How to study and write for Geology

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How to study geology
What do you do with all the handouts during the lecture? What should you take notes on. There is so much material. Get the guidelines here by clicking on the Making Notes arrow. You'll be glad you did.
Study tips for Geology 101   PDF file PDF file
Not just how much time you spend studying, but how you study. Get your Geology studying tips here, from notetaking to reading your text and lab manual.
Dave's Tips for Student Success (especially in science courses)
Straight from the Geology Dept. Look at the raw notes. Then look at what copied over notes look like.
How to Read a Geologic Map
From Topological Maps to Contour maps. And then there's all those symbols and symbolizing symbols on geological maps. What do you do with Contacts, Faults, Strikes and Dips. And then all those different colors! This resource is on page 2 at the bottom. It's all right here in just 7 screens of color maps and explanations!
Reading Maps with a Critical Eye: Becoming an Informed Map Reader
Maine Geological Survey provides specific hints and tips for reading a geologic map!
Assignment Calculator You CAN beat the clock!
Having trouble getting long term assignments done? The calculator will automatically begin with today's date. Then put in the date the assignment is due. CLICK and voila. All the interim pieces, what you have to do each week to get it done on time, are laid out for you. No more excuses!
How to Read Topographical Maps
Topo what? Is this different from a regular map?
Technical Report Formats
Includes links to preparing engineering geology reports in both California and Washington State.