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Re: Anatomy and Physiology B/C

Post by trehank » January 1st, 2020, 9:24 pm

Are you guys putting down the entire list of Major Skeletal Muscles on the Cheat Sheet? I'm asking because I am running out of room trying to put all the Skeletal Muscles on my cheat sheet. Should I put all of them on there or choose the most important out of each category?

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Re: Anatomy and Physiology B/C

Post by Mr.Epithelium » January 2nd, 2020, 7:50 am

trehank wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 9:24 pm
Are you guys putting down the entire list of Major Skeletal Muscles on the Cheat Sheet? I'm asking because I am running out of room trying to put all the Skeletal Muscles on my cheat sheet. Should I put all of them on there or choose the most important out of each category?
If you're really out of space put the most important ones, like trapezius, biceps brachii, rectus femoris, etc., which are generally prime movers for common actions.
Regardless, it would still be good to put the entire list on your notes. Remembering select actions, origins, or insertions would cover most test questions I've seen so far.
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Re: Anatomy and Physiology B/C

Post by trehank » January 3rd, 2020, 9:05 am

I am still having trouble fitting all the information on my cheat sheet. I am using google docs to type my cheatsheet. My font at the moment is 6.5 and when I decrease it to 6 it is a little fuzzy. Will it become clearer when I print it or should I leave my font at 6.5?

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Re: Anatomy and Physiology B/C

Post by svph300 » January 4th, 2020, 12:38 am

trehank wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 9:05 am
I am still having trouble fitting all the information on my cheat sheet. I am using google docs to type my cheatsheet. My font at the moment is 6.5 and when I decrease it to 6 it is a little fuzzy. Will it become clearer when I print it or should I leave my font at 6.5?
Couple of suggestions with this.

1. Microsoft Word/Pages (Apple) > Google Docs: The editing power of Word and Pages is better than Docs, in my opinion (for formatting cheatsheets; I love Google Docs for other purposes.) Using Word or Pages will also help you fit more information on your cheat sheet (e.g. making text boxes are easier)
2. I wouldn’t worry if the words are fuzzy on your computer. Focus on the quality of your cheatsheet after it’s printed. If your printer cannot print smaller font sizes, you can go to a FedEx or another printing service and have them print it.
3. Print your cheatsheet as a MS Word doc (if you used Pages, convert to MS Word). I found that when I printed cheat sheets as PDFs, the quality decreased and the words became fuzzier (which we don’t want).
4. Too little space? Decease the font size. 6.5 takes up a lot of space, and I recommend starting off with 5 and decreasing the font size as much as you can (went as low as 1.5; no, I’m not joking). Use fonts like Arial Narrow to conserve space.
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Re: Anatomy and Physiology B/C

Post by svph300 » January 4th, 2020, 12:44 am

onionepidermis wrote:
December 16th, 2019, 9:35 am
kalimarieyork wrote:
December 16th, 2019, 8:57 am
at our first competition of the season this weekend, the anatomy test had diseases not specifically mentioned in the rubric. is this allowed?
It depends on the diseases. Certain diseases may be branches of a disease or affiliated with it. Proctors will do that sometimes, but everyone does get the same test (hopefully) so it is not like you were the only one confused.

It might help to study those diseases, however. That way, should the situation ever arise again, you will at least know a little bit about the diseases, even if it is not very in depth.
I second this comment. Some diseases are associated with diseases that aren’t on the list, sometimes as risk factors (e.g. Disease A is a risk factor for which of the following diseases?) These diseases/risk factors are a good example of what to put on a cheatsheet, just in case it comes up again. However, if it’s completely irrelevant, that’s a mistake of the author, since he or she is supposed to abide by the Rules Manual. This happened to me and my partner before, and we had to rely on prefixes and suffixes to get a general idea of what the diseases were.
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Re: Anatomy and Physiology B/C

Post by donutsandcupcakes » January 4th, 2020, 7:50 am

svph300 wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 12:38 am
trehank wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 9:05 am
I am still having trouble fitting all the information on my cheat sheet. I am using google docs to type my cheatsheet. My font at the moment is 6.5 and when I decrease it to 6 it is a little fuzzy. Will it become clearer when I print it or should I leave my font at 6.5?
Couple of suggestions with this.

1. Microsoft Word/Pages (Apple) > Google Docs: The editing power of Word and Pages is better than Docs, in my opinion (for formatting cheatsheets; I love Google Docs for other purposes.) Using Word or Pages will also help you fit more information on your cheat sheet (e.g. making text boxes are easier)
2. I wouldn’t worry if the words are fuzzy on your computer. Focus on the quality of your cheatsheet after it’s printed. If your printer cannot print smaller font sizes, you can go to a FedEx or another printing service and have them print it.
3. Print your cheatsheet as a MS Word doc (if you used Pages, convert to MS Word). I found that when I printed cheat sheets as PDFs, the quality decreased and the words became fuzzier (which we don’t want).
4. Too little space? Decease the font size. 6.5 takes up a lot of space, and I recommend starting off with 5 and decreasing the font size as much as you can (went as low as 1.5; no, I’m not joking). Use fonts like Arial Narrow to conserve space.
How did you read your cheat sheet when the font was 1.5? I usually use microsoft word with the font size 9. It makes it easier for me to find stuff, and if I have random spaces here and there, I just write small notes in them using a pencil. But really, how did you read your cheat sheet when the font was 1.5? Did you use a magnifying glass?

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Re: Anatomy and Physiology B/C

Post by Mr.Epithelium » January 4th, 2020, 10:22 am

donutsandcupcakes wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 7:50 am
svph300 wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 12:38 am
trehank wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 9:05 am
I am still having trouble fitting all the information on my cheat sheet. I am using google docs to type my cheatsheet. My font at the moment is 6.5 and when I decrease it to 6 it is a little fuzzy. Will it become clearer when I print it or should I leave my font at 6.5?
Couple of suggestions with this.

1. Microsoft Word/Pages (Apple) > Google Docs: The editing power of Word and Pages is better than Docs, in my opinion (for formatting cheatsheets; I love Google Docs for other purposes.) Using Word or Pages will also help you fit more information on your cheat sheet (e.g. making text boxes are easier)
2. I wouldn’t worry if the words are fuzzy on your computer. Focus on the quality of your cheatsheet after it’s printed. If your printer cannot print smaller font sizes, you can go to a FedEx or another printing service and have them print it.
3. Print your cheatsheet as a MS Word doc (if you used Pages, convert to MS Word). I found that when I printed cheat sheets as PDFs, the quality decreased and the words became fuzzier (which we don’t want).
4. Too little space? Decease the font size. 6.5 takes up a lot of space, and I recommend starting off with 5 and decreasing the font size as much as you can (went as low as 1.5; no, I’m not joking). Use fonts like Arial Narrow to conserve space.
How did you read your cheat sheet when the font was 1.5? I usually use microsoft word with the font size 9. It makes it easier for me to find stuff, and if I have random spaces here and there, I just write small notes in them using a pencil. But really, how did you read your cheat sheet when the font was 1.5? Did you use a magnifying glass?
With a high quality laser printer or a good font (serif fonts), you can go really small!
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Re: Anatomy and Physiology B/C

Post by trehank » January 4th, 2020, 10:28 am

I'm also wondering with the cheatsheet what diagrams have been showing up in the tests? I cannot decide what diagrams to put on it. Also did you go to 1.5 on docs or Word becsuse I can only use google docs.

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Re: Anatomy and Physiology B/C

Post by svph300 » January 4th, 2020, 4:25 pm

donutsandcupcakes wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 7:50 am
svph300 wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 12:38 am
trehank wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 9:05 am
I am still having trouble fitting all the information on my cheat sheet. I am using google docs to type my cheatsheet. My font at the moment is 6.5 and when I decrease it to 6 it is a little fuzzy. Will it become clearer when I print it or should I leave my font at 6.5?
Couple of suggestions with this.

1. Microsoft Word/Pages (Apple) > Google Docs: The editing power of Word and Pages is better than Docs, in my opinion (for formatting cheatsheets; I love Google Docs for other purposes.) Using Word or Pages will also help you fit more information on your cheat sheet (e.g. making text boxes are easier)
2. I wouldn’t worry if the words are fuzzy on your computer. Focus on the quality of your cheatsheet after it’s printed. If your printer cannot print smaller font sizes, you can go to a FedEx or another printing service and have them print it.
3. Print your cheatsheet as a MS Word doc (if you used Pages, convert to MS Word). I found that when I printed cheat sheets as PDFs, the quality decreased and the words became fuzzier (which we don’t want).
4. Too little space? Decease the font size. 6.5 takes up a lot of space, and I recommend starting off with 5 and decreasing the font size as much as you can (went as low as 1.5; no, I’m not joking). Use fonts like Arial Narrow to conserve space.
How did you read your cheat sheet when the font was 1.5? I usually use microsoft word with the font size 9. It makes it easier for me to find stuff, and if I have random spaces here and there, I just write small notes in them using a pencil. But really, how did you read your cheat sheet when the font was 1.5? Did you use a magnifying glass?
Unfortunately, we can't bring magnifying glasses. In truth, I'm really nearsighted and paired with a high quality printer (I was lucky enough that my coach had one), I could read really small fonts. TBH, I did not use my cheatsheet much except for emergencies or if I really forgot something, so the small font didn't bother me as much too.

I also wrote small notes using a thin sharpie the day before and the day of the competition. However, I recommend putting all the information you need on your cheat sheet so it's clean and can't get smudged.
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Re: Anatomy and Physiology B/C

Post by svph300 » January 4th, 2020, 4:29 pm

trehank wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 10:28 am
I'm also wondering with the cheatsheet what diagrams have been showing up in the tests? I cannot decide what diagrams to put on it. Also did you go to 1.5 on docs or Word becsuse I can only use google docs.
I recommend looking up practice exams on scioly.org (and trade exams with other schools) and finding patterns as to what diagrams always show up. In addition, check out the Rules Manual and see what you can be tested on at competitions. For instance, you need to know the axial and appendicular skeleton, so don't be surprised if you see an exam asking you to label the axial and appendicular skeleton. Try to expose yourself to as many exams as possible, and you'll start understanding which diagrams you need to know by heart.
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