Ammar YildirimParticipantMarch 30, 2021 at 11:08 amPost count: 1
In this post I’ll touch on mainly two points which me and my teammates found room to improve in order to make Owlypia even better.
1) Firstly, I think that Owlys and Owlets should be separated in the Team Spirit challenge. The reason being that they don’t prepare for the same resources. For example, the book that the owlys read to prepare is different from the book that owlets read. When this is the case, the team spirit challenge can ask questions only about certain resources and can’t include all. So, let’s say, you read the book thoroughly and are eager to answer lots of questions about it. Unfortunately, the only challenge which will ask direct questions about the book is the Knowledge challenge, but, in my opinion, even the questions in the Knowledge challenge have lots of room to improve, which brings me to my second point.
2) Not all, but at least a few questions about the book should ask about symbolisms or deeper meanings that can be found. In my case, the book which me and my friends had to read was “The Animal Farm”, and in fact this book is an allegory. For you who might not now what an allegory is, allegory is a story in which the events and characters stand for something besides themselves. So in our book, the story was about some animals who overthrow the owner of the farm, but this actually represented the Russian revolution and the roots of Communism. Each character and event in this book stood for and symbolized something else, so when there were no questions about it at all I felt kind of disappointed. I believe that we Owlys, who are now approaching our university life, should also be able to understand the deeper motives behind a book and to critically think about the messages which are trying to be portrayed.
Owlypia is a great competition, in which everyone can have tons of fun while also learning new things and winning amazing prizes. But just like everything, it isn’t perfect and I believe that we can help it become better.
Thanks for you attention 🙂
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