Reach for the Stars B

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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby Epicness101 » April 3rd, 2013, 1:54 pm

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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby ReBobville » April 18th, 2013, 7:11 pm

Personally, i'm looking forward to Solar System. I've spent two years in RFTS, and from what i've seen from the event in the practice tests, the event is a lot less broad than Reach, but also a lot more detailed. In addition there's more about the history of astronomy in Solar System than in Reach.
Solar System is MUCH BETTER then RFTS. (Test's are more complex, and more inference skill is required vs. memorizing!)
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby Toms_42 » April 22nd, 2013, 2:38 pm

Personally, i'm looking forward to Solar System. I've spent two years in RFTS, and from what i've seen from the event in the practice tests, the event is a lot less broad than Reach, but also a lot more detailed. In addition there's more about the history of astronomy in Solar System than in Reach.
Solar System is MUCH BETTER then RFTS. (Test's are more complex, and more inference skill is required vs. memorizing!)
Solar systems doesn't have constellations to memorize :D
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » April 22nd, 2013, 3:00 pm

The good thing about Reach for the Stars is that it coincides much more with Astronomy than Solar System does. Sure, Reach has the memorization of the constellations, but if you can focus on the patterns in the sky, it'll be a lot easier to memorize them. And then all of the conceptual stuff with stellar evolution definitely requires higher-level thinking skills, if the test is written well. In addition, there's a good amount of information regurgitation in Solar System too, with facts about planets, their moons, and whatnot.

Both Solar System and Reach have their perks. Personally, I was much more of a fan of Reach. Of course, once you get to Astronomy, nothing else compares. ;)
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby Toms_42 » April 22nd, 2013, 3:09 pm

The good thing about Reach for the Stars is that it coincides much more with Astronomy than Solar System does. Sure, Reach has the memorization of the constellations, but if you can focus on the patterns in the sky, it'll be a lot easier to memorize them. And then all of the conceptual stuff with stellar evolution definitely requires higher-level thinking skills, if the test is written well. In addition, there's a good amount of information regurgitation in Solar System too, with facts about planets, their moons, and whatnot.

Both Solar System and Reach have their perks. Personally, I was much more of a fan of Reach. Of course, once you get to Astronomy, nothing else compares. ;)
frankly, I've never done solar systems, but I've heard very good things about it. both people doing reach for us this year cant waitto see solar systems back, and I hope I get to compete in reach next year ONCE. This year, I made a cheat sheet, studied flashcards and everything, but I could never compete thanks to conflicts with my main events, meteo and shock. the ONE time they didn't conflict, I was replaced with a sub in because she didnt have any other events to do :cry:
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby MacBookMinus » April 23rd, 2013, 7:40 am

Some ID! Not sure if this is the place for this, but I didn't see a different page so please be gentle. Also I'm not sure if the image thing will work out. Sorry in potential advance!

Well it didn't work. Can someone explain how to hide an image so that it shows when you click on it? Also how to upload an image?
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby Skink » April 23rd, 2013, 12:19 pm

Well it didn't work. Can someone explain how to hide an image so that it shows when you click on it? Also how to upload an image?
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby MacBookMinus » April 23rd, 2013, 2:53 pm

QUote this post to see the formatting of a hide tag. Play with it a bit.
Well let's give it a shot.
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Too bad both of those websites are blocked on my school computer. I'll have to do it from the home one.

Edit: why did it not work?
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby MacBookMinus » April 24th, 2013, 4:58 pm

Solar systems doesn't have constellations to memorize :D
I actually really like RFTS. Favorite event. :(
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby XJcwolfyX » April 24th, 2013, 5:28 pm

Solar systems doesn't have constellations to memorize :D
I actually really like RFTS. Favorite event. :(
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