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Re: Fossils

Postby soobsession » May 17th, 2009, 8:24 am

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

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Re: Fossils

Postby gneissisnice » May 17th, 2009, 3:48 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.
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 » May 17th, 2009, 4:10 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 » May 18th, 2009, 9:22 am

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 » May 18th, 2009, 9:29 am

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 » June 7th, 2009, 2:05 pm

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

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Re: Fossils

Postby gneissisnice » June 7th, 2009, 3:05 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 » June 14th, 2009, 3:25 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 » June 14th, 2009, 3:29 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 » June 14th, 2009, 6:48 pm

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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