Ornithology B/C

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 22nd, 2011, 4:14 pm

I have a textbook on bird anatomy, which was our saving grace.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » May 22nd, 2011, 4:21 pm

This makes me sad I didn't get to nats, because those things were exactly what I studied. I'm sure I could have medaled. :|

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 22nd, 2011, 4:30 pm

The nest thing was kind of my own fault, because I trusted my guide for them. It would have been perfectly sufficient for a normal test. But for a station like that, it wasn't. Some of the questions were pretty vague, too.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby Kokonilly » May 22nd, 2011, 4:34 pm

We really didn't have enough practice and ran out of time everywhere. At the 6 minutes at the end, we filled in random bubbles and wrote in miscellaneous answers in the blanks. I'm just glad we didn't get last.

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby FueL » May 22nd, 2011, 4:35 pm

This makes me sad I didn't get to nats, because those things were exactly what I studied. I'm sure I could have medaled. :|

Oh well.
I studied that too. :( My specialty was general bird facts (I even got the Frank B. Gill textbook), but hardly any of that came up at states.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby ILoveEgretsClub » May 22nd, 2011, 4:47 pm

Hey guys, just wanted to post some stuff about the B event.

22(?) Stations, approx. 3 questions each. 2 minutes each, all real specimens.
Super super super easy test, placed 4th. Ecstatic.

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » May 23rd, 2011, 5:32 am

nats didn't seem hard? and well koko, you didn't really have much time...i mean, 12 days?

amerikestrel, you didn't make it?
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 23rd, 2011, 6:55 am

I wish I had taken that B test last year. I might have gotten first.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » May 23rd, 2011, 7:25 am

nats didn't seem hard? and well koko, you didn't really have much time...i mean, 12 days?

amerikestrel, you didn't make it?
I'm in Pennsylvania, of course I didn't get to nats. My team got 6th at states which was actually really good for us – but I won over half of our medals. And of course I'll never get to nats in C division because Harriton and Penncrest have a monopoly.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby havenguy » May 23rd, 2011, 11:37 am

I think that since the test was so easy, the top ten placements were actually very close, maybe seperated by a few points. I believe there were 67 questions, and some teams may have gotten 1 or 2 questions wrong.
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