Geologic Mapping C

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Geologic Mapping C

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Re: Geologic Mapping C

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » August 28th, 2013, 7:55 pm

I'm personally really excited for this event. Even though I don't get to participate in it, I would definitely be interested in it if I were still in high school. Even though it replaced one of my favorite events, Remote Sensing, I'm still looking forward to what this event will bring as an official national event. :)
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Re: Geologic Mapping C

Postby Mathdino » August 28th, 2013, 7:57 pm

Nah, this is better than RS. More trig, less tech, and a cooler topic. Anyone know if there are any major changes from when it was a trial event?
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Re: Geologic Mapping C

Postby syo_astro » August 28th, 2013, 8:14 pm

Nah, this is better than RS. More trig, less tech, and a cooler topic. Anyone know if there are any major changes from when it was a trial event?
I'm personally just hoping they've made the topic more focused than the past. The thing I've always found annoying was how general it seemed to get. But hey, maybe third year's the charm for finallyyyyy somewhat understanding it.
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Re: Geologic Mapping C

Postby balsa » September 2nd, 2013, 10:39 pm

Nah, this is better than RS. More trig, less tech, and a cooler topic. Anyone know if there are any major changes from when it was a trial event?
I'm personally just hoping they've made the topic more focused than the past. The thing I've always found annoying was how general it seemed to get. But hey, maybe third year's the charm for finallyyyyy somewhat understanding it.
I agree with syo_astro, the rules for this event where always vague; test writers had pretty much no limit on what they could include. Hopefully that's revised / more well defined this year!
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Re: Geologic Mapping C

Postby Crazy Puny Man » September 13th, 2013, 9:32 pm

Nah, this is better than RS. More trig, less tech, and a cooler topic. Anyone know if there are any major changes from when it was a trial event?
I'm personally just hoping they've made the topic more focused than the past. The thing I've always found annoying was how general it seemed to get. But hey, maybe third year's the charm for finallyyyyy somewhat understanding it.
I agree with syo_astro, the rules for this event where always vague; test writers had pretty much no limit on what they could include. Hopefully that's revised / more well defined this year!
Did you get the rules yet? The event still seems to be rather broad.

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Postby syo_astro » September 13th, 2013, 9:42 pm

Agreed with Crazy Puny Man. Arghh, guess we'll just have to deal with it this year. But eh, live and learn.
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Re: Geologic Mapping C

Postby sivertongue » October 20th, 2013, 5:37 pm

I am so happy this replaced RS. I was given RS 3 weeks before states, after our regional competition and it was really difficult to figure out what we needed to know. Hopefully this will be a lot less broad and more focused.

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Re: Geologic Mapping C

Postby syo_astro » October 20th, 2013, 6:12 pm

I am so happy this replaced RS. I was given RS 3 weeks before states, after our regional competition and it was really difficult to figure out what we needed to know. Hopefully this will be a lot less broad and more focused.
If you checked the rules...it sort of is, sort of isn't. The concepts of mapping are fairly specific, but there are general geology questions they can ask to broaden it, and sometimes just getting really random maps can throw you off. At least, that's what I've seen.
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Re: Geologic Mapping C

Postby mnstrviola » November 3rd, 2013, 11:20 pm

Does anyone have any ideas on where to buy an "equal projection stereonet"? I suppose it's possible to make this at home but I'd rather not :?


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