Ecology B/C

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby crabnebula143 » May 16th, 2010, 4:21 pm

paleonaps95 wrote:Yeah, I think tundra is next on line. And DP will be Lakes and rivers.


i believe next year is taiga and tundra for eco.

for dp.... isn't it glaciers?
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby AlphaTauri » May 16th, 2010, 5:10 pm

No, I'm pretty sure it's Rivers and Lakes.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby rocketman1555 » May 16th, 2010, 5:10 pm

DP should be lakes and rivers or something similar.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gyourkoshaven » May 17th, 2010, 5:26 pm

Via the Event CD: DP:
2011-2012: Rivers and Lakes
2013-2014: Glaciers
2015-2016: Oceanography

What can be determined from the rulebook: Ecology:
2011-Taiga, Tundra
2012-Tundra, Freshwater Lakes and Streams
2013-Freshwater Lakes and Streams, Marine Estuaries
2014-Marine Estuaries, Forests
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 17th, 2010, 7:18 pm

I thought so.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby SO4L » May 24th, 2010, 7:44 am

What did everyone think about the Nationals test?
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 24th, 2010, 10:16 am

Did you do division B or C.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Paradox21 » May 24th, 2010, 1:13 pm

I was disappointed with the div. C test. It was also very short (25 questions) and was a station test scheduled for 40 minutes. It seemed like whoever wrote it didn't put much effort into the test. There were 5 questions on prairies, 10 questions on taiga, 5 questions on the nitrogen cycle, and 5 questions on ecological succession. People were expected to go very in-depth on most questions and were only supplied with a fifth of a page to write each question. Additionally, there was a very trivial section that asked you to match the common and scientific names of taiga animals. In general it seemed like whoever wrote the test didn't have a thorough understanding of ecology; most of the questions were either incredibly broad or surface-level simple answers. Gah, so frustrating.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 24th, 2010, 4:50 pm

That sounds horrible. But I think mine was worse.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gneissisnice » May 29th, 2010, 7:27 pm

Paradox21 wrote:I was disappointed with the div. C test. It was also very short (25 questions) and was a station test scheduled for 40 minutes. It seemed like whoever wrote it didn't put much effort into the test. There were 5 questions on prairies, 10 questions on taiga, 5 questions on the nitrogen cycle, and 5 questions on ecological succession. People were expected to go very in-depth on most questions and were only supplied with a fifth of a page to write each question. Additionally, there was a very trivial section that asked you to match the common and scientific names of taiga animals. In general it seemed like whoever wrote the test didn't have a thorough understanding of ecology; most of the questions were either incredibly broad or surface-level simple answers. Gah, so frustrating.


That's strange, last year's event was very fair, in my opinion. Around 50 questions, all fill-in-the-blank, and a good amount of questions on Grasslands and Deserts, while still having many questions on just basic ecology, with a few tricky ones.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Paradox21 » May 29th, 2010, 7:38 pm

I agree. I thought last year's test was pretty good. It seems pretty likely that someone else wrote the test this year. The writer seemed to know/ care much more about the taiga than grasslands. Sadly, that might mean the same person will be writing the test next year for taiga and tundra. The national cometition probably has the widest range of preparedness of any competition, it ought to have a well made test with a good balance of easy, medium, and hard questions.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 29th, 2010, 8:02 pm

I recognized my writer. She used the same style, except that her tests are usually long.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby frogzorz » May 30th, 2010, 10:49 am

Ugh, that test was too easy. I hate easy tests. They butterfly me off.
gyourkoshaven wrote:Via the Event CD: DP:
2011-2012: Rivers and Lakes
2013-2014: Glaciers
2015-2016: Oceanography

What can be determined from the rulebook: Ecology:
2011-Taiga, Tundra
2012-Tundra, Freshwater Lakes and Streams
2013-Freshwater Lakes and Streams, Marine Estuaries
2014-Marine Estuaries, Forests

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 31st, 2010, 7:57 am

Yes, that will really suck.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby quizbowl » June 3rd, 2010, 8:38 am

that really dampens my mood....
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