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Map Symbols

Post by wallsm12 » November 12th, 2013, 12:46 pm

Are we going to need to memorize every single page of map symbols? Because the Road Scholar Rules say that we can bring a map symbol sheet not all of them.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by zyzzyva980 » November 12th, 2013, 2:24 pm

No, you do not need to memorize the symbols. You should bring a USGS topographic symbols sheet (in actuality a packet of sheets) in your binder. You are allowed a binder, after all, in which you can put pretty much anything.

On the other hand, you should probably memorize the most common ones to save you time in the long run. But it's not a requirement to do well in the event.
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Post by wallsm12 » November 14th, 2013, 11:54 am

When you have to create your own map, is there an easy way to do it?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by zyzzyva980 » November 14th, 2013, 12:05 pm

We actually have a tutorial of that on our wiki. If you have your topographic symbols sheet, it should be a breeze. Just remember to draw to scale and keep your directions straight (but don't worry about it being completely perfect)
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Road Scholar B

Post by 19puppylover » November 21st, 2013, 11:20 am

Are there is sites that are good for Road Scholar? Also, can we bring a scientific calculator to the competition? :?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by awesome90220 » November 25th, 2013, 5:21 pm

19puppylover wrote:Are there is sites that are good for Road Scholar? Also, can we bring a scientific calculator to the competition? :?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by silentsage » November 25th, 2013, 5:31 pm

19puppylover wrote:Are there is sites that are good for Road Scholar? Also, can we bring a scientific calculator to the competition? :?
I actually used very few websites in my studying. To get a good understanding of geography the USGS is all you need, and I just looked on Wikipedia to learn PLSS and UTMs. The soinc.org page is fairly sparse, but if there's anything else you need to know, talk to whoever's done it at your school before, if possible. That's how I learned almost everything I know. And if you can't find it online, just bring your question here!
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Re: Road Scholar B Clarifications

Post by magtse » November 30th, 2013, 10:15 am

Hi,

1. I correct that each team is only allow to bring in

ONE ruler
ONE protractor
ONE calculator
ONE Binder
extra pencils/erasers.

So they need to share all tools?

2. May I also confirm that at the end of the event, the team is expected to fold the maps back into it's proper way or they may get points deducted? Is that counted as a part of the exam time?

Thanks,
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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by zyzzyva980 » November 30th, 2013, 10:21 am

1. Check to see if the wording in the rules is "Each participant may/each team member may" or "Each team may". Typically, each team member may bring in the supplies like rulers or protractors, so you can have two. I'm fairly certain you can only have one binder, however. Just read that section carefully and you shouldn't have a problem.

2. Depends on the proctor. I personally have never had that be part of the test, but our team still did that anyway. It's common courtesy. Just like in other events where the proctor provides materials, you should always clean up. Don't leave your station a mess. Better safe than sorry- and once you know how to fold it, it takes like ten seconds anyway.
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Re: Road Scholar B Clarifications

Post by audreyrose131 » December 12th, 2013, 4:51 pm

magtse wrote:Hi,

1. I correct that each team is only allow to bring in

ONE ruler
ONE protractor
ONE calculator
ONE Binder
extra pencils/erasers.

So they need to share all tools?

2. May I also confirm that at the end of the event, the team is expected to fold the maps back into it's proper way or they may get points deducted? Is that counted as a part of the exam time?

Thanks,
magtse :shock:
wait. so me and my partner can't each bring a binder?
cuz I totally thought we could:/

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