Remote Sensing C

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby hearthstone224 » January 29th, 2017, 6:54 pm

Correction, it was 42/70. That's even worse!

But I'm telling you, the test was quite hard. Some of it was right off the wiki which was quite funny.
End of freshman season. Good luck to everyone! No state for us, but nevertheless great season. Regional was out of 12 teams. (CLC)

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RSensing -> First at regionals
Towers-> Third at regionals.

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby maxxxxx » January 29th, 2017, 7:21 pm

Correction, it was 42/70. That's even worse!

But I'm telling you, the test was quite hard. Some of it was right off the wiki which was quite funny.
Some events are just like that. At Islip my 1st place in Invasive(the test wasn't even that hard) was a lower percentage than my 14th place in Disease.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby Clematis » February 2nd, 2017, 6:58 pm

Correction, it was 42/70. That's even worse!

But I'm telling you, the test was quite hard. Some of it was right off the wiki which was quite funny.
Some events are just like that. At Islip my 1st place in Invasive(the test wasn't even that hard) was a lower percentage than my 14th place in Disease.
I've found all the remote sensing tests I've taken to be really hard compared to my other events. In terms of school grades, they would all fail. Have any of you ever earned a passing grade (65%) or higher on a Remote Sensing test?
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby jonboyage » February 2nd, 2017, 7:25 pm

Correction, it was 42/70. That's even worse!

But I'm telling you, the test was quite hard. Some of it was right off the wiki which was quite funny.
Some events are just like that. At Islip my 1st place in Invasive(the test wasn't even that hard) was a lower percentage than my 14th place in Disease.
I've found all the remote sensing tests I've taken to be really hard compared to my other events. In terms of school grades, they would all fail. Have any of you ever earned a passing grade (65%) or higher on a Remote Sensing test?
I have only ever done it twice/three times at invitationals but it is indeed difficult with all of the possible information that you can be tested on, all of which you either have to memorize/learn or stick it somewhere on your cheat sheets. This tends to make the text really small and sometimes hard to find.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby hearthstone224 » February 3rd, 2017, 7:44 am

Yeah, I realize sometimes they ask you things that are really hard to know, like for example they could ask you about which bands on a certain sensor test NIR wavelength. The only way to get that right would be to have all the bands laid out, and that's not going to happen for every satellite.
End of freshman season. Good luck to everyone! No state for us, but nevertheless great season. Regional was out of 12 teams. (CLC)

Mat Sci-> Second at regionals
RSensing -> First at regionals
Towers-> Third at regionals.

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby zyzzyva980 » February 3rd, 2017, 3:09 pm

Yeah, I realize sometimes they ask you things that are really hard to know, like for example they could ask you about which bands on a certain sensor test NIR wavelength. The only way to get that right would be to have all the bands laid out, and that's not going to happen for every satellite.
I haven't taken a close look at the rules this year, but unless that's a specific satellite they're emphasizing this year, that's just a bad question. I know I'd never include that on my tests. Your focus when studying shouldn't be on hyper-specific, esoteric details. Because remote sensing is such a unique process, your goal when studying for this event should be to amass a solid foundation of understanding the process, and a good test should have you build off that foundation and apply what you know in new and different real-world scenarios.

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby Unome » February 3rd, 2017, 3:28 pm

hyper-specific, esoteric details.
cough MIT cough (the satellite, exact altitude of the satellite, and swath width of ASTER?)
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby windu34 » February 3rd, 2017, 8:24 pm

Does anyone have a reliable souce for types of orbits? There are lots of conflicting sources and some use Geo-synchronous and Geo-stationary synonymously
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby zyzzyva980 » February 4th, 2017, 11:12 am

hyper-specific, esoteric details.
cough MIT cough (the satellite, exact altitude of the satellite, and swath width of ASTER?)
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby hearthstone224 » February 5th, 2017, 5:25 pm

Yeah, I realize sometimes they ask you things that are really hard to know, like for example they could ask you about which bands on a certain sensor test NIR wavelength. The only way to get that right would be to have all the bands laid out, and that's not going to happen for every satellite.
I haven't taken a close look at the rules this year, but unless that's a specific satellite they're emphasizing this year, that's just a bad question. I know I'd never include that on my tests. Your focus when studying shouldn't be on hyper-specific, esoteric details. Because remote sensing is such a unique process, your goal when studying for this event should be to amass a solid foundation of understanding the process, and a good test should have you build off that foundation and apply what you know in new and different real-world scenarios.

Anyway, if you ever take one of my tests, don't worry about rote memorization ;)
I'm just curious as to what you mean when you say understanding a solid foundation. I've kind of been studying by looking at the rules and googling each subject, and also doing practice tests. Is this good enough? Surprisingly it was enough to win an invitational- but I think the test at regionals will be better structured.

Some of the questions on the invitational test was straight off a test I did on the wiki. That might've been why I did so well.
End of freshman season. Good luck to everyone! No state for us, but nevertheless great season. Regional was out of 12 teams. (CLC)

Mat Sci-> Second at regionals
RSensing -> First at regionals
Towers-> Third at regionals.


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