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W.O.W. Factor

Words Of Wisdom for FPS Coaches and Students

The following is a list of prior W.O.W. Factor publications that were sent to coaches to keep them up to date and give specific tips for improving certain steps of the problem solving process.  Simply click on the dot to access the specific issue you would like to see.

1213 WOW 01 -- Team Composition

1213 WOW 02 -- Brainstorming

1213 WOW 03 -- Morphological Analysis                           

1213 WOW 04 -- Showing Research

1314 WOW 01 -- News; 2013 IC Winners                              

1314 WOW 02 -- Reading a Future Scene

1314 WOW 03 -- Writing Challenges                                   

1314 WOW 04 -- Underlying Problems

1314 WOW 05 -- Writing Solutions                                       

1314 WOW 06 -- Criteria & Grid 

1314 WOW 07 -- Action Plan                                              

1314 WOW 08 -- Showing Research                                          

1415 WOW 01 -- Common FPS Abbreviations                          

1415 WOW 02 -- Analyzing Your Scoresheet                            

1415 WOW 03 -- Tips for Analyzing Your Booklet          

1516 WOW 01 -- News; 2015 IC Winners

1516 WOW 02 -- Using an Article to Practice the Process       

1516 WOW 03 -- Tips for Practice Problem #2

1516 WOW 04 -- Writing Prompts for GIPS                              

1516 WOW 05 -- Writing Criteria & Using the Grid                   

1516 WOW 06 -- Key Tips for GIPS                                          

1516 WOW 07 -- Final Tips for the QP                                  

1516 WOW 08 -- Anatomy of a UP                            

1617 WOW 01 -- FPS Website Scavenger Hunt

1617 WOW 02 -- Understanding the Future Scene 

1617 WOW 03 -- Different Ways to Brainstorm                       

1617 WOW 04 -- What Makes an Excellent Challenge?

1617 WOW 05 -- What Makes a Good Underlying Problem?

1617 WOW 06 -- What Makes a Good Solution?

1617 WOW 07 -- Making Sense of Criteria                              

1718 WOW 01 -- News and "Hits & Hot Spots" Tool

1718 WOW 02 -- Using an Article to Practice the FPS Process

1718 WOW 03 -- Selecting Criteria 

1718 WOW 04 -- Criteria in Development of Action Plan

1819 WOW 01 --  2018 IC Winners & List of Web-Based Applications

1819 WOW 02 --  Using an Article to Practice the FPS Process  

1819 WOW 03 --  Dancing With Words

1920 WOW 01 --  Tips for Preparing for Problem #1: Intn'l Travel