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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » March 31st, 2009, 4:21 pm

Yeah, I agree, it is possible. I would think (and hope) that this doesn't happen at the state and national level, and that these are just a few accidents at regionals. When I went to regionals, I brought my Topographic Map Symbols Sheet. When I got to the room to take the test, I found that that event supervisor had given everyone a slightly different version of the Symbols Sheet. I don't remember what it was, but it wasn't the official USGS one.

There was a question on the map drawing section which involved drawing some sort of water tank or something, I don't remember exactly what it was. I couldn't find it in the Symbols Sheet that I brought, but it was in the one that he gave us. This is a different situation then yours because the event supervisor did give us the symbol, it just took a little bit longer to find. I know that I would be angry if there was a symbol that needed to be drawn, and we didn't have the resources to draw it, so I really feel bad for you guys. I don't think that there's anything that you can do though, which makes it even worse.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by hbk.showstopper » March 31st, 2009, 5:40 pm

yea that happened to me too....hmph
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by 2win » March 31st, 2009, 6:51 pm

oh, ok thanks guys. i'll make sure to warn my partner that.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by bleachdog » April 1st, 2009, 11:33 am

hey guys did any of you make a topographic map yet?? if you did what did you have to do? :?:

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Re: Road Scholar

Post by 2win » April 1st, 2009, 12:48 pm

You are given a set of directions and a blank, lined map. They tell you to put a certain symbol at a certain place and you have to draw it on the blank map. Make sure to bring colored pencils, a USGS Map Keys sheet and tools to use.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by hbk.showstopper » April 1st, 2009, 5:21 pm

define tools :?: :?: :?:
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by 2win » April 1st, 2009, 5:29 pm

NUMBER 1!!!! A RULER!!! You will definately need a ruler.
2. a protractor
3. a compass (the thing to draw circles)
3. anything else you think you need to make a map.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by hbk.showstopper » April 1st, 2009, 5:49 pm

oh your usual average everyday type of equipment then? :?:
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by 2win » April 1st, 2009, 5:50 pm

Yes, if you mean geometry and Trig, yes. :D
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by hbk.showstopper » April 1st, 2009, 5:54 pm

so road scholar is more math-like than science :?: :?: :?:
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