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    is anybody doing the tectonics topic?
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    I'm doing tectonics section- Having difficulty on time management though...

    The knowledge is there as I do geology and love geology so the pre-release is an ace but I am having issues with spending to much time on some sections and then rushing others- it does not seem like a report...

    What about you?
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    yep- i'm having the same problem! i timed my intro today and it should have only taken me 10 minutes but it took me a LOT longer. I'm finding it hard to condense my intro because there are so many words to define! how are you splitting your report? wow, must really help that you are a geologist!
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    Hi, I'm doing the tectonics one too, and I'm going to split it up into:
    plan
    introduction
    extrusive volcanic theory
    extrusive volcanic case studies and their impacts (East Africa rift valley, Anhttp://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/images/icons/icon7.gifdes, Hekla and Kilauea)
    evaluative comments
    intrusive volcanic theory
    intrusive volcanic case studies and their impacts (Yosemite Valley, Isle of Arran)
    evaluative comments
    seismic theory
    seismic case studies and their impacts (Wasatch Fault, Sierra Madre Fault Zone)
    conclusion

    hope this helps!

    how are you doing your methodology and sourcing?
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    (Original post by yorkie44)
    yep- i'm having the same problem! i timed my intro today and it should have only taken me 10 minutes but it took me a LOT longer. I'm finding it hard to condense my intro because there are so many words to define! how are you splitting your report? wow, must really help that you are a geologist!
    Yea, it does help alot actually, I am splitting my report in terms of plate boundaries- My theory is that whatever the question will be if i structure the report in terms of boundaries then i can ensure that i get everyting in:

    Intro- 10 mins
    convergent boundary- oceanic-oceanic island arc = 10 min
    convergent boundary- oceanic- continental cordilleran = 10 min
    convergent boundary- continental-continental collision = 10 min
    divergent- oceanic- MOR = 10 min
    divergent- rift valley = 10 min
    conservative = 5 min
    hotspot = 5 min
    conclusion= 10 min

    10 min for drawing diagrams and giving my hand a rest!

    Well anyway good luck for tomorrow!
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    How are you lot revising tonight? I don't know how to. I've written a report to a question that basically has everything in it that I could be asked. It's too long but still. I know my case studies. The only problem is that my timing is completely off. I don't know how I'm going to spend only 10 mins on the intro, it seems like the amount of stuff you have to put in it that 10 mins is just not enough.

    Anyway, good luck tomorrow everyone!!
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    Intro
    Methodology
    Volcanic Landforms(intrusive,extrusive)
    Seismic Landforms
    Conclusion

    tried all different ways and that's definitely the best and simplest way to do it
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    I'm doing the tectonics one - what's everyone putting in their intro, and what kind of detail do we need in the case studies? I'm panicking quite a lot now, I spent too much time on theory and not on case studies. XD
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    (Original post by Hench Goose)
    I'm doing the tectonics one - what's everyone putting in their intro, and what kind of detail do we need in the case studies? I'm panicking quite a lot now, I spent too much time on theory and not on case studies. XD
    In the intro you just kind of explain the question, with the theory of tectonics, explain the different boundaries etc...with diagrams. define key terms like 'tectonic landscapes' etc... and case studies you don't need a lot of detail, you just need a lot of them. I think I have just over 25
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    (Original post by englica)
    In the intro you just kind of explain the question, with the theory of tectonics, explain the different boundaries etc...with diagrams. define key terms like 'tectonic landscapes' etc... and case studies you don't need a lot of detail, you just need a lot of them. I think I have just over 25
    Oh okay, that's what I was gonna put in my intro but I just wanted to make sure. Crikey, looks like I need more case studies...
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    (Original post by Hench Goose)
    Oh okay, that's what I was gonna put in my intro but I just wanted to make sure. Crikey, looks like I need more case studies...
    haha, if you can't remember any details, just try to remember the name of some for every type of landform. ahh, i really hope it's not about the distribution of the landforms :/
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    Good Luke to us all, I for one am going to need it.

    Ben
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    wooo
    so pumped
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    (Original post by Becca...)
    wooo
    so pumped
    I wish, Dreading this exam.

    Ben
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    soo, how did everyone find it..?
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    Hey, i'm not sure i crossed the box stating which question i answered, (it was the tectonic one) does anyone know what happens if you do this - do they give you nothing or work out which question youve answered ?
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    (Original post by Sail2011)
    Hey, i'm not sure i crossed the box stating which question i answered, (it was the tectonic one) does anyone know what happens if you do this - do they give you nothing or work out which question youve answered ?
    They will work it out
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    (Original post by Amy_D6)
    soo, how did everyone find it..?
    HORRIBLE the worst exam I have done. the question was soooooo broad, There was virtually no structure offered by the question, not to mention I mucked up the timing! :mad:

    All in all the worst day of my life (or so it felt at the time )

    Ben
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    (Original post by Amy_D6)
    soo, how did everyone find it..?
    My timing went all wrong. Ended up missing out a case study that I had already spoken about in the methodology that I would use (my local one as well) and just had to say "This is where I would have put in ......... case study but I haven't got the time". Another case study ended up as bullet points and one as a spider diagram. I couldn't go into as much detail as I wanted with my other case studies and my hand writing is such a mess. But it was basically the same question which we had used as a mock and mine was too long then but I was told that it wouldn't be that long because it includes everything that could come up in the exam...then then question came up Oh and I only had one diagram two if you include the spider diagram of one of my case studies.

    Anyway, how did you find it?
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    (Original post by Drtux)
    HORRIBLE the worst exam I have done. the question was soooooo broad, There was virtually no structure offered by the question, not to mention I mucked up the timing! :mad:

    All in all the worst day of my life (or so it felt at the time )

    Ben
    I did that culture one and it was really broad as well. There is no way that it could have been properly answered in and hour and a half.
 
 
 
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