Dynamic Planet B/C

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Roadrunner » April 17th, 2016, 3:26 pm

Hi, can somebody please give me a list of formulas or their cheat sheets for division C 2016 Dynamic Planet?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby bhavjain » April 18th, 2016, 7:48 am

If they ask us what this is a picture of, do we put Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain or just Emperor seamount chain?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Em ... mounts.jpg
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Unome » April 18th, 2016, 2:24 pm

If they ask us what this is a picture of, do we put Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain or just Emperor seamount chain?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Em ... mounts.jpg
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Ideally, you should raise your hand and ask the event supervisor whether the question is referring to the northwestern part or the entire chain. However, it's likely that this won't work, (e.g. the test is in stations and going very fast, the proctor knows nothing about the test, etc.) in which case you should take your best guess based on the commonality of the two names and your judgement of the event supervisor (for example, if one name is much more recent and your ES has been studying oceanography for many decades, I would put the older name).
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Sciencegeekgirl » April 30th, 2016, 5:34 pm

I'm currently reading Essentials of Oceanorgraphy 10the edition. If I read the entire book, would that be enough for Nationals?


Thanks in advance.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby windu34 » April 30th, 2016, 6:24 pm

I'm currently reading Essentials of Oceanorgraphy 10the edition. If I read the entire book, would that be enough for Nationals?


Thanks in advance.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Sciencegeekgirl » May 1st, 2016, 6:15 am

I'm currently reading Essentials of Oceanorgraphy 10the edition. If I read the entire book, would that be enough for Nationals?


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Then what other book should I read?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby windu34 » May 1st, 2016, 9:30 am

I'm currently reading Essentials of Oceanorgraphy 10the edition. If I read the entire book, would that be enough for Nationals?


Thanks in advance.
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Then what other book should I read?
You cant just read a couple textbooks and expect to do well at nat. Its just not that easy. Taking tons of practice tests and doing test corrections and refining your cheat sheet over and over again discovering new topics to focus on is imo the best way.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby azuritemalachite » May 1st, 2016, 2:42 pm

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Then what other book should I read?
You can't just read a couple textbooks and expect to do well at nat. It's just not that easy. Taking tons of practice tests and doing test corrections and refining your cheat sheet over and over again discovering new topics to focus on is imo the best way.
Taking many practice tests is a good idea since there's always something to learn a little bit more about. Reading textbooks is fine for the beginning of the year to learn new concepts, but at this stage, it's probably too late if you don't know the concepts well. Though, I'm not saying reading a textbook is bad; it's a great resource and great for review. Work well and good luck!
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby SenseiSushi » May 12th, 2016, 2:17 pm

I'm currently reading Essentials of Oceanorgraphy 10the edition. If I read the entire book, would that be enough for Nationals?


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In my experience nothing is "enough" for nationals. There is always more to study. Although that book is a good start, try to diversify your study material with videos, websites, and the Soinc CD's.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby windu34 » May 29th, 2016, 1:48 pm

I have the rules for Dynamic Planet back from when the topic was Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Does anyone more experienced/knowledgable than I know/have an idea how much the topics within Earthquakes and Volcanoes will change, if at all?
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