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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: May 1st, 2016, 6:15 am
by Sciencegeekgirl
I'm currently reading Essentials of Oceanorgraphy 10the edition. If I read the entire book, would that be enough for Nationals?


Thanks in advance.
no
Then what other book should I read?

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: May 1st, 2016, 9:30 am
by windu34
I'm currently reading Essentials of Oceanorgraphy 10the edition. If I read the entire book, would that be enough for Nationals?


Thanks in advance.
no
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.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: May 1st, 2016, 2:42 pm
by azuritemalachite
no
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!

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: May 12th, 2016, 2:17 pm
by SenseiSushi
I'm currently reading Essentials of Oceanorgraphy 10the edition. If I read the entire book, would that be enough for Nationals?


Thanks in advance.
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.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: May 29th, 2016, 1:48 pm
by windu34
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?

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: May 30th, 2016, 8:31 am
by EastStroudsburg13
I did E/V in C and I don't expect there will be many major changes. They will probably add some new topics, just to keep the event fresh, interesting, and challenging, but the old rules will likely be a good starting point.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: June 19th, 2016, 9:14 pm
by DarkZephyr
Does anyone know whether Dynamic Planet E/V for 2016-2017 will be one or four notesheets? It seems that the change from one to four notesheets came after E/V was last ran as a topic, but I don't know whether four notesheets is now the universal policy for DP regardless of the topic or whether E/V will be the only topic to remain at one notesheet.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: June 20th, 2016, 7:41 am
by windu34
Does anyone know whether Dynamic Planet E/V for 2016-2017 will be one or four notesheets? It seems that the change from one to four notesheets came after E/V was last ran as a topic, but I don't know whether four notesheets is now the universal policy for DP regardless of the topic or whether E/V will be the only topic to remain at one notesheet.
I am assuming it will be four because the information seems to be equivalent or greater than that of oceanography, but the fact that only one sheet was allowed the last time E/V was run makes me apprehensive. I have already started mine and I'm over half way finished with the first draft and It would be tough to be thoroughly prepared with only one sheet granted you could just memorize a lot of it

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: June 20th, 2016, 4:35 pm
by EastStroudsburg13
Does anyone know whether Dynamic Planet E/V for 2016-2017 will be one or four notesheets? It seems that the change from one to four notesheets came after E/V was last ran as a topic, but I don't know whether four notesheets is now the universal policy for DP regardless of the topic or whether E/V will be the only topic to remain at one notesheet.
I am assuming it will be four because the information seems to be equivalent or greater than that of oceanography, but the fact that only one sheet was allowed the last time E/V was run makes me apprehensive. I have already started mine and I'm over half way finished with the first draft and It would be tough to be thoroughly prepared with only one sheet granted you could just memorize a lot of it
Back in my day we only got one notesheet for Oceanography, so you might end up getting four for E/V as well. You kids have it so easy. :roll:

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: June 20th, 2016, 5:12 pm
by John Richardsim
Does anyone know whether Dynamic Planet E/V for 2016-2017 will be one or four notesheets? It seems that the change from one to four notesheets came after E/V was last ran as a topic, but I don't know whether four notesheets is now the universal policy for DP regardless of the topic or whether E/V will be the only topic to remain at one notesheet.
I am assuming it will be four because the information seems to be equivalent or greater than that of oceanography, but the fact that only one sheet was allowed the last time E/V was run makes me apprehensive. I have already started mine and I'm over half way finished with the first draft and It would be tough to be thoroughly prepared with only one sheet granted you could just memorize a lot of it
Back in my day we only got one notesheet for Oceanography, so you might end up getting four for E/V as well. You kids have it so easy. :roll:
Yeah, from the looks of it, it will most likely continue being 4. There seems to have been a push sometime in the past to allow for more reference materials in events (East, didn't you also do Disease back when it didn't allow a cheat sheet?)