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Facies models are often abstract and difficult for undergraduate students to fully understand. As a result, they tend to memorize idealized diagrams from text books that can be reproduced for an exam, then forgotten. The purpose of this exercise is to help students understand a model by "building" it "piece by piece" and relating the various components to concepts they learned earlier in the semester, such as energy relationships, base level, facies, facies associations, and Walther's Law. It is designed to begin as an in-class discussion led by the instructor using a black or white board, followed by group collaboration, out-of-class exercises, and concluding with a formal examination. The example provided here is for a prograding shoreface system; however, the same approach can be applied to any depositional system.

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    • Grade 1
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    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140611183951213T,NSDL,Vocational/Professional Development Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601

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    English

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