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So tomorrow is the Dynamic Planet exam. I noticed that a thread hadn't been made on it so here is one now. Everybody feel free to ask questions or discuss here.
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what is likely to come up do you think?
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The case studies for Section B and C always come up every year. So Coasts/Rivers and Extreme Environments/Oceans.
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can someone help with these two questions I cannot remember how to answer!

Examine the uniqueness of one culture of a community in a hot arid/polar region you have studied.
Explain how how people are adapted to srvive extreme environments.

8 Marks + 3 Spag
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How do you answer 8 mark questions? I have forgotten
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(Original post by physicsamor)
Examine the uniqueness of one culture of a community in a hot arid/polar region you have studied.
Explain how how people are adapted to srvive extreme environments.

8 Marks + 3 Spag
For the first one, talk about the culture of a community like the languages in the Arctic and then cultural dilution.
For the second one, talk about transport, food, clothing and building design.

EDIT: Not Arctic, Alaska. Look at your textbook if you have it.

(Original post by Meggy moo 1)
How do you answer 8 mark questions? I have forgotten
I don't think there is a particular structure. I have never heard of a standard layout for an 8 marker.
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Hoping for an LEDC/MEDC Volcano/Earthquake, MEDC Volcano would be cheeky nandos... Biosphere is awful cant lie
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As many points as you can think of, and explain them all. right at the end, link it back to question
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How do you answer 8 mark questions? I have forgotten
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Explain how people are adapted to survived extreme environments
(Polar Region)

Inuits adapt to life in extreme polar environment as Inuits are short and stocky, helping to conserve heat. Clothing is multi-layered and uses local skins and furs. Also, farming is not possible. Traditionally, seasonal hunting was vital, with food being frozen or salted. The Inuit and Saami adapted to diets based on protein and flat. Furthermore, in homes, steep roofs are needed to shed snow, and modern buildings are triple glazed and face into the sun to maximise solar gain. They are built on stilts to avoid problems of melting the frozen ground (permafrost).

This was marked by my geography teacher as 6/6 but you want an 8 marker so I'll add an extra point:

Camels, which can cope with aridity, were used in the past and travel was often at night. Modern roads and rails have to be designed to cope with heat and resist buckling

Sorry for the long paragraph
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As many points as you can think of, and explain them all. right at the end, link it back to question
Would I have to give a contrasting point to the question if I could?
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Okay Examine the Uniqueness of culture question:
In Australia, the aboriginals people are unique as they have traditonal systems for collecting water and irrigating crops, this is important for finding food and water during extreme droughts, such as the desert shrub. This is also more sustainable. Therefore it increases their chance of survival. In addition, the Aboriginals have many traditional cultural events through music which contribute the uniquess of their culture, however due to cultural dilution the cultural ceremonies are being faked to gain money from tourism. Furthermore the aborginals are important as they understand the importance of protecting the national enviroment therefore they are less likely to pose a human threat to the hot arid environment. Sinmarly in Alaska, iniuts have their own historical events which they use to share stories in their own language to help keep their culture alive.

How much would I get
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I'm so worried that the questions are going to be phrased in a confusing way so I won't know which case studies to use
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i probably would tbh, my teacher never told me that tho so i dont know
(Original post by Meggy moo 1)
Would I have to give a contrasting point to the question if I could?
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I'm so nervous! I'm doing coastal change and oceans on the edge
Geography exam questions are always worded so meanly- I bet this time tomorrow I'll be drowning in my own tears
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Oh and for 8 markers isn't it just 4 points+explanation? Hm
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Oh and for 8 markers isn't it just 4 points+explanation? Hm
Yeah thats what all our teachers say, because the examiners always looking for it.

Btw, what case studys are you focusing on for Coasts and Oceans on the Edge?
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I have a slight feeling that the geography exam tomorrow will probably be easy but since I'm genuinely bad at geography, I'll find it so hard.
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(Original post by ImagineCats)
I'm so nervous! I'm doing coastal change and oceans on the edge
Geography exam questions are always worded so meanly- I bet this time tomorrow I'll be drowning in my own tears
You're not alone there
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(Original post by harrydaveis14)
Yeah thats what all our teachers say, because the examiners always looking for it.

Btw, what case studys are you focusing on for Coasts and Oceans on the Edge?
Coasts: Holderness (Hornsea, Mappleton, Spun head)
Oceans: Soufriere bay and North Sea
You?
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