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  •  Another Book to Recommend: (4+ / 0-)
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    Ahianne, wader, RiveroftheWest, xaxnar

    Prisoner of Trebekistan by progressive blogger and Jeopardy champ Bob Harris tells about how he trained for the game.  One of his keys to success:  Find a ballpoint pen about the same size as the clickers on the show and use it to practice.

    "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

    by quarkstomper on Mon May 20, 2013 at 05:55:13 AM PDT

    •  Oo, good idea (3+ / 0-)
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      xaxnar, RiveroftheWest, quarkstomper

      Thanks!

      •  Excellent idea (3+ / 0-)
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        Ellid, RiveroftheWest, quarkstomper

        Harris systematized how to do well on Jeopardy - including one he says is the most important. Admit you don't know shit when you don't. You can actually build up a lead by not answering questions if the other contestants keep giving wrong answers and losing money. (Assuming you've got something on the board, that is.)

        The whole book is very entertaining and really useful, even inspiring.

        "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

        by xaxnar on Mon May 20, 2013 at 08:15:49 PM PDT

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