Academic World Quest - Getting Started

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  • 1. AWQ 2010
    Academic World Quest 2010
    Team Hayah
  • 2. History of Academic WorldQuest
    The Academic WorldQuest program is a Flagship Program of the world affairs council system.  The contest was invented by the Charlotte Council and now is widely played at the adult and high school levels around the nation.  The team game tests the competitors’ knowledge of international affairs, current events, the global economy, geography, world history and culture.  The World Affairs Councils of America started the national competition in Washington, D.C., in March 2003. 
  • 3. 10 Reasons to Join Academic WorldQuest 2010 
  • 4. 1) It’s fun to see if you know more than your peers from other schools!  We’ll bet you do, but we can’t prove it until we see you in action.
  • 5. 2) You get to see the Lincoln Memorial. 
  • 6. 3) Academic WorldQuest 2010 is a good way to learn about the rest of the world and the cultures that drive many of the global events.  Without knowledge, you have no power.
  • 7. 4) You can always say that I was on the first team ever, from outside the US, to participate in the AWQ.
  • 8. 5) It’s something to put on your college applications and resume.
  • 9. 6) To Represent.
  • 10. 7) Secretly…. you live for trivia contests.  I mean really… who doesn’t?
  • 11. 8) You’ll get to have private dinners with Council members, visit high schools, meet students studying Arabic.. ya3ni men el akher VIP ta7n!
  • 12. 9) Experiencing a different type of team spirit.
  • 13. 10) It is time we all really start to understand our role as a Global Citizen. There is no going back.
  • 14. Competition Structure
    There are 43 local competitions around the US. The winners of local competitions are invited to compete at the national competition, held in Washington, DC each spring. Since 2007, all teams must win a local competition in order to qualify for the national competition. (We just have to show up  )
    The competition is played between 4-person teams who answer rounds of questions projected by PowerPoint onto a screen. A full competition is 100 questions, 10 rounds of 10 questions per round. The winning team is the team with the highest number of right answers.
  • 15. Studying Structure and Tips
    Intention
    Do3a2
    Take a few minutes each day to study, read the news
    Divide categories among members, and have an “expert” on each
    Team practice once a week
    Presentations and Summaries
  • 16. Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything.” – Vince Lombardi