Plate tectonics are pretty simple. You probably know the 3 types of plate boundaries, and if you aren't familiar with tectonics, I'd put a diagram of the plates in your notes. As for ocean basins: giving us a binder probably means they'll ask about oddities, so I have diagrams of all the names of the ocean basins in each ocean. If you don't know, ocean basins are just large flat plains covering large spaces of the ocean floor, that tend to be deep (not as deep as trenches though). The sediment that covers the ocean floor (and makes the ocean floor flat) is usually lithogenous red clay (mud) or biogenous ooze of siliceous organisms (micro-organisms with shells composed of Si02
), since calcareous ooze cannot deposit below the CCD (~4500m below the surface) and most basins are deeper than that..
Diagram of Ocean Basins (I cropped it to include just the pacific for size restrictions)
https://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/eens21 ... basins.htm
(I Know it's wikipedia, but if you don't know about tectonics, it's a good place to start.)
If anyone sees an error in any explanations please correct me (I'm mostly spewing info from my head, and could have some stuff mixed up.).