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    Writing Lightning Rounds

    Lightning rounds are relatively new to LifeSmarts, featured at state varsity and national tournaments. Each Lightning Round consists of ten short open-ended questions that are answered in a rapid fire session:

    Click here to watch a Lightning Round played in real-time:


    Hints for writing Lightning Rounds

    – Use the Lightning Round Template when submitting Lightning Rounds.

    – Follow the general guidelines for writing LifeSmarts questions. Remember: we’re looking for questions that high school students can answer in less than ten seconds.

    – Lightning rounds should start with shorter answers (that can come from memory quickly) and may progress to more thought-provoking questions (provided they can still be answered quickly).

    – Questions should be loosely connected to a similar topic, but may vary in difficulty. Examples of lightning round topics include:

    “Renting An Apartment”

    “Ecology Terms”

    “Appropriate Food Serving Sizes”

    “Shopping Skills”

    “Financial Cybersecurity”.

    You may search through the subtopics to help provide some guidance.