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Write It Do It B/C

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby jazzy009 » September 12th, 2009, 5:53 am

New for this year: we can write single letters. Does anyone thing that will help for anything? I suppose you could use it as a numbering system but I always use...well numbers.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby IZhou186 » September 13th, 2009, 10:19 pm

how do you practice for write it do it?

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Arthur » September 16th, 2009, 2:58 pm

New for this year: we can write single letters. Does anyone thing that will help for anything? I suppose you could use it as a numbering system but I always use...well numbers.
what does it mean when it says single letters?

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » September 16th, 2009, 3:13 pm

Probably that you can write letters without attaching them to anything else, like R and L for right and left, stuff like that. It could potentially be helpful in saving time, I guess.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby sweetcoop » September 16th, 2009, 3:31 pm

how do you practice for write it do it?

To pratice you get enough materials of for your state probably legos, or K'nex something like that(every state uses something different with what i have heard, for example Colorado is a Bass ackwards state cause we use crafting materials and random stuff) so your coach can build two exact modles. than you use one have the writer write for it that take it apart that have the builder build. Than you look at the other modle and see how close you were.

Other ways to pratice are verbally but that is not how competition is. This will help you understand what you partner means when he writes something down. What you do is have the two modles again but this time you have one that is taken apart than your partner has one that he won't touch. than you sit with your backs to eachother than your partner tries to explain how to build the modle to you.

Also for the person that asked about the single letter. What you are allowed to use is any character that you can type using the shift key and one other key on the standard 101 Keyboard. so !@#$%^&*()_+can all be used but ☺☻♥♦♣♠•◘○ which were made with the alt key and the numpad are not allowed. so yes a single letter is allowed. Single letters will be helpful for shorthand and can save you time while writing. Hope i helped.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby physicsphan » September 16th, 2009, 5:01 pm

Probably that you can write letters without attaching them to anything else, like R and L for right and left, stuff like that. It could potentially be helpful in saving time, I guess.
The addition was added more for clarify that writing "...in the shape of an L" was okay.

While you can abbreviate the word "right" with R, do not forget that you need to define it at some point.

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby IZhou186 » September 16th, 2009, 5:56 pm

Oh, I see how to practice now.

Thanks sweetcoop!

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby jazzy009 » September 17th, 2009, 2:28 pm

The addition was added more for clarify that writing "...in the shape of an L" was okay.
Does that really clarify it? While it says we can use single letters, I believe it doesn't say we can use them as a symbol for what the object looks like. I think the only thing this changes is people can now "letter" their steps (I choose to number...).

If someone has the answer, post it please.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby sweetcoop » September 19th, 2009, 4:01 pm

The addition was added more for clarify that writing "...in the shape of an L" was okay.
Does that really clarify it? While it says we can use single letters, I believe it doesn't say we can use them as a symbol for what the object looks like. I think the only thing this changes is people can now "letter" their steps (I choose to number...).

If someone has the answer, post it please.
You can use a single letter to describe the shape if the object is in the shape of the letter. you CANNOT draw the general shape of the object as stated and the rules and you also CANNOT indent your writing so that the paragraph is in the shape of the object. I have not done this but people from the team my Middle School sci O coach use to coach had people do that. than again that was also in Colorado but still don't tempt the judges. Single letters also can save time, like using 'u' for 'you', 'c' for 'see' just simple shorthand
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