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Quiz covering the entire SIM?

 


Namowal  (A 63059)

Jul 30, 2012, 7:07 PM
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A few weeks ago I put a post here asking if there was an online quiz to help prepare me for the B-licence quiz. Some replies reminded me that it would be wise to study the SIM in its entirety (and beyond licence quiz time,) to make sure I was as safe and knowledgeable as possible.
With that in mind, are there any reliable quizzes (or lists of questions you should be able to answer) based on the SIM in its entirety? Not to cram for a specific quiz, but to test that I know the manual thoroughly?

Or is it time for me to make a box of flash cards?


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Jul 30, 2012, 7:33 PM
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http://www.dropzone.com/...i?post=145940#145940


GLIDEANGLE  (D 30292)

Jul 31, 2012, 8:56 AM
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1. Knowing the entire SIM sounds admirable.... But may not be a good idea. Much of the back of the SIM is irrelevant for someone with 65 jumps.

If I had to chose between you (@65 jumps) spending time to learn how to fly a predictable pattern, separate traffic in the pattern, track straight and far, use flat turns, and manage emergency procedures OR learn about wing suits, high altitude jumps, camera jumps, and demo jumps.....there is no contest!

Mastering the essential stuff is is a much better investment of time for you than filling your head with esoterica at this point.

2. The act of creating your own quiz is far more helpful for learning than simply taking someone else's quiz.

3. Flash cards are a wonderful thing. I made lots of them to learn skydiving stuff as I progressed through my licenses and ratings. At various times I used both 3x5 index cards and electronic flash cards on my smart phone.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jul 31, 2012, 9:19 AM
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http://www.makeithappen.com/products/uspaexam.html


Namowal  (A 63059)

Jul 31, 2012, 1:00 PM
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In reply to:
1. Knowing the entire SIM sounds admirable.... But may not be a good idea. Much of the back of the SIM is irrelevant for someone with 65 jumps.

If I had to chose between you (@65 jumps) spending time to learn how to fly a predictable pattern, separate traffic in the pattern, track straight and far, use flat turns, and manage emergency procedures OR learn about wing suits, high altitude jumps, camera jumps, and demo jumps.....there is no contest!

Mastering the essential stuff is is a much better investment of time for you than filling your head with esoterica at this point.

2. The act of creating your own quiz is far more helpful for learning than simply taking someone else's quiz.

3. Flash cards are a wonderful thing. I made lots of them to learn skydiving stuff as I progressed through my licenses and ratings. At various times I used both 3x5 index cards and electronic flash cards on my smart phone.

Thanks, GLIDEANGLE and DSE!


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jul 31, 2012, 9:39 PM
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Yes, Jen...If all you are interested in is passing a test, then yes, glideangle and others have a point in not clouding your mind with stuff that's not really relevant for B license...some specialty jumps and such. If that's the case, the Study Guide will get you through. Unfortunately for the sport, way too many people are only interested in just that...pass the test, get the license....knowledge and understanding comes in a distant second.

But, I get the distinct feeling that you want more than just passing a test....and I am particularly happy for that and rightfully so. I still strongly encourage you to learn as much as you can, as quickly as you can, about all of it....you'll be better, and safer, for it.

It's worrisome that experienced jumpers would try to lead you astray to focus only on the particular license knowledge in opposition to learning as much as you can. Sad, really.


GLIDEANGLE  (D 30292)

Aug 2, 2012, 9:14 AM
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Re: [popsjumper] Quiz covering the entire SIM? [In reply to] Can't Post

1. I never said a thing about preparing for licensing exams. I was talking about development as a skydiver.

2. I was approaching the issue as a question of how to allocate limited study time.... where to get the most bang for the time spent.

3. Here are examples of the trade-offs that I am talking about:

Which makes more sense for this jumper to invest time in studying?

Example 1:
http://www.uspa.org/...bid/171/Default.aspx
OR
http://www.bigairsportz.com/pdf/bas-sizingchart.pdf (all 22 pages)

Example 2:
http://www.uspa.org/...bid/170/Default.aspx
OR
http://www.performancedesigns.com/...urbulence-Hazard.pdf



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