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Re: Fossils

Postby soobsession » Sun May 17, 2009 3:24 pm

also, for those of you who went, how was the fossils test at nats?

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Re: Fossils

Postby gneissisnice » Sun May 17, 2009 10:48 pm

It was ridiculous. And I mean literally ridiculous, like absurd.
It was 10 stations at 6 minutes each with a lot of questions and a ton of samples, and there were classification questions that werent even on the list, like different groups of echinoderms (one was like holothoidea or something like that).
To show how hard it was, I actually left about 3 or 4 of the stations half done, and i still got 5th. It did manage to crush my spirit though.

This was C division by the way, I heard that B was on the ridiculously easy side of the spectrum.
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Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Fossils

Postby blufoster6 » Sun May 17, 2009 11:10 pm

Division B was crazy easy!!!! You didn't have to write a single word!! It was all multiple choice and most of it was just identification.
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Re: Fossils

Postby soobsession » Mon May 18, 2009 4:22 pm

wow. that (the div. b one) sounds a lot like my states test. mad easy, all iding. whats a holothoidea? oh..an echinoderm...weird :| at least the proctors were nice and gave you 6 minutes...but a lot of specimen. well hey, 5th isnt all that bad, especially at the national level :)

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Re: Fossils

Postby soobsession » Mon May 18, 2009 4:29 pm

oh, and does anyone know if a draft fossils list is going to come out this summer? and if so, when?
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Re: Fossils

Postby soobsession » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:05 pm

geez. no ones posted here in forever. what? no ones interested in fossils anymore? :shock:

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Re: Fossils

Postby gneissisnice » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:05 pm

I still <3 fossils. Im just waiting for more people to comment on the C test. But sadly, no one has.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Fossils

Postby kp9ssa » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:25 pm

the fossils test in division B must have been easy if it was mult. choice
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1st- Anatomy
4th- Dynamic Planet
2nd- Water Quality
2nd- Write it Do it

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Re: Fossils

Postby soobsession » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:29 pm

well, its stations and you dont get that much time, so its usually multiple choice. my state test was multiple choice too.

and it sometimes isnt that easy especially if you didnt study or something cuz there are so many...i always got stuck on all the different brachiopods :| :roll:

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Re: Fossils

Postby gneissisnice » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:48 am

And sometimes in a multiple choice test, you'll get a test writer who accidentally confuses terms like Carbonization with Carbon Imprinting, and then the correct answer isnt on the test. Or petrification with petrifaction, though those might actually be the same thing, I never really did learn the difference.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Fossils

Postby blufoster6 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:31 pm

gneissisnice wrote:And sometimes in a multiple choice test, you'll get a test writer who accidentally confuses terms like Carbonization with Carbon Imprinting, and then the correct answer isnt on the test. Or petrification with petrifaction, though those might actually be the same thing, I never really did learn the difference.


I think they are the same thing.
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Re: Fossils

Postby gneissisnice » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:58 pm

I never was sure about that, I always heard conflicting answers. I think I'll go look it up right now.
Ok, they appear to be the same thing. Thanks, Google!
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Fossils

Postby karatekid44 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:11 pm

i thought petrifacation dealt with petrified wood
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Re: Fossils

Postby soobsession » Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:24 pm

petrification and petrifaction are the same thing...

at least thats what i always thought

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Re: Fossils

Postby karatekid44 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:39 pm

i always though that the two words meant the same thing just another stupid rule in the English language
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