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Write it Do it

Posted: June 21st, 2008, 2:46 pm
by BFan
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.
Discuss:

Re: Write it Do it

Posted: June 21st, 2008, 2:50 pm
by Pleiades
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?

Re: Write it Do it

Posted: June 21st, 2008, 3:02 pm
by sachleen
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.

Re: Write it Do it

Posted: June 21st, 2008, 3:14 pm
by andrewwski
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?

Re: Write it Do it

Posted: June 21st, 2008, 10:10 pm
by SiegeLord
This is indeed more of a lab event that a building event, moved to reflect this fact.

Re: Write it Do it

Posted: June 22nd, 2008, 10:40 am
by sachleen
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.

Re: Write it Do it

Posted: June 22nd, 2008, 10:44 am
by Bryant
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)

Re: Write it Do it

Posted: June 22nd, 2008, 10:50 am
by sachleen
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..

Re: Write it Do it

Posted: June 22nd, 2008, 5:12 pm
by eak227
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.

Re: Write it Do it

Posted: June 22nd, 2008, 6:12 pm
by sachleen
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.