
A
219
12:00-12:50
1/17/2015
B
219
12:00-12:50
1/17/2015
A
240
12:00-2:00
1/17/2015
B
240
12:00-2:00
1/17/2015
C
244
12:00-2:00
1/17/2015
CSL
241
12:00-1:00
1/17/2015
D
243
12:00-2:00
1/24/2015
A
212
12:00-1:00
1/24/2015
B
142
12:00-1:00
1/24/2015
C/D
213
12:00-1:00
1/24/2015
A
226
12:00-1:00
1/24/2015
B
112
12:00-1:00
1/24/2015
C
225
12:00-1:00
1/24/2015
D
216
12:00-1:00
1/24/2015
A
214
12:00-1:00
1/24/2015
B
214
12:00-1:00
1/17/2015
西
A
Take home

1/17/2015
西
B
Take home

1/17/2015
西
C
Take home

1/17/2015
西
D
Take home

1/31/2015
C/D
241
12:00-1:00
1/31/2015
B
219
12:00-1:00
1/31/2015
C
219
12:00-1:00
1/31/2015
D
219
12:00-1:00
1/31/2015
A
244
12:00-12:50
1/31/2015
B
243
12:00-12:50
1/31/2015
C
242
12:00-12:50
1/31/2015
D
242
12:00-12:50
1/31/2015
A
241
12:00-12:50
1/31/2015
B
241
12:00-12:50
1/31/2015
C
241
12:00-12:50
1/31/2015
A
216
12:00-12:50
1/31/2015
B
216
12:00-12:50
1/31/2015
CSL
216
12:00-12:50

Starting time:
    12PM (1/17/15 and 1/31/15)
                                       11:40AM (1/24/15)   New updated time: 12PM (1/24/15)


Reference Links: 


Notes:

1. 比賽當日請為您的小孩預備一份簡便的午餐。
2. 請提醒您的小孩不要在比賽的教室內吃東西。
3. 任何與食物有關之垃圾請勿棄置於教室內的垃圾筒。
4. 請提前到達比賽教室。

請給予您的參賽小孩最大的鼓勵,無論比賽結果如何,這都是一個很好的磨練機會。我們衷心的期盼每個參賽的小孩都能在比賽的過程中得到最大的樂趣。

1. Please pack your child/children with a bag lunch/snack, if necessary, on the competition day.  
2. Please inform your child/children not to eat or drink in the classroom.  
3. Please do not dispose leftover food or snack packing bag to the garbage can in the classroom.
4. Please report to your competition classroom a few minutes earlier to get ready for the competition. 

Please give your child/children a positive reinforcement about the competition.  Regardless of the results, it is a valuable opportunity for your child/children to build their positive spirit toward a contest, and more importantly, to have a fun time. 

Special notice for competitions on 1/24/15

Updated schedule for 1/24/15   (1/16/15)

經與學區再次協調,一月二十四日的學術比賽教室將可以使用至當日下午一點三十分,因此一月二十四日的上下課及比賽時間將回復至原有的作息時刻,即11:45下課12:00 比賽。西畫比賽維持帶回家完成的模式比賽。

We have obtained an approval from the school district to extend the classroom rental till 1:30 on 1/24/15.  Therefore, the class hours and competition schedule will be the same as that of 1/17 and 1/31, i.e. class dismisses at 11:45 and the competition starts at 12:00.  Painting contest will remain the modality of take-home assignment.

由於學區臨時通知,一月二十四號無法租借學術比賽需要的教室,學校為了不耽誤考試,做了以下的調整:

1. 一月二十四號上課時間提前至十一時三十分下課以準備學術比賽。
2. 一月二十四號學術比賽時間將於十一時四十分舉行請參加考試同學準時到達試場。
3. 西畫比賽將以帶回家完成的模式比賽,學校將於一月十七日發給所有參加西畫比賽的學生比賽用畫紙,參賽學生必須用學校發放的畫紙完成參賽作品,請比賽學生於一月二十四日交回教務處。


Due to a conflict with Hillsdale High schedule, we have to make the following adjustments: 

1. On 1/24, classes will be ended earlier at 11:30 AM to prepare for the academic contest.
2. Academic contest will start at 11:40 AM. Please arrive on time.

3. Painting contest will be changed to “take-home assignment”. All drawing contestants will be given the drawing paper on 1/17.  The completed project needs to be returned to the office on 1/24. 

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