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First Years Who Need Help

Post by Benewcomb » December 16th, 2017, 8:14 am

I made this post because I couldn’t find a first year sos forum. Please help us, kids who have experience. First years, post your problems. HALP.


My topics that I need help with are:
Herpetology
D. D.
P and P
And Crime Busters







S. O. S. :cry:
It’s gonna be me!

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Re: First Years Who Need Help

Post by Unome » December 16th, 2017, 10:03 am

You might be better off asking a question in each of those event forums.
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Re: First Years Who Need Help

Post by platypusomelette » December 16th, 2017, 10:04 am

In herpetology your best friend is your binder

Make the pages really big and nice and easy to handle really quickly because the way my tests did it were in stations where we had about 30 seconds at each
And memorize them if you can, just a quizlet with many different pictures of the same animal and the names is good
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Re: First Years Who Need Help

Post by Tailsfan101 » December 16th, 2017, 10:40 am

In Crime Busters, I think it's best to perform lots of tests on especially the powders, and just become acquainted with all the materials you'll be tested on.

In DD, a good cheat sheet is where to start. Put info on there like:
  • A list of foodborne illnesses (with info such as microbe, onset time, duration, symptoms, etc.)
  • Terms
  • Formulas (e.g. Odds Ratio)
  • Types of study bias (e.g. Cohort)
  • Types of epidemic (like Point Source)
  • 10 steps in a epidemiological investigation
  • Types of prevention (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
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Re: First Years Who Need Help

Post by Nerd_Bunny » December 16th, 2017, 12:14 pm

For DD, definitely just jump right into those practice tests. They are always daunting but the best way to learn this event is to familiarize yourself with the process of solving these cases, doing the math, and learning how to think like an epidemiologist. Never procrastinate on this one, just do a little every day. Here is a great practice resource:
http://www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dsepd/ss1978/index.html
USE THE TEST EXCHANGE A LOT. :D
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Re: First Years Who Need Help

Post by Benewcomb » December 30th, 2017, 7:27 am

YAS THANK YOU THIS IS TRULY A LIFESAVER!!
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Re: First Years Who Need Help

Post by eagerlearner102 » December 31st, 2017, 8:16 pm

Hello there, I am a new person to Science Olympiad. My school is quite new to Science Olympiad, and I have a problem. My partner is unable to attend the event because she has SAT testing, so does this mean an alternate replaces her? I literally have no official partner and I am doing all the work by myself but mine also involves a lab (microscope for microbe mission). Would I still be allowed to compete even if I didn't have an actual partner there? (as in knows the information)
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Re: First Years Who Need Help

Post by Anomaly » January 1st, 2018, 6:19 am

Yes you would be allowed. Our schools first year in SO we had only 7 kids and s lot of us went solo to events just for participation. Currently, we have 14 people, and this Saturday I’ll be going into Road Scholar solo. Even though you’re short a person, it’s actually quite fun going in by yourself.
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Re: First Years Who Need Help

Post by eagerlearner102 » January 1st, 2018, 8:39 am

Thank you Anomaly!
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