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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby JSGandora » March 14th, 2011, 5:14 pm

What if we are asked a range? Should it just be greater than 1000 feet and less than 1020 feet? So in interval notation, it would look like this: (1000,1020)? Or do we just go with 1000-1019?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby MeteorologyMan » March 14th, 2011, 6:12 pm

I would think it would be the first, (1000,1020), but I am not completely sure. Hopefully they won't ask you that!
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby JSGandora » March 15th, 2011, 3:50 pm

Fortunately, they didn't. I had States today and I placed 2nd in Road Scholar... :( I guess it's alright. Hum...

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » March 17th, 2011, 9:35 am

2nd is better than everyone else but one team, so I'm not sure why you'd be sad about that... I completely failed at Road Scholar up until my freshman year, and I was always thrilled to medal in it that year, I never took it for granted. Cheer up.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby JSGandora » March 17th, 2011, 3:08 pm

Ah, I'm sorry. Normally, I would be thrilled, it's just that the person that beat me was the person that I was trying to beat.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby abator » March 19th, 2011, 6:35 pm

I received 5th at invitationals and then 4th at regional. At invitationals we had to answer questions in a story and it took along time to read. For regional we did 3 minute stations. It went by a lot quicker and I have to thank the people giving the test because they made it a lot faster.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » March 19th, 2011, 6:43 pm

Most of the story is just filler (and usually badly-written). Unfortunately, most tests are written in this form. You can skip most of the story, except the parts around the questions, which usually contain valuable context clues for the question itself.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby JSGandora » March 19th, 2011, 6:45 pm

Yeah, I was just about to say that. That's what we did for States and it turned out extremely well.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby fishman100 » March 23rd, 2011, 2:41 pm

In VA, Road Scholar is only offered at the States, which kinda sucks. that means you really have to study a lot because the States are harder than an invitationals test (if we take one).

And I remember last year, my partner and I kinda facepalmed because the test/map was on the State/Commonwealth of Virgina :|


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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » March 23rd, 2011, 2:47 pm

Aren't the maps for Road Scholar usually of the area that's hosting the event? It may have changed since I did RS, but I remember having to deal with Pennsylvania maps. There was also a station of Remote Sensing this year that was very much like Road Scholar, and the map was the quadrangle that regionals was in.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby JSGandora » March 23rd, 2011, 2:48 pm

Hm, well I live in NJ and we had maps of PA.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby kxiao » March 23rd, 2011, 2:50 pm

In the three years that I have done Road Scholar, it has never once been a map of NY.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » March 23rd, 2011, 2:51 pm

Hmm, maybe it's just been the tests I've taken then. I guess it would make more sense to use a map that the competitors wouldn't be previously familiar with, but I usually had a Pennsylvania map when I did it.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby fishman100 » March 23rd, 2011, 3:55 pm

EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:Hmm, maybe it's just been the tests I've taken then. I guess it would make more sense to use a map that the competitors wouldn't be previously familiar with, but I usually had a Pennsylvania map when I did it.


I thought that too, but it turns out we were wrong :P

Thank you field trips for making us learn about important places and roads! :D

So I've been studying all of VA for the past week or so :lol:

JSGandora wrote:Hm, well I live in NJ and we had maps of PA.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » March 23rd, 2011, 6:34 pm

It's not just you EAST, every test I took was Kansas-themed. Each team should know their states' map backwards and forwards, even if it doesn't show up at competition, just in case they get lost on the way to their tournaments.
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