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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:52 pm

Strawberri19 wrote:Hey, so I just had some questions and I'm wondering if anyone could answer them for me:

1) Are we allowed to highlight the addition book we're bringing to competition along with the binder? Are we allowed to annotate? What about highlighting?
2) Can I label the tabs, or is there like a word limit on the tabs?

Does anybody have any advice on how they organize the information in their additional book? Any recommendations would be great, thanks! :D

...Don't use field guide. You have no time. That is all. :P At this point (Nats is approaching), you should be memorizing most of the info.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby coprolite_dipstick » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:16 am

Strawberri19 wrote: Does anybody have any advice on how they organize the information in their additional book? Any recommendations would be great, thanks! :D

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:...Don't use field guide. You have no time. That is all. :P At this point (Nats is approaching), you should be memorizing most of the info.


Definitely be able to memorize most of the info you think you'll need to know, but if it's absolutely necessary for you to use your book, have either you or your partner be in charge of the book and the other in charge of the binder. That way you don't need to worry as much about who's doing what.

Recommendation: Have a copy of the Fossils list in your binder and write all over it. Time periods, common names, anything you think you might have to know for the competition that you don't have in your brain already. For things that you don't know, make sure you have easy access to them, preferably near the front of your binder. I ended up color-coding mine and everything.. really, whatever works for you, as long as you can get to it quickly.
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Foss: 3/1/8/4/1
Green Gen: 2/1/4/1/7
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby varunscs11 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:18 pm

We just have these things called "life sheets" which literally have everything. Our school's had them for a really long time now but they are good. I just write all over them in pretty colors and it works really well
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby coprolite_dipstick » Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:39 am

varunscs11 wrote:We just have these things called "life sheets" which literally have everything. Our school's had them for a really long time now but they are good. I just write all over them in pretty colors and it works really well


Honestly... I just tried to memorize my whole binder :lol:
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Unome » Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:08 pm

coprolite_dipstick wrote:
varunscs11 wrote:We just have these things called "life sheets" which literally have everything. Our school's had them for a really long time now but they are good. I just write all over them in pretty colors and it works really well


Honestly... I just tried to memorize my whole binder :lol:

:lol: Looks like I'm the only one not memorizing stuff.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby coprolite_dipstick » Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:58 pm

Unome wrote:
coprolite_dipstick wrote:
varunscs11 wrote:We just have these things called "life sheets" which literally have everything. Our school's had them for a really long time now but they are good. I just write all over them in pretty colors and it works really well


Honestly... I just tried to memorize my whole binder :lol:

:lol: Looks like I'm the only one not memorizing stuff.


It's kind of hard to do the event otherwise... unless you have a partner that memorizes everything :mrgreen:
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Unome » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:36 pm

coprolite_dipstick wrote:
Unome wrote:
coprolite_dipstick wrote:
Honestly... I just tried to memorize my whole binder :lol:

:lol: Looks like I'm the only one not memorizing stuff.


It's kind of hard to do the event otherwise... unless you have a partner that memorizes everything :mrgreen:

Mostly I look it up; it's worked fine for me even in very long tests. I tend to memorize while making the binder rather than outside of it.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby SOnerd » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:51 pm

I'm working on Dinos right now. I've been finding a lot of stuff about groups not explicitly mentioned on the list, such as theropods and sauropods. Since these groups are not mentioned on the official list, are they still something that I would need to put in my notes?
If so, what are some other groups like these (for dinos)?
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Postby coprolite_dipstick » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:46 pm

SOnerd wrote:I'm working on Dinos right now. I've been finding a lot of stuff about groups not explicitly mentioned on the list, such as theropods and sauropods. Since these groups are not mentioned on the official list, are they still something that I would need to put in my notes?
If so, what are some other groups like these (for dinos)?


Technically it's not on the list, so you don't have to know it, but it's generally good to know some information about them just in case they ask. I've had experiences on both the state and regional tests where they asked questions about organisms that weren't explicitly mentioned on the official rules sheet. Honestly, it's good to have a general knowledge about everything — I'd recommend sticking some notes in the back of your binder just in case.
2016: CVMC/CV Invite/Mesa Robles/Reg/State
ExpD: 1/1/1/1/9
Foss: 3/1/8/4/1
Green Gen: 2/1/4/1/7
Met: 2/2/3/8/4
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:09 am

coprolite_dipstick wrote:
SOnerd wrote:I'm working on Dinos right now. I've been finding a lot of stuff about groups not explicitly mentioned on the list, such as theropods and sauropods. Since these groups are not mentioned on the official list, are they still something that I would need to put in my notes?
If so, what are some other groups like these (for dinos)?


Technically it's not on the list, so you don't have to know it, but it's generally good to know some information about them just in case they ask. I've had experiences on both the state and regional tests where they asked questions about organisms that weren't explicitly mentioned on the official rules sheet. Honestly, it's good to have a general knowledge about everything — I'd recommend sticking some notes in the back of your binder just in case.

A bunch of tests ask about ferns and stromatolites (not explicitly mentioned).

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby coprolite_dipstick » Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:31 am

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:A bunch of tests ask about ferns and stromatolites (not explicitly mentioned).


I was mostly referring to my Regional and State tests, which both involved a station or two about early humans, even though Species Neanderthalensis is the only one on the official fossils list. I personally haven't seen a whole lot of tests asking about ferns and stromatolites, but Phylum Pteridophyta is on the list, and I believe stromatolites is listed under 'Other'. I could see where you're coming from, though; I've gotten quite a few questions about gymnosperms and angiosperms on some of the practice tests I took before State.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:54 pm

5th at States (Fossils).
I blame Glossopteris.

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UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:I blame Glossopteris.


Glossopteris has feelings too! Why does it get blamed for everything? :cry:
-- fifth in state isn't that bad... you should have seen how bad I did at regionals...

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:09 pm

coprolite_dipstick wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:I blame Glossopteris.


Glossopteris has feelings too! Why does it get blamed for everything? :cry:
-- fifth in state isn't that bad... you should have seen how bad I did at regionals...

Glossopteris wrote: *le sad face*


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Haha, there was one station about glossopteris, and then the ES was just like "pencils down!"
Maybe I should just...
Glossopteris wrote: *le extinct fossil*

It has no feelings :P :P

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby coprolite_dipstick » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:11 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Haha, there was one station about glossopteris, and then the ES was just like "pencils down!"


Maybe the ES should become an extinct fossil.

Oops, how rude of me.

Apologies.
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