Write It Do It B/C

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby scienceswimmer4 » September 28th, 2014, 4:57 pm

In my two years of doing this event(I know.. very experienced.. jk) I have learned that I usually forgot to do abbreviations unless they are ones used in everyday life. Ex: Inches to In. Centimeters to Cm. My partner and I just basically decided to create different names for various nouns, such as the popsicle stick. we basically called them pop sticks, because it was shorter and easier to write down. TECHNICALLY its not an abbreviation :lol:

As for adjectives, we used simple descriptions most of the time. mini, small, big, light/dark (colored), vertical, horizontal, flat, top, ect...

I have been both a writer and a doer in competition, so if you are stressing about being able to have a common understanding with your partner, take a chill pill and let it all come easily. Good luck to you all!
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby GoofyFoofer » September 28th, 2014, 7:43 pm

Alright.
Thanks for the tips, mom and swimmer!
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby hscmom » September 29th, 2014, 2:25 pm

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby GoofyFoofer » October 3rd, 2014, 9:52 pm

Does anybody have some tips for the doer?
Thanks!
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby azuritemalachite » October 10th, 2014, 1:49 pm

GoofyFoofer, I would practice a lot so can get to know the writer's style. During the event, time does matter so be efficient as possible. If you're stuck, re-read that part so you can understand it. If you're a little confused on a part then try to check it so you don't lose major points.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby hscmom » October 10th, 2014, 7:41 pm

A few doer tips? Maybe these are really obvious... I don't know.

1) Sometimes, turn off the timer and grab a highlighter. As you work through the build, stop to underline things you want to talk to the writer about. Was something especially well written? Or, hard to understand?
2) On days you don't work with your partner, practice your measurements (angles, distances). Draw two dots 8 cm apart (guess and then measure). Arrange two sticks at 40 degrees (guess then measure). The writer should practice measuring things.
3) If you tend to lose your place in the directions (say, you just did step 5 and you skip 6 and jump to 7), consider grabbing an item and using it as a marker that you move through your instructions.
4) Obvious, but don't be distracted by others in the room. Learn to zone in on your own work.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby samlan16 » November 13th, 2014, 12:25 pm

Does anybody have some tips for the doer?
Thanks!
I guess this also applies to the writer, but what my team does (6 people doing WIDI) is we all write and then build each others' instructions. We separate into two groups so we do not have to build the same structure that we wrote. This way, we know what the builder wants to see in our instructions, and we are more precise. We typically edit each others' instructions to show that.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Boombloxer2 » December 2nd, 2014, 2:34 pm

To be honest there are probably bigger differences between regions/competitions than between divisions, but C is usually more complex. You're (hopefully) not going to see a lot of Legos or K'nex at C level, but then again who knows you might.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby samlan16 » December 2nd, 2014, 2:49 pm

To be honest there are probably bigger differences between regions/competitions than between divisions, but C is usually more complex. You're (hopefully) not going to see a lot of Legos or K'nex at C level, but then again who knows you might.
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I have had both Legos and Knex before, but then again one of those was at the GA state tournament and the event was thrown out, so it's not like it mattered. XD
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby GoofyFoofer » December 2nd, 2014, 3:46 pm

To be honest there are probably bigger differences between regions/competitions than between divisions, but C is usually more complex. You're (hopefully) not going to see a lot of Legos or K'nex at C level, but then again who knows you might.
Ya SURREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. LAWL
I have had both Legos and Knex before, but then again one of those was at the GA state tournament and the event was thrown out, so it's not like it mattered. XD
What do you mean, "the event was thrown out"?!?! :shock:
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