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Re: Road Scholar

Post by starpug » January 14th, 2009, 6:10 pm

Yeah we get map drawing, that was what sunk us cause we did the map in like 5 minutes, it was insane.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by binary010101 » January 15th, 2009, 2:49 pm

Did they want you to draw contour lines, or features like lakes, rivers, and buildings?
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » January 15th, 2009, 7:04 pm

For me in the past it has been features such as: Lakes, schools, railroads etc.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by starpug » January 15th, 2009, 9:44 pm

both we had to do everything :|
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by robotman » January 16th, 2009, 4:46 am

most of the time for me its the lakes roads schools orchards cemetaries
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by cooltiger » January 16th, 2009, 12:40 pm

Please help me, I am pretty much a beginer to road scholar and it's pretty hard to understand everything. I have found that the best way to learn is take a practice test and learn it as you go along. But if there is anyway sombody could give me everything I need to know about topo maps for the test that would be great.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by crazibanana_51 » January 16th, 2009, 2:30 pm

It's not very difficult to learn. If you have the booklet, that's all you need. This is my 2nd year doing Road Scholar and I know everything there is(in my opinion).
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » January 16th, 2009, 3:54 pm

crazibanana_51 wrote:It's not very difficult to learn. If you have the booklet, that's all you need. This is my 2nd year doing Road Scholar and I know everything there is(in my opinion).
I agree with the second sentence, not so much the 1st. I'll ignore the 3rd. The booklet is really really helpful. This booklet I believe is called The Coaches manual to Road Scholar and it can be found in the soinc.org store. The booklet has everything that you will need to know including: azimuths, bearings, stream gradient, slope gradient, determining mileage, profiling etc. It's great for the competition also because it has everything you need in one source.

Obviously, it takes time to go through the book, as I think there are 13 lessons. Afterward though, I think it's a great idea to take practice tests, and lots of them.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by starpug » January 16th, 2009, 4:29 pm

Yep It's very hard to learn the material unless you have the book or have a very knowledgeable coach, luckily last year we had both :P
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by crazibanana_51 » January 16th, 2009, 5:03 pm

I agree with that. This year and last year, I've had a very good coach which made it sooo much easier to learn. Without her, I don't think I would be as good as I am now.
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