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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby syo_astro » Thu May 03, 2018 11:42 pm

Magikarpmaster629 wrote:Back in my Fossils and R&M days we used 5-inch binders, but none can compare to chalker's monster Crave the Wave binder he showed a picture of once that I couldn't find again.

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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby Unome » Thu May 03, 2018 11:52 pm

antoine_ego wrote:Darn, I feel inadequate with my .75in Astro and like 20 page Hover binders

In fairness, my Astro binder is only about 25 pages double-sided on this year's material, but the size is inflated because of sheet protectors and because I keep past years' DSO stuff in the back.

(chances are our Hovercraft team's binder is no more than a few pages)
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby 4Head » Fri May 04, 2018 2:16 am

Unome wrote:
antoine_ego wrote:Darn, I feel inadequate with my .75in Astro and like 20 page Hover binders

In fairness, my Astro binder is only about 25 pages double-sided on this year's material, but the size is inflated because of sheet protectors and because I keep past years' DSO stuff in the back.

(chances are our Hovercraft team's binder is no more than a few pages)

Why binders in astro? I cant think of any benefit theyd have over laptops.
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby Adi1008 » Fri May 04, 2018 2:25 am

4Head wrote:
Unome wrote:
antoine_ego wrote:Darn, I feel inadequate with my .75in Astro and like 20 page Hover binders

In fairness, my Astro binder is only about 25 pages double-sided on this year's material, but the size is inflated because of sheet protectors and because I keep past years' DSO stuff in the back.

(chances are our Hovercraft team's binder is no more than a few pages)

Why binders in astro? I cant think of any benefit theyd have over laptops.

Some people find binders easier to organize or are able to locate pages faster with a binder. Also, some states, like Georgia, don't allow laptops for Astronomy so I'd imagine teams from states like those would invest in having good binders
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby IvanGe » Fri May 04, 2018 2:37 am

Darn, my hover binder is honestly just the AP Physics Reference Table and a crap ton of MEMES
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby syo_astro » Fri May 04, 2018 2:45 am

Adi1008 wrote:
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Unome wrote:In fairness, my Astro binder is only about 25 pages double-sided on this year's material, but the size is inflated because of sheet protectors and because I keep past years' DSO stuff in the back.

(chances are our Hovercraft team's binder is no more than a few pages)

Why binders in astro? I cant think of any benefit theyd have over laptops.

Some people find binders easier to organize or are able to locate pages faster with a binder. Also, some states, like Georgia, don't allow laptops for Astronomy so I'd imagine teams from states like those would invest in having good binders


Indeed, I typically found it easier to use binders, though I never referred to my notes much in the actual event. It was my favorite event, so it was fun to just print a news article, stuff it in the binder, read it, and highlight it...I'm a bit weird maybe. I do know, though, that when I competed, whether it was with a 3" or a 5", nobody could navigate their laptop faster than I could with a binder (we actually timed this once). Don't get me wrong, it's definitely possible to use laptops with *equal* success, but having more information with worse organization is ultimately worse.
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby 4Head » Fri May 04, 2018 10:37 am

syo_astro wrote:
Adi1008 wrote:
4Head wrote:Why binders in astro? I cant think of any benefit theyd have over laptops.

Some people find binders easier to organize or are able to locate pages faster with a binder. Also, some states, like Georgia, don't allow laptops for Astronomy so I'd imagine teams from states like those would invest in having good binders


Indeed, I typically found it easier to use binders, though I never referred to my notes much in the actual event. It was my favorite event, so it was fun to just print a news article, stuff it in the binder, read it, and highlight it...I'm a bit weird maybe. I do know, though, that when I competed, whether it was with a 3" or a 5", nobody could navigate their laptop faster than I could with a binder (we actually timed this once). Don't get me wrong, it's definitely possible to use laptops with *equal* success, but having more information with worse organization is ultimately worse.

I see, thanks
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby eddpmett » Fri May 04, 2018 1:03 pm

with the two binder events i've done, road scholar was a two inch that had barely anything in it, and thermo is (i believe) one inch but is almost completely full.
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby Almandine » Sat May 05, 2018 8:52 pm

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Re: Binder Thickness

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Almandine wrote:Image

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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby Anomaly » Sat May 05, 2018 8:59 pm

My Road Scholar binder was an inch and a half, but only one inch of that was actually used. My old Wind Power Binder was an inch and a half binder stuffed to the brim (for the record, I hated that event), and Parasitology when I did it as a trial for some invitationals (that was fun), was an inch that was stuffed to max capacity.
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby birdylayaduck08 » Sat May 05, 2018 9:27 pm

I used to have a 4" binder for Invasives, but I found that it's way more effective and easy to navigate to just cut it down. I just use a smaller font size now and keep the thickness at 2" max
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby windu34 » Sat May 05, 2018 10:15 pm

birdylayaduck08 wrote:I used to have a 4" binder for Invasives, but I found that it's way more effective and easy to navigate to just cut it down. I just use a smaller font size now and keep the thickness at 2" max

I agree with this and also used a 2" binder for invasives and found it very effective. Smaller font is a fair price to pay for quick navigation. My partner liked it and found a way to keep it to 2" with her herpetology binder (manual condensing)
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby emmalasagna » Sat May 12, 2018 1:49 pm

I do both Rocks and Minerals and Herpetology, and both are pretty thick. Probably like 2.5 inches thick each? We’ve had to reprint ours several times though, because the pages get ripped out so easily. Quite annoying, and we’ve jammed our printers at least twice.
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby pb5754[] » Sun May 13, 2018 2:15 am

My rocks binder is about 1.5 inches i think??


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