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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby calvin102111 » June 24th, 2016, 6:01 pm

East is oooooooooooold jk don't ban me Also, In your opinion, was Oceanography or E/V easier?
I did dynamic planet/oceanography this year; it was really easy and I did pretty well. I think it's because I crammed a lot of info into the 4 sheets we got for notes (by the way, the font Calibri [bold] in font size 8 on google docs worked best for me).
Font size 4 fan here! I use regular Calibri on powerpoint because I found it to be the most readable at small font sizes. Plus condensing from the get-go allows me to only fill up one or two sheets, which is easier to look through when we need to find stuff quickly.
Personally, I've been using Arial Narrow on font size 6. It's pretty hard to see in all fairness, but you can cram a lot of information in to a pretty small area.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Person » June 24th, 2016, 6:33 pm

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Postby windu34 » June 24th, 2016, 7:54 pm

I use Garamond size 4 - mostly because it was recommended to me by a veteran teammate, but I find that I do like it
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby texas » June 24th, 2016, 8:12 pm

The thing is, I wanted something that was readable and small, and Calibri Bold 8 was both of those. Also, Google Docs doesn't have font sizes smaller than 8 :( .
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Postby ampy1234567 » June 25th, 2016, 7:49 am

Uh do you mean 6?
We use Arial Narrow 6 too
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby texas » June 25th, 2016, 8:45 am

Uh do you mean 6?
We use Arial Narrow 6 too
Actually yes, my mistake, google docs does have 6, but my partner finds it hard to read.
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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » June 26th, 2016, 7:39 am

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?)
Yep, in 8th grade I medaled at states in Disease, but cheat sheets weren't allowed.
East is oooooooooooold jk don't ban me Also, In your opinion, was Oceanography or E/V easier?
I personally did better in Oceanography because it was in B, whereas E/V was in my first two C years. I think having 4 sheets available will make E/V easier, because it's the sort of event where diagrams and maps are incredibly helpful. However, it will also be easier for everyone else, so it may be harder to medal. There's a give and take there.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby texas » June 26th, 2016, 8:34 am

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?)
Yep, in 8th grade I medaled at states in Disease, but cheat sheets weren't allowed.
East is oooooooooooold jk don't ban me Also, In your opinion, was Oceanography or E/V easier?
I personally did better in Oceanography because it was in B, whereas E/V was in my first two C years. I think having 4 sheets available will make E/V easier, because it's the sort of event where diagrams and maps are incredibly helpful. However, it will also be easier for everyone else, so it may be harder to medal. There's a give and take there.
I hope it's still going to be 4 sheets for E/V (aka Tectonics) next year.

I've never done E/V in Dynamic Planet, but I have done oceanography, and it's pretty easy, especially because we got 4 sheets of notes.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby jaguarhunter » June 27th, 2016, 6:42 pm

I know that many people found the Oceanography books by Trujillo and by Garrison to be particularly helpful for studying and review. Are there any books on Tectonics to start out with that are similar in detail? Thanks!

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby amydata123 » July 1st, 2016, 5:42 pm

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
How do you already know the subcategories to put in the notes :shock: ? The wiki page from E/V is not even updated. I'd like to get started right now too, but idk what to base it off of :cry:
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