Llamastwaimzjf wrote:Oh ok. Thank you. When I took my binder for invitationals I had trouble with my notes, since I only had 3 minutes in each station my notes were unorganized which were no use. What are a few tips on how to write my notes?
Llamastwaimzjf wrote:Thank you, I've been having trouble with that. Are we allowed to have dividers to make my notes more organized?
Llamastwaimzjf wrote:Thanks. In what format did you write your binder of notes?
Llamastwaimzjf wrote:That's what I did. And when I went to invitationals I was thrown off by some of the questions. There were some questions asking about where do sedimentary rocks mostly form,etc. Can you think of any possible websites or guides,books that may help?
-Groundhog- wrote:I'm having trouble with identification (no surprise). How do you get really good at that? What do you practice with?
DoReMiFossil wrote:It's December and I haven't really studied yet oops, so this may be a dumb question. Are we expected to be able to definitively ID things based on picture alone or will there be cases where we'll need other identifying info in order to accurately ID?
Magikarpmaster629 wrote:-Groundhog- wrote:I'm having trouble with identification (no surprise). How do you get really good at that? What do you practice with?
Flashcards. Use multiple images of the same mineral/rock so you see the variability. Making your binder also helps. And if you can afford it, the R&M kit from Ward's Science https://www.wardsci.com/store/catalog/p ... 470223-058 will help you for competition since they usually have real specimens.
On an unrelated note, I have trouble differentiating diatomite and chalk. Anyone have advice?
Clematis wrote:Llamastwaimzjf wrote:Thanks. In what format did you write your binder of notes?
No problem! I have one page per mineral/rock with all the information that the rule sheet suggests with composition, streak, etc. and then in the front and back of the binder I have notes for additional stuff such as Bowman's Reaction Series. Each individual section is marked off by dividers for easier navigation.
RE02 wrote:I have a question for the quartz section. For the classification, is it "quartz" or "silica group"?
Also, when it tells us to get info on "crystal", what mineral is that, as the name is kind of vague?
animechicadee wrote:Does anyone know any good sites that tell you the properties of garnet and mica? I can't seem to find one and I need one quick, I've got an invitational in 9 days!
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