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Re: Road Scholar

Post by Jocool » March 12th, 2009, 5:38 pm

you dont know what to know? bad event habit. :lol:
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by catapult champion » March 13th, 2009, 9:12 am

how do u read a magnetic declination graph on a map
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by Mr. Cool » March 13th, 2009, 2:40 pm

At the bottom of the map, you will see a thing that looks like three arrows. One is straight up, which is true North. The other two are labeled GN an MN. Look at the one labeled MN (Magnetic North) and read the degrees. Ex: 2 degrees. This means that Magnetic North would be 2 degrees off from true North.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » March 14th, 2009, 11:37 am

Usually. Occasionally, there is no GN line, there are only two. Really though, you're right Mr. Cool. You just need to look at the number of degrees next to the Magnetic North line.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by catapult champion » March 15th, 2009, 6:50 pm

i got owned when i did road scholar at state yesterday
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by catapult champion » March 16th, 2009, 2:27 pm

i just want to tell people doing this event YOU MUST DIVIDE THE TEST BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR PARTNER , YOU WILL NOT FINISH IF YOU DONT
i made this mistake because i did not trust my event partner on her own because she had never done road scholar before and it hurt us terribly
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » March 16th, 2009, 3:06 pm

Yeah, I'd agree with that. I reccomend dividing it this way: Person one does the map drawing and the highway map and person two does the quadrangle. The map drawing and the highway both take a little bit less time that the quadrangle, so the two added together usually take the same amount of time as just the quadrangle.

If I ever have any sort of question on anything though, I ask my partner. Even though we're doing different sections, two brains trying to figure something out is always better than one. Just make sure that you plan out how you divide it before the competiton. Deciding in the competition will just waste time.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by Mr. Cool » March 17th, 2009, 11:21 am

My partner and I are both beasts and we've been able to finish tests from past National tournaments without dividing it up. The key is to only read one or two sentences before the question so you know where and what you are looking for. Who cares about the rest of the story?
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by gandhiji » March 17th, 2009, 12:27 pm

Mr. Cool wrote:My partner and I are both beasts and we've been able to finish tests from past National tournaments without dividing it up. The key is to only read one or two sentences before the question so you know where and what you are looking for. Who cares about the rest of the story?
yea my partner and i finished the 2001 National test by working together...i think for us its better to work together than apart

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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » March 17th, 2009, 1:42 pm

Mr. Cool wrote:My partner and I are both beasts and we've been able to finish tests from past National tournaments without dividing it up. The key is to only read one or two sentences before the question so you know where and what you are looking for. Who cares about the rest of the story?
Okay...that's nice that you and your partner are beasts. The way I was explaining it was for the type of test that I have at my regionals and states. The three sections are completely seperate. Maybe I should've said that. Yes, if you are reading a test in story format, it wouldn't make any sense. In fact it probably wouldn't even be possible to split up.

About reading the test or not, I think that we already established that it's probably a good idea to either skim the story, or to read back only if you need to.
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