Write it Do it

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Write it Do it

Postby BFan » June 21st, 2008, 2:46 pm

I'm not even sure if this event is in next year. Anyways, I also didn't know where this would fit under so I put it under building.
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby Pleiades » June 21st, 2008, 2:50 pm

This is an event next year. I'm not in this event but when I practice for it i prefer being the writer. Which do you prefer?

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Re: Write it Do it

Postby sachleen » June 21st, 2008, 3:02 pm

I think this would go under lab events, where you don't build something at home and take it to competition, but you also don't take a test about a subject.

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Re: Write it Do it

Postby andrewwski » June 21st, 2008, 3:14 pm

I think it's kind of iffy.

It will be an event in both B and C.

But is this thread not pointless? No specific questions or statements? What do you want to know about the event?
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby SiegeLord » June 21st, 2008, 10:10 pm

This is indeed more of a lab event that a building event, moved to reflect this fact.

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Re: Write it Do it

Postby sachleen » June 22nd, 2008, 10:40 am

andrewwski wrote:I think it's kind of iffy.

It will be an event in both B and C.

But is this thread not pointless? No specific questions or statements? What do you want to know about the event?


It may seem pointless now, but people just want to know what others are thinking about the event. If you've never done the event, a thread like this with general discussion on it could help a lot in understanding what the event is and how it all plays out.

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Re: Write it Do it

Postby Bryant » June 22nd, 2008, 10:44 am

i personally think this event has been in SO way too long.i think the concept is good, but it gets way too boring object after object, especially if you are a writer(i'm a writer)
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby sachleen » June 22nd, 2008, 10:50 am

I've never done it, but I have built the structures for my teammates for them to practice on.. exactly what changes from year to year? It seems like the same thing to me..

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Re: Write it Do it

Postby eak227 » June 22nd, 2008, 5:12 pm

It is the same event every year. The only rule change since 2003 was really just a clarification. The use of symbols has always been prohibited, but you are now allowed to use symbols that appear anywhere on a standard keyboard. That's it. I would really enjoy seeing event supervisors be required to use anything except standard construction sets like Lego, K'nex, Lincoln Logs, etc. It just encourages a real lack of variety. To truly test a student's ability to communicate, I think they should use something very spontaneous, something unexpected and stuff we haven't practiced for 6 years now.
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby sachleen » June 22nd, 2008, 6:12 pm

That would be a good challenge, I think everyone (except the people on my team this past year :roll: until i told them..) used coordinate system for lego parts. that makes it a lot easier.. but if there were non-lego parts you would have to think a little more.

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Re: Write it Do it

Postby BFan » June 23rd, 2008, 3:36 pm

Personally, I didn't get the point of only allowing students to use keys from a keyboard. Anyways, i'm the do-er. What did u guys place this year?
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby eak227 » June 23rd, 2008, 8:33 pm

We got 3rd... even though my builder is convinced she screwed up one step. You know the cross on top of the box thing? The x shape? Well she apparently thinks she switched the legs and put them in the wrong place. But hey. Best finish I've had at nats in WIDI.
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby gneissisnice » June 24th, 2008, 7:06 am

Spontaneous and creative isn't always best. They once gave toothpicks and styrofoam, which sucked. (though i guess thats not terribly creative)
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby Pleiades » June 26th, 2008, 9:27 am

tehkubix wrote:That would be a good challenge, I think everyone (except the people on my team this past year :roll: until i told them..) used coordinate system for lego parts. that makes it a lot easier.. but if there were non-lego parts you would have to think a little more.

What do you mean by coordinate system?

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Re: Write it Do it

Postby fleet130 » June 26th, 2008, 9:36 am

BFan wrote:I didn't get the point of only allowing students to use keys from a keyboard.
Rules Committee wrote:Symbols, drawings and diagrams are not allowed, with the exception of common punctuation and editing symbols.


The point is to define what "common punctuation and editing symbols" are allowed.
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