Write It Do It B/C

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby hscmom » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:10 am

Hmmm. I always thought of Legos being easier than most things.

If we're on a baseplate and the Lego goes on the baseplate, then we describe how many pegs from the closest corner the block starts on and its orientation (N-S or E-W) and assume it's nubs up (and describe if it's upside down or whatever).

if we're not on a baseplate, just start with the easiest block to start with.

Blocks that go on the lower level are simply described in relationship to the block their on.

Legos are a lot easier than loops with pipe cleaners, where to put toothpicks in balls, etc.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby MistyBlob » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:34 pm

mnstrviola wrote:It seems there's a general pattern that at Regionals there are usually Legos and things that are meant to be built with, while at Nats it's a bunch of random stuff. States is sorta in the middle.


At regionals this year they gave me a paper plate to stick toothpicks In, and beads and Gummi bears to stick on the toothpicks. Not Legos, pretty random. But my partner and I still got 2nd!

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Blwrunner » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:20 pm

At regionals ours was quite easy! It was just K'nexs and a pipe cleaner, we only got third though. But, our write it/do it at the Comet invitational was quite a bit more challenging. We did horrible there and got tenth!! :oops: I'm hoping that states will be just a step up from regionals.
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Experimental Design- 1st place
Metric Mastery- 2nd place
Water Quality- 2nd place


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Water Quality- 1st place
Write it/do it- 3rd place
Forestry- 4th place

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby isaysroar » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:14 pm

Hey! I was there it wasn't that easy... although I did get 2nd. It hurt my hand though:P See you at States! :D
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Cjkowalcz » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:56 pm

Blwrunner you think it was easy? Try being the writer! Haha :D
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Blwrunner » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:51 pm

It wasn't hard, if I finished before other teams I think we could have won cjkowalcz!
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Experimental Design- 1st place
Metric Mastery- 2nd place
Water Quality- 2nd place


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Water Quality- 1st place
Write it/do it- 3rd place
Forestry- 4th place

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Cjkowalcz » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:25 am

Hey guys, I have this event soon! I feel like Write It Do It always puts more stress on the writer.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Skink » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:31 pm

That's because it does. Think of it like this:

A bad writer's performance affects both scoring of the writer's and doer's parts.
A bad doer's performance affects only scoring of the doer's part.

Of course, for this event more than any other, you do need two to tango.

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby mrburrito » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:50 pm

I don't get to compete in this at nationals, which makes me very very unhappy. Humph. :evil:
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby FueL » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:16 pm

I've done both parts of widi, and for me, being a doer was more stressful. I would never recommend widi to someone who doesn't think they could handle pressure well.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby hc1220 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:14 pm

Really? I feel sorry for my writer haha. I really like doer and don't find it that stressful.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Cjkowalcz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:37 pm

Our Write It Do It at states was very simple, and I think it just came down to which builder finished first. It was 100% Legos with 4 separate pillars making a square with a roof over top.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby hscmom » Thu May 02, 2013 2:46 am

My kids (a B and a C -- one was a writer, one a doer) said the State WIDI was too easy. A good WIDI needs to be challenging enough to naturally rank the kids. When my 12 yo doer left the room she said that everyone's build looked identical. It was no surprise that the WIDI scores were the last to be turned in and they came in half way through the award ceremony! The poor judge had to break a 25 way tie for C and a 25 way tie for B because everyone nailed it... Our kids were disappointed that they didn't really get to show off what they've been working on. It's sort of like going in to take a math test and every problem is simply adding two one-digit positive integers. Everyone gets it right and the tie breakers end up being who wrote the number 7 the neatest... Sigh.

An easy WIDI doesn't really let the best prepared teams shine. A too-easy one can be done well by most teams - a harder one will result in good builds (ones that match) bad builds and everyting in between.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby hc1220 » Thu May 02, 2013 3:09 am

Our write it do it was marshmallows and toothpicks. Personally I thought it was too easy (finished in five minutes and got first), but there were people that apparently thought it was super hard
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby hc1220 » Sun May 19, 2013 2:28 am

Got fifth :)
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