Power Up: Focus on American Poetry
This is the first of NAQT’s new line of Power Up quiz bowl study guides that launched in September 2015. It is intended to bring new players up to a level of basic competence on questions about American poetry.
The study guide contains the following:
A diagnostic Pretest for assessing which players could benefit from the guide. This quiz is also available on the NAQT web site (for free) so that coaches can judge whether the study guide will be useful to their players.
Laminated Topic Lists with core information that players need to learn.
Practice Questions taken from NAQT’s past tournament sets on which students’ progress can be evaluated.
Topic Cards for use in optional drills and supplemental question-writing projects.
A Posttest for measuring a player’s performance after using the study guide; students’ scores can be compared to their diagnostic scores.
A Coach’s Guide for getting the most out of the Power Up materials.
This Power Up study guide costs $30, including free standard-speed shipping within the U.S. It can be ordered via NAQT’s website or by calling NAQT at 888‑411‑6278 (“NAQT”).
NAQT also sells Frequency List study guides (including a Literature Frequency List) that are straightforward listings of topics together with creators, creation dates, and the number of times they have come up in NAQT’s sets. The Power Up study guides covers many fewer works, but goes into much greater detail about what players should know about the most common ones.