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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » February 18th, 2019, 2:35 pm

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AwersomeUser wrote:
Asmolpidgeon wrote: Well, mostly just basic stuff (time period, diet, couple pictures, etc.) What difference is there between photos and illustrations?


A illustration (I call it a illustration but it is a photo too lol) is like this: https://img.purch.com/w/660/aHR0cDovL3d ... k3LmpwZw==

Haha, okay I wasn't sure if you meant something other then a photo. We already have some, but we might have to add more.

Nitpick: I think that'd be considered an artist's rendition? You can't take a photo of a living dino sadly

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Asmolpidgeon » February 18th, 2019, 2:41 pm

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Asmolpidgeon wrote:
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A illustration (I call it a illustration but it is a photo too lol) is like this: https://img.purch.com/w/660/aHR0cDovL3d ... k3LmpwZw==

Haha, okay I wasn't sure if you meant something other then a photo. We already have some, but we might have to add more.

Nitpick: I think that'd be considered an artist's rendition? You can't take a photo of a living dino sadly

True. That is rather unfortunate.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby GurtYo » February 18th, 2019, 3:05 pm

How would you recommend going about problems on the test that you don't know or don't have notes on? What is the best way to handle this and get the best answer you can?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby AWildMudkip » February 18th, 2019, 3:44 pm

GurtYo wrote:How would you recommend going about problems on the test that you don't know or don't have notes on? What is the best way to handle this and get the best answer you can?


There's gonna be two cases of this:
1. It's some absolutely obscure bit of random info (in which case rip)
2. It's either conceptual or has enough info to give a good guess.

In the second case, try thinking back to the core fundamentals of paleontology. Often times you can build up to complex answers by only knowing the basics and then creating reasonable assumptions. For example, this is particularly useful in connecting morphology to function. If the question asks for a specific epoch or something, you can probably eliminate most epochs to increase your chances.

Either way though, if you're stuck on a question it's probably best to skip it and come back to it later if you have time.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby isotelus » February 18th, 2019, 4:14 pm

AWildMudkip wrote:
GurtYo wrote:How would you recommend going about problems on the test that you don't know or don't have notes on? What is the best way to handle this and get the best answer you can?


There's gonna be two cases of this:
1. It's some absolutely obscure bit of random info (in which case rip)
2. It's either conceptual or has enough info to give a good guess.

In the second case, try thinking back to the core fundamentals of paleontology. Often times you can build up to complex answers by only knowing the basics and then creating reasonable assumptions. For example, this is particularly useful in connecting morphology to function. If the question asks for a specific epoch or something, you can probably eliminate most epochs to increase your chances.

Either way though, if you're stuck on a question it's probably best to skip it and come back to it later if you have time.

Yeah, and if they are asking for definitions or something similar, you can try to use word roots or other knowledge to try to figure it out. Also, often times each station will follow a theme and so you will be able to at least figure out the type of answer that is expected.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby GurtYo » February 18th, 2019, 4:40 pm

How many different fossils are on the fossils list? I am estimating 200 but I might be way off.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby dxu46 » February 18th, 2019, 4:44 pm

GurtYo wrote:How many different fossils are on the fossils list? I am estimating 200 but I might be way off.

There's a hundred or so, just look at the numbering. Rocks/trace fossils don't really count as fossils, IMO.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby GurtYo » February 18th, 2019, 4:56 pm

dxu46 wrote:
GurtYo wrote:How many different fossils are on the fossils list? I am estimating 200 but I might be way off.

There's a hundred or so, just look at the numbering. Rocks/trace fossils don't really count as fossils, IMO.


PSHHH. I am so ignorant. Duh, look at the numbering. Thanks!
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby AwersomeUser » February 18th, 2019, 5:54 pm

Do I need to know where a word (the name) comes from for division b?I saw someone asking it in the question marathon or is he/she just asking extra?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » February 18th, 2019, 6:04 pm

AwersomeUser wrote:Do I need to know where a word (the name) comes from for division b?I saw someone asking it in the question marathon or is he/she just asking extra?

I would include that, yes. Both the common and scientific names.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby AwersomeUser » February 18th, 2019, 6:17 pm

Also I am struggling to decide the right formating system...
Should it be a legnthy paragraph format...
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Or a bit shorter paragraph format...
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Or like this...
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Please help I was trying to redo the binder in the format of the 3rd image... If I do that should I attempt to break everything down into bullet points (when I am just sepeating sentences...) like distrigushing features for the 3rd image?

And also (about) how much harder is states?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby AwersomeUser » February 18th, 2019, 6:20 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
AwersomeUser wrote:Do I need to know where a word (the name) comes from for division b?I saw someone asking it in the question marathon or is he/she just asking extra?

I would include that, yes. Both the common and scientific names.


Thanks but I meant like the greek and latin roots like here: viewtopic.php?f=297&t=12382&start=90
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » February 18th, 2019, 6:30 pm

AwersomeUser wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
AwersomeUser wrote:Do I need to know where a word (the name) comes from for division b?I saw someone asking it in the question marathon or is he/she just asking extra?

I would include that, yes. Both the common and scientific names.


Thanks but I meant like the greek and latin roots like here: viewtopic.php?f=297&t=12382&start=90

Well yes that's where the common and scientific names come from

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » February 18th, 2019, 6:31 pm

AwersomeUser wrote:Also I am struggling to decide the right formating system...
Should it be a legnthy paragraph format...
Image
Or a bit shorter paragraph format...
Image
Or like this...
Image

Please help I was trying to redo the binder in the format of the 3rd image... If I do that should I attempt to break everything down into bullet points (when I am just sepeating sentences...) like distrigushing features for the 3rd image?

And also (about) how much harder is states?

Whichever one you can read most easily and locate info in is best. Your decision. States is around the same as regionals for Pennsylvania, but states and regionals tournaments are generally independent so your results may vary.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Nba2302 » February 18th, 2019, 6:38 pm

i would do the bulletin points, because the stations are really fast and you need fast facts,rather than searching for it in a lengthy paragraph


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