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Frequently Asked Questions

I have registered for the EGUMPP Grammar Bowl. How do I get started?

After you register for the EGUMPP Grammar Bowl, your registration will be verified (this process may take up to a 72 hours). Once your registration has been verified, you will receive an email explaining how to get started. If you do not receive this email, you can view instructions here.

How much time will it take to complete the EGUMPP Grammar Module?

The EGUMPP Grammar Module consists of 20 lessons and a five-part Mastery Test. Most individuals complete this module in 15 to 20 hours. This means that if you devote one hour per day to working in this module, you can complete this module in 2 to 3 weeks.

What must I do to qualify for the Semifinals?

To qualify for the Semifinals, you must achieve a minimum final grade of 91% in the EGUMPP Grammar Module by 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 9, 2016 April 23, 2016.

How will I know if I qualify for the Semifinals?

All participants who complete the EGUMPP Grammar Module by April 9, 2016 April 23, 2016 with a minimum final grade of 91% will qualify for the Semifinals. If you qualify for the Semifinals, you will receive an official notification by email no later than April 25, 2016, with instructions on how to proceed.

How is the final grade in the EGUMPP Grammar Module calculated?

Your final grade is a combination of your 20 lesson grades and your mastery test grade. Your 20 lesson grades are averaged together and account for 50% of your final grade, and your mastery test grade accounts for the other 50% of your final grade.

Before you begin the mastery test, you may retake any lesson test as many times as you wish to improve your lesson grade. Once you begin the mastery test, you can no longer improve a lesson grade. Therefore, we recommend that your average lesson grade is at least 91% before you begin the mastery test. Each of the five parts of the mastery may be attempted only three times.

How do I prepare for the Semifinals?

The best way to prepare for the Semifinals is to devote an adequate amount of time to each lesson of the EGUMPP Grammar Module until you thoroughly understand all of the concepts and terms presented in a lesson. For each lesson, we recommend the following:

1) Watch the lesson videos as many times as necessary until you completely understand the information presented.

2) Repeat the Lesson Reinforcers until you can consistently score 15 correct responses in a row.

3) Continue practicing the Practice to Mastery (PTM) graded tests until you consistently score 91% or higher with each attempt.

4) Practice identifying the terms and completing the writing tasks found in the Terms and Tasks Flash cards section until you have mastered all of the terms and are confident that you can accomplish all of the writing tasks.

Note: There will be semifinal practice test available to download after March 5, 2016.

Where do I find the rules and regulations for the 2016 War of the Roses EGUMPP Grammar Bowl?

The rules and regulations can be found on the EGUMPP Grammar Bowl website by clicking here.

What are the system requirements for using EGUMPP?

EGUMPP is a web-browser based application that can be accessed from any desktop computer (Windows or MAC) with an Internet connection. Your web browser must have the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in installed. Microsoft Silverlight is a free browser plug-in from Microsoft. If you do not have Silverlight on your computer, you will be prompted to download it. Currently, EGUMPP can be used with the following web browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari.

Note: EGUMPP will not work with the Google Chrome or the Microsoft Edge Browser. In addition, EGUMPP cannot be used on tablet devices.

Where do I obtain technical support relating to the operability of EGUMPP?

Technical support requests relating to the operability of EGUMPP may be submitted from the EGUMPP Student Portal by clicking on the Support link.

I may need assistance to participate in the Grammar Bowl. Who do I contact?

Safran Publishing, administrator of the EGUMPP Grammar Bowl, will consider all requests for participants with special needs.

All requests must be sent in writing to:
    Safran Publishing Company
    Attn: EGUMPP 2016 Grammar Bowl
    1605 Clugston Road
    York, PA 17404