Triple E [NY & TX Trial]

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Re: Triple E [NY & TX Trial]

Postby theriddler » January 13th, 2013, 3:16 pm

*sigh*
I just have to memorize the stuff for turtles and whales but some of them are confusing...
Does anyone know how the tournament assignments will be presented once the event begins?
Doesn't New York get a whole binder... so you don't have to memorize things.... The test should be run in stations, multiple choice and two or more answers per question. This is for Texas. Check on the rules for New York.
Do you think that we'd have enough time to reference our notes for each question? Or would it take longer to get the facts straight in our head for each question? If we were to memorize it, would it be better for each of us to memorize all animals, or each memorize half?
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Re: Triple E [NY & TX Trial]

Postby strawberrygirl » January 13th, 2013, 5:32 pm

Do you think that we'd have enough time to reference our notes for each question? Or would it take longer to get the facts straight in our head for each question? If we were to memorize it, would it be better for each of us to memorize all animals, or each memorize half?
In the texas rules, it states that the test will be 50 questions long and multiple choice. You should check your state's rules.
As for the ID, at our last tournament, my partner and I both memorized how to identify all animals since they're all pretty easy to ID. The test was in stations with 3 minutes per station and 2-4 questions at each station. Three minutes was actually plenty of time---we were pretty much sitting around waiting for the time to be up most of the time.

Now about referencing notes for each question, it really depends on the length of the test, as well as how you organize your notecards/binder. A typical proctor, especially at an invitational, will probably not put in the time to write more than about 50 questions. Also, I would personally find it difficult to memorize the dates of introduction and scientific names, but I suppose you could be familiar with the ecological impact, etc.

Hope this helps :D

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Re: Triple E [NY & TX Trial]

Postby sciolyynerdd » January 22nd, 2013, 9:05 am

hii does anyone know all the federal laws that we should know regarding the animals?
also, where can we find information for the exotic animals

this is NY trial btw :D

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Re: Triple E [NY & TX Trial]

Postby silverheart7 » January 28th, 2013, 6:36 pm

Would reading/buying/studying a general Ecology or Environmental textbook aid in learning this event? If so, does anyone have any recommendations?
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Re: Triple E [NY & TX Trial]

Postby sciolyynerdd » January 30th, 2013, 4:58 pm

hi does anyone know what laws should we study? the major one is ESA and that's all i got :/
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Re: Triple E [NY & TX Trial]

Postby darkdeserthighway » February 6th, 2013, 3:26 pm

Hi, does anyone know of any helpful documents/links that would cover the non ID portions of this event?
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Re: Triple E [NY & TX Trial]

Postby cupcakegirl » February 7th, 2013, 8:12 am

Hi, does anyone know of any helpful documents/links that would cover the non ID portions of this event?
Well, the rules are different in New York and Texas and I don't know what state you are from. If you are in Texas, really the only useful source is TPWD (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department). If you're in New York, sorry, but I have no idea.
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Re: Triple E [NY & TX Trial]

Postby darkdeserthighway » February 7th, 2013, 11:32 am

Okay thanks.
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Re: Triple E [NY & TX Trial]

Postby silverheart7 » February 7th, 2013, 7:57 pm

I figured I'd point out a good way to divide the list with your partner if you're using the New York List. If you give one partner the Endangered Animals, they'll have 19 to study. If you give the other the Exotic, Extinct, and Extirpated, they'll have 22. It's pretty easy, and just about equal. I think it works well, but we'll see. :D
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Re: Triple E [NY & TX Trial]

Postby darkdeserthighway » February 23rd, 2013, 10:53 am

What is the scientific name for a cougar? Is it Puma concolor or Felis concolor? confusing
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