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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby polypeptides » July 18th, 2014, 12:49 pm

I'm reading last year's rules and in part d it states, "Topics may include structure and function of internal and external anatomy, ecology, behavior, and history." Does this apply to individual specimens (an order/family) or is it referring to general questions about insects?

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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby humanbeingofearth548 » July 18th, 2014, 1:03 pm

Oh..thank you..All of that helps..And yes! QUIZLET!! I use it too! I made a bunch of quizzes for me during the earlier monthes to study the names...but now, I'm goiing to use it again! XD
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby SOnerd » July 18th, 2014, 3:07 pm

polypeptides wrote:I'm reading last year's rules and in part d it states, "Topics may include structure and function of internal and external anatomy, ecology, behavior, and history." Does this apply to individual specimens (an order/family) or is it referring to general questions about insects?

I think that can apply to both insects as a whole and individual specimens. For example a question might say "Name 3 ways insects help humans", or one could say "Name 3 ways this insect helps humans".
Internal anatomy would probably be more insects in general.
External anatomy may be the standard 6 legs, 2 antennae..., or it could be the specific adaptations of a specimen.
Ecology would probably be more like "Is this insect a herbivore...?", but I haven't really run across too much ecology. Behavior could include mating/courtship rituals or specific behaviors limited to a certain insect.
I have never really had any history questions, but I would assume that would be about the evolution of insects in general or a given individual.
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby polypeptides » July 18th, 2014, 4:13 pm

ah, ok. Thanks for the clarification!

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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby SOnerd » July 18th, 2014, 5:32 pm

polypeptides wrote:ah, ok. Thanks for the clarification!

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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby ceg7654 » July 18th, 2014, 7:21 pm

humanbeingofearth548 wrote:Since it's summer...YAY! STUDY TIME!
How do/would you study for Entomology? Like what do you usually focus on first? And then what would be least important to you...Soemthing like that..I'm trying to see how others study, abd see if their way would help me study...My way of studying isn't that good, so yeah.. :D


I think ID is the most important thing to study, because if you can do ID quickly but you don't know any of the other facts and such, you can still get by on efficiently using your field guide and cheat sheet. (That may or may not have been what happened to me at Invitationals hehe... I don't think I knew any of the non-ID questions and I still got third because I had so much time after doing the ID questions quickly to look through my notes and guide. I don't advise doing this though of course, but if you're really pressed for time, just learn ID as well as you can.) To study ID I suggest either doing the picture test on here over and over again, or(this is more effective but more boring and more time consuming) you can do what I did: go through each order and family and handwrite characteristics, draw body shapes, record certain patterns in colors, shapes, body position, etc. that you see. You can either look pictures up online or use your field guide. It's crucial to handwrite them for all(yes, ALL) 130 orders and families, it really helps you memorize them. Especially since the traits you write down are ones that YOU yourself notice easily.
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby SOnerd » July 19th, 2014, 8:55 am

ceg7654 wrote:
humanbeingofearth548 wrote:Since it's summer...YAY! STUDY TIME!
How do/would you study for Entomology? Like what do you usually focus on first? And then what would be least important to you...Soemthing like that..I'm trying to see how others study, abd see if their way would help me study...My way of studying isn't that good, so yeah.. :D


I think ID is the most important thing to study, because if you can do ID quickly but you don't know any of the other facts and such, you can still get by on efficiently using your field guide and cheat sheet. (That may or may not have been what happened to me at Invitationals hehe... I don't think I knew any of the non-ID questions and I still got third because I had so much time after doing the ID questions quickly to look through my notes and guide. I don't advise doing this though of course, but if you're really pressed for time, just learn ID as well as you can.) To study ID I suggest either doing the picture test on here over and over again, or(this is more effective but more boring and more time consuming) you can do what I did: go through each order and family and handwrite characteristics, draw body shapes, record certain patterns in colors, shapes, body position, etc. that you see. You can either look pictures up online or use your field guide. It's crucial to handwrite them for all(yes, ALL) 130 orders and families, it really helps you memorize them. Especially since the traits you write down are ones that YOU yourself notice easily.

Woah, You handwrite all of them :o :lol:
I just typed them out, and that was basically my notes sheet. The tester is really really really really helpful. Eventually you don't even have to think anymore; you already know the answer.
I really hope they make a tester for fossils.
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby humanbeingofearth548 » July 19th, 2014, 11:06 am

True..and thank you ceg..for all those words of wisdom. :D
Hopefully, they make a tester for fossils..I'm going to need it..
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby ceg7654 » July 19th, 2014, 6:02 pm

humanbeingofearth548 wrote:True..and thank you ceg..for all those words of wisdom. :D
Hopefully, they make a tester for fossils..I'm going to need it..


You're welcome! :D

I'm so glad more Ento people other than me are doing Fossils next year. And if they don't get around to making a tester for it, I guess we'll just spam the Fossils Question Marathon. :lol:

(Does anyone else remember when someone I think on "Ask a question to the person below you" asked about what people meant when they said "they" without specifying who "they" was? I just realized we referred to "they" as the admins and people who make the testers(people or person? Does anyone else help with the tester other than balsa? I have no clue.)
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby SOnerd » July 19th, 2014, 6:28 pm

ceg7654 wrote:
True..and thank you ceg..for all those words of wisdom. :D
Hopefully, they make a tester for fossils..I'm going to need it..


You're welcome! :D

I'm so glad more Ento people other than me are doing Fossils next year. And if they don't get around to making a tester for it, I guess we'll just spam the Fossils Question Marathon. :lol:

(Does anyone else remember when someone I think on "Ask a question to the person below you" asked about what people meant when they said "they" without specifying who "they" was? I just realized we referred to "they" as the admins and people who make the testers(people or person? Does anyone else help with the tester other than balsa? I have no clue.)

So are any ento people doing fossils other than me, ceg, and humanbeingofearth548?
The same people seem to do the ID events :D
I bet there are a lot of people from Rocks doing it also.
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby humanbeingofearth548 » July 21st, 2014, 6:40 pm

I know a few of my friends that are going to do Fossils..and they're all in Entomology too! I don't know..maybe we just like ID events?
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby SOnerd » July 21st, 2014, 6:56 pm

humanbeingofearth548 wrote:I know a few of my friends that are going to do Fossils..and they're all in Entomology too! I don't know..maybe we just like ID events?

My future Fossils partner has done Rocks for 2 years.. There's definitely a correlation :D
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby Unome » July 24th, 2014, 11:19 am

SOnerd wrote:
humanbeingofearth548 wrote:I know a few of my friends that are going to do Fossils..and they're all in Entomology too! I don't know..maybe we just like ID events?

My future Fossils partner has done Rocks for 2 years.. There's definitely a correlation :D

Meh, I'll probably like Fossils, but I've never liked any of the other ID events.
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby humanbeingofearth548 » July 24th, 2014, 12:27 pm

I've heard...that the other ID events were (super) hard..But I knew the birds was hard...XD But I've never tried the tree one..or rocks and minerals..
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby SOnerd » July 25th, 2014, 2:08 pm

Do you guys know when the list will come out?
I've looked on soinc.com and I see the old list, but not the new one.
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