I did! It was well done, I think. I felt that the difficulty and range of questions were nicely challenging.Anybody on here take the SE PA geomapping exam? I'm interested in your feedback.
I did! It was well done, I think. I felt that the difficulty and range of questions were nicely challenging.Anybody on here take the SE PA geomapping exam? I'm interested in your feedback.
Anybody on here take the SE PA geomapping exam? I'm interested in your feedback.
It's hard to explain via text, but I'll try.I was looking at the Yale Invitational, and I couldn't figure out how to solve a few questions.
Can anyone help me/give a few pointers?
Here are the questions:
1. A bed dips at an angle of 35 degrees east. The surface of the ground is level, and
the distance between the upper and lower contacts of the bed measured at right
angles to strike is 200 feet. Find the thickness of the bed. Draw a diagram and show
all work.
2. Along a railroad cut, a bed has an apparent dip of 35 degrees in a direction of
N30W. The bed strikes N50E. Using the trig solution technique, find the true dip.
Show all work.
I believe I just don't understand how to APPLY the concepts well enough to solve these questions!
I understand what dip and strike are- but my application of those two concepts is limited to simple problems, nothing like this!
Furthermore, does anyone have any tips on resources for learning stereonet techniques? I looked up some YouTube videos but they were rather confusing, to say the least.
As I have a week of vacation from classes, I believe this will be my last chance to have a serious study session, so if anyone can recommend any overall good sites for representative geological mapping (essentially the topographical map interpretation, profiling, FINDING FLOODING RISK (how do I do this?! are the places that are most vulnerable just the ones with lowest contour interval?), contour interval drawing, and stereonet technique, that would be sweet! For some reason, geology and abstract/memorization for the non-representative sections of GeoMapping come easy for me, but I just can't seem to study well for the representative parts- so I'm looking for more resources that are intuitive or simply interpretative in ANY WAY.
Help is GRATEFULLY appreciated, especially with state competitions coming up!
Thanks!
I would strongly recommend tabbing the sides and color coding can also be useful in moderation. With our binder, I have general topics marked. In competition, if I'm looking for info on faults, I can flip to the section on geologic structures and from there find my specific notes. It's more of being familiar with your own organizational style than anything elseSo a question related less on content and more on the binder... How does everyone organize theirs? We are having trouble finding information quickly if we don't know it and we can't seem to find a way to organize it all easily...
In response to the second question, there is quite a lengthy derivation, but it all boils down to this formula:I was looking at the Yale Invitational, and I couldn't figure out how to solve a few questions.
Can anyone help me/give a few pointers?
Here are the questions:
1. A bed dips at an angle of 35 degrees east. The surface of the ground is level, and
the distance between the upper and lower contacts of the bed measured at right
angles to strike is 200 feet. Find the thickness of the bed. Draw a diagram and show
all work.
2. Along a railroad cut, a bed has an apparent dip of 35 degrees in a direction of
N30W. The bed strikes N50E. Using the trig solution technique, find the true dip.
Show all work.
I believe I just don't understand how to APPLY the concepts well enough to solve these questions!
I understand what dip and strike are- but my application of those two concepts is limited to simple problems, nothing like this!
Furthermore, does anyone have any tips on resources for learning stereonet techniques? I looked up some YouTube videos but they were rather confusing, to say the least.
As I have a week of vacation from classes, I believe this will be my last chance to have a serious study session, so if anyone can recommend any overall good sites for representative geological mapping (essentially the topographical map interpretation, profiling, FINDING FLOODING RISK (how do I do this?! are the places that are most vulnerable just the ones with lowest contour interval?), contour interval drawing, and stereonet technique, that would be sweet! For some reason, geology and abstract/memorization for the non-representative sections of GeoMapping come easy for me, but I just can't seem to study well for the representative parts- so I'm looking for more resources that are intuitive or simply interpretative in ANY WAY.
Help is GRATEFULLY appreciated, especially with state competitions coming up!
Thanks!
Do you know of http://www.soinc.org/trial_events? On that website there's a link to two practice tests (they're fairly similar). I will be honest in saying I've found many tests different from those, but there's some similarities I guess. If you mean others, I think there's maybe another one or two online somewhere. The issue is you may know that lots of invites don't want people putting up tests online and whatnot...and then seems like not many either understand the event enough or want to make a test to put up on the test exchange XD.Hello!
Im' wondering whether has any links to GeoMap tests, (or something that comes relatively close) I cant find any on the test exchange.
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