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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » October 17th, 2018, 12:52 pm

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Raphael wrote:What Might be a good way to make my cheat sheet?
What might want to include?
Please help!

Include everything you find about topics on the rules. Also remember to include pictures and diagrams, especially for this event.

A good way is to jot down everything you find about any of the topics of the rules. Maybe make sections for different parts of the rules. Don't worry about fitting them into pages until you've at least got a ton of info. Then, you can look into further organization and trimming the notesheet down. Definitely include pictures and diagrams.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Raphael » October 18th, 2018, 4:48 am

Thanks so much :!: :)

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » October 18th, 2018, 12:31 pm

Raphael wrote:Thanks so much :!: :)

No problem at all! :)

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Qu€€nMon€y » October 20th, 2018, 1:03 pm

Does anyone have some helpful places to attain notes? I seem to stop finding notes but when I look in the question thread, I still see info I don't know.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby knottingpurple » October 20th, 2018, 1:11 pm

Qu€€nMon€y wrote:Does anyone have some helpful places to attain notes? I seem to stop finding notes but when I look in the question thread, I still see info I don't know.


find a big, college-level textbook as a free, very long pdf online. read the whole thing. there will be content you don't know, probably?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Wabbit » October 20th, 2018, 11:02 pm

So I know someone already asked about note sheet organization, but I too am curious about how, specifically, people like to lay out their notes. Last year, I broke down my note sheet by topic, essentially having one section for each bullet point on the rules sheet. The issue was that, especially as it grew to contain more information, I'd often run into terms which I remembered having put down on my note sheet, but which I had forgotten the meaning/general topic area of and had no good way of locating on the sheet in the limited time that I had. I thought multiple times about trying to implement an alphabetized glossary of terms whereby I could look up definitions quickly. The issue with that idea is that it wouldn't be an efficient use of space to have the same terms repeated both in a glossary and in a topic-organized section and if I used only a glossary then I would be sacrificing all of the benefits of a topic-organized system (which, on balance, are probably greater than the benefits of a glossary).

Has anyone else run into this problem/thought about possible solutions for it? Generally speaking, what organizational systems have worked for you guys for either DP or other note sheet events in past years?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby JoeyC » October 21st, 2018, 4:52 am

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Qu€€nMon€y wrote:Does anyone have some helpful places to attain notes? I seem to stop finding notes but when I look in the question thread, I still see info I don't know.


find a big, college-level textbook as a free, very long pdf online. read the whole thing. there will be content you don't know, probably?

Do you have any examples/recommendations? (plus: knottingpurple, you're alive?)
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby knottingpurple » October 21st, 2018, 9:06 am

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knottingpurple wrote:
Qu€€nMon€y wrote:Does anyone have some helpful places to attain notes? I seem to stop finding notes but when I look in the question thread, I still see info I don't know.


find a big, college-level textbook as a free, very long pdf online. read the whole thing. there will be content you don't know, probably?

Do you have any examples/recommendations? (plus: knottingpurple, you're alive?)


I never did DP while the topic was glaciers, but Tarbuck is in general an okay starting point for a lot of different earth sciences topics?

Also, yes, I'm alive, I'm just at a university without a scioly competition so i don't check the forums much because there's not much i'm useful for?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby ET2020 » November 2nd, 2018, 1:27 pm

Does anyone know what the best ways to split this up with a partner are? On a lot of events there are ways to split it in two but everything seems really related on this one.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » November 2nd, 2018, 4:25 pm

ET2020 wrote:Does anyone know what the best ways to split this up with a partner are? On a lot of events there are ways to split it in two but everything seems really related on this one.

I would suggest having both partners clearly understand all of the topics. The years I did DP (although it was tectonics), the tests were often pressed for time.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby JoeyC » November 2nd, 2018, 6:07 pm

ET2020 wrote:Does anyone know what the best ways to split this up with a partner are? On a lot of events there are ways to split it in two but everything seems really related on this one.

In Dynamic Planet, I feel that unless you are a complete expert, you will need a lot of note references; it'll, as stated above take time. Splitting the test has been crucial to running within time for Dynamic Planet in the past, until both partners are familiar enough with the materials to not need notes every other question. (which will take some time, given that Dynamic Planet usually picks an Earth Science which is not covered thoroughly in regular academia.)
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby knottingpurple » November 3rd, 2018, 6:20 am

ET2020 wrote:Does anyone know what the best ways to split this up with a partner are? On a lot of events there are ways to split it in two but everything seems really related on this one.


I agree with what everyone else has said that you should have a pretty decent knowledge of everything, I guess things like history of ice ages/Milankovitch cycles might be a bit more different, but at best you'd want one partner to know that to a moderate level and the other partner to have more detailed knowledge, but since the questions are often all mixed together, even there it's just something where the more specialized expert could make an extra check of those questions at the end. It's not really an event that you can just rip apart the calculation section and the ID section or something like that and each partner works completely independently of the other on their section.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Raphael » November 8th, 2018, 4:49 am

Hey anyone know where i can find the recent 2019 invitational tests and answer keys?
Cause its an amazing practice for the next event and I would really love to do it!
Thanks ;)

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Raphael » November 8th, 2018, 4:57 am

ET2020 wrote:Does anyone know what the best ways to split this up with a partner are? On a lot of events there are ways to split it in two but everything seems really related on this one.

I wouldn't split the stuff up with my partner as you should have a general knowledge of all the topics as you don't really know whats going to happen to him on that day. Also your partner is never a reliable source to guarantee on so still have a good general knowledge on everything as your partner may need help with something and you can't help him at all. So have general knowledge on everything spiting might seem like a good idea but still be aware of reality. Plus if you split stuff you really can't split up the test at all as the test is categorized based on a specific thing. For example partner 1 could be landscapes while partner 2 could be history, say you have a 60 question test you split up into 30 question for each team member but partner 1 under stood questions 1-15 but was having trouble for the rest of his questions so partner 2 has to waste his time answering those question. Thus spiting up topics is not really a good idea! ;)

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby TheThunder » November 9th, 2018, 7:27 am

Ok! Hi!
So, I am in division B, and the theme for this year is glaciers.
Any advice on Dynamic Planet?
What years in the past have had the theme of glaciers?

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