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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Anomaly » January 23rd, 2019, 1:45 pm

t165 wrote:Hello Science World!

I am new to Road Scholar and am looking for some tips! Any advice?

if you have access to the coaches manual by soinc, then that has most of the things that you need to know for this event. After you've learned what everything is and how to do everything, then all you need to do is practice. How quickly a team finishes the test usually determines how well you do, especially in upper levels of competition.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby AdiMohapatra77 » January 24th, 2019, 9:54 am

does anyone know if the Smithton invitational in Columbia MO is going to be rescheduled?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » January 24th, 2019, 10:05 am

AdiMohapatra77 wrote:does anyone know if the Smithton invitational in Columbia MO is going to be rescheduled?

I have friends on the Ladue Middle team, and they haven't gotten any news about any rescheduling. My guess is that it won't be rescheduled, since it's a small tournament and it's close to the end of the season anyways.

Are you from MO?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby AdiMohapatra77 » January 24th, 2019, 2:32 pm

dxu46 wrote:
AdiMohapatra77 wrote:does anyone know if the Smithton invitational in Columbia MO is going to be rescheduled?

I have friends on the Ladue Middle team, and they haven't gotten any news about any rescheduling. My guess is that it won't be rescheduled, since it's a small tournament and it's close to the end of the season anyways.

Are you from MO?


yeah i'm from missouri

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Nba2302 » January 25th, 2019, 3:21 pm

do you know where you can get/find Road Scholar Coaches Manual?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby bearasauras » January 26th, 2019, 3:33 pm

If you mean the rules for the events, you can download them for free on the National web page: https://store.soinc.org/us/page/manuals?resetallfilter=1

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » January 26th, 2019, 5:33 pm

Nba2302 wrote:do you know where you can get/find Road Scholar Coaches Manual?

Might be on the Bio/Earth CD, available on the soinc.org store.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Nba2302 » January 27th, 2019, 11:59 am

where is a good place I can get notes on Highway maps. Im looking everywhere, and I cant find a lot of info on highway maps

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Nba2302 » January 31st, 2019, 5:46 pm

Should I get a longitude/latitude ruler for this event? There were many videos of people using this ruleer.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » January 31st, 2019, 7:58 pm

Nba2302 wrote:Should I get a longitude/latitude ruler for this event? There were many videos of people using this ruleer.

It's perfectly doable without one, but if you can afford to spend the extra money, go for it.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby AdiMohapatra77 » February 2nd, 2019, 9:39 pm

Is there a specific way to study for the tests that write a story and you need to use the maps to fill in the blanks?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » February 2nd, 2019, 9:52 pm

AdiMohapatra77 wrote:Is there a specific way to study for the tests that write a story and you need to use the maps to fill in the blanks?

Just do them a lot, also remember to read the story.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby IsabellaC92343 » February 3rd, 2019, 7:23 am

dxu46 wrote:
IsabellaC92343 wrote:Hello! I Have 2 questions.
1) I seem to be better at Highway Map and struggle with topographic ones. Does anyone have any tips for studying for these maps? For example reference links or tricks regarding the map itself?
2) Last competition my partner and I had some trouble dealing with the time aspect of the competition. Does anybody have any tips on how to manage the time better? Would it be better to split the test or to do it together? To do all of a certain map first or to kind of jump around?
Thanks!

1. Just look at them a lot. A good way to study is to get a topo map of somewhere you know, then try to locate those features on the map. You can become familiar with topo maps and learn about your surroundings!
2. Road Scholar tests are too long for both partners to work together. You need to split the test. Usually one person does highway maps and the other does topo maps. The map drawing, profile, and satellite images part can be divided whichever way you want. If you say you're bad at topo maps, do highway maps and make your partner do topo.


Thanks! This helped a lot.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Nba2302 » February 4th, 2019, 3:36 pm

Is it necessary to get a transparent UTM grid for this event? Many videos and websites say that you need one for plotting

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby builderguy135 » February 4th, 2019, 7:05 pm

Anyone have any more road tests that don't require highway maps? I'm willing to trade as well.
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