Step 1: State the problem.

You cannot solve a problem until you know exactly what it is.
My Problem is  "I need a date for Friday Night".

Step 2: Research the problem.

What will it take to solve my problem?
What do I know, and need to know, about my problem?
To solve my problem, "I need someone to take out Friday Night".
Who can I take?
 Examine the possibilities.
 Eliminate poor choices.
 Consider likely choices.

Step 3: Form a hypothesis.

A possible solution to my problem.
The simplest solution is often the best solution!
"My date will be ( Name )".

Step 4: Test the hypothesis.

Perform an experiment to see if your hypothesis works.
"Ask ( Name ) for a date Friday Night".

Step 5: Draw conclusions from the data.

Data are the results of an experiment. In its simplest form, there are only two possible conclusions:
(1) If your hypothesis was correct, you now have a date for Friday.
PROBLEM SOLVED!
(2) If your hypothesis was incorrect, the experiment failed.
DON'T GIVE UP!
DO MORE RESEARCH!
 What was wrong with your original hypothesis?
 Did you make a poor selection?
 Was your experiment flawed?
 Form another hypothesis based on additional research.
 Test your new hypothesis.

Continue this process until the problem is solved!
