Write It Do It B/C

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby zyzzyva980 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:21 pm

It probably depends on how you use them. Bullets would be straight out. You'd have to be careful with hyphens and honestly, I probably wouldn't use them. If you're going to make a list you might as well just number it 1., 2., 3., etc.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby TheBookworm » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:29 pm

Personally I don't think lists/bullets or whatnot are a good idea. Yes, it makes it slightly more difficult for the doer to understand, but it's possible, and doing lists is harder for the writer sometimes. It takes a second or two to go to the next line, write the number and a dot then continue with your instructions, not only does this time add up, but it interrupts the writer's train of thought. The writer in my team, she just writes solid blocks of text with no punctuation or anything; it's just one long sentence that can be several pages. This might not work for everyone, but I feel that lists can be slightly dangerous. By the way, good luck to you all for your competitions.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby isaysroar » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:41 pm

I still can't believe I got points taken off for scribbling over words instead of erasing them. They said a simple streak across the word was OK but I scribbled:P
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby mrburrito » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:48 am

I almost got taken off for that once, at an invitational, but they were nice. I now always bring a good eraser, partially because my strategy consists of forgeting about the fancy stuff, and just writing one gigantic paragraph.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby isaysroar » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:54 am

Wow i can't believe they almost disqualified you for that. Ye I naturally am too lazy to erase so i scribble. It's easier Lol
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Cjkowalcz » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:07 pm

What should I expect at states? Is it going to be more legos, knex, etc.? Or is it harder?
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby isaysroar » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:55 pm

Usually they like to mix everything together, even for Regionals. I remember doing WIDI for the first time and they were nice enough to give us a pipe cleaner, kinex, with a border of legos around it just to make it a little bit harder for all of us (sarcasm applied) :x
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby mrburrito » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:35 pm

Yeah, they could use a lot of things that you may have not seen. My state likes to fold every single thing in half, which is troublesome with writing.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby hc1220 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:48 am

My state always uses uncommon or unexpected materials, but theyre always well structured. This year was marshmallows and toothpicks (I guess kind of standard) and last year were weird connect things and pennies
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby isaysroar » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:06 pm

I think people should really practice with legos. They are usually really hard to explain and make sense of to the judges. Although you're partner may know what you're talking about not so much the judge.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Cjkowalcz » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:29 pm

We seem to do fine with Legos, but knex are a hit or miss. (It was a hit at regionals :D )
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby isaysroar » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:57 pm

Well how do you describe legos in the directions?
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby hc1220 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:20 pm

My writer describes it with color and number of dots, and using coordinates on the bases for placing things. Then we always use the long side to describe which way it's pointing.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby isaysroar » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:05 am

hc1220 wrote:My writer describes it with color and number of dots, and using coordinates on the bases for placing things. Then we always use the long side to describe which way it's pointing.


Oh ok that's smart:P I usually described legos with the number of holes under it...but that turned into a mess :?
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby hc1220 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:22 am

Haha the weirdest thing: my writer is BETTER at describing random things, like found at nationals, than in describing structures IMO
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