24 Class TUE NOV 23
Riddle: The Soccer Penalty Kick
What’s the smartest kick?
To the shooter’s strong side, which the goalie is more likely to guard?
Or to the shooter’s weak side, which the goalie is more likely to block if he guesses right?
The authors of Think Like a Freak give us some details to help us decide.
- The goal is 12 yards away.
- It’s 8 yards wide and 8 feet tall.
- You will kick the ball at 80 miles per hour.
- The kick will arrive at the net in 0.306818 seconds
- I know that because: https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/math/speed-distance-time-calculator.php/
- The goalie can’t wait for you to kick. He has to guess and fling his body toward his choice before you make contact with the ball.
- Overall, at the elite level, 75% of penalty kicks are successful.
- If he chooses wrong, your odds of success are about 90%.
- You want him to choose wrong.
- Whether you’re left- or right-footed, 57% of goalies will guard your strong side. 41% of the time, they’ll guard your weak side.
Answer in the Reply field below and Post Comment:
- What’s the best way to improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t?
- Why do so few kickers make the most logical choice?
- Sample advice for Visual Rewrite
- Your Visual Rewrite is an ongoing opportunity to improve on your first draft.
- MANY of you have posted, and the posts are brilliantly detailed, much more so than similar assignments from earlier semesters. Congratulations.
- If you haven’t yet revised your Visual Rhetoric argument, consider reading some of your classmates’ recent Visual Rewrite posts to see just how detailed they can be.
- Even if you HAVE posted your Rewrite, doublecheck it against the list of 14 Fails For Grammar Rules.
- ALSO, in case you haven’t already, analyze the EFFECTIVENESS of the video. Any thorough Rhetorical Analysis will include an assessment of how well (or poorly) the creators accomplished their goals.
- Reminder: Grammar Basics Exercise
- We did this exercise in class last week, but I forgot to assign it to one section.
- If you haven’t yet completed the exercise, do so today, please.
- HINT: most of your classmates have missed 5 or more FFG corrections.
- To do the job right, review the 14 Fails For Grammar Rules from last week’s Agenda.
- In Class Exercise: “Only” Abuse and Misuse
- DUE in class today TUE NOV 23
Take Home Task
- THU DEC 02.
- The first draft of your 3000-word Research Position Paper will be due.
- This is the compilation of your three short 1000-word arguments carefully combined into a single well-reasoned research paper that is the culmination of your semester’s work on a single hypothesis.)
- TUE DEC 07.
- Our last full-class meeting for the semester.
- Your Annotated Bibliography and Reflective Statements will be due, completing your Portfolio.
- On our last day in class, we will double-check your Portfolio for completeness, certify it complete, and schedule your Final Grade Conference.
- Finals Week FRI DEC 10—THU DEC 16.
- We will not meet as a class.
- Instead of a Final Exam, you’ll meet with your professor one time in a one-on-one Zoom room to conduct your “Final Grade Conference.”
- Conferences will be held on MON DEC 13, TUE DEC 14, and WED DEC 15.
- Only 4 classes remain.
- Counting today.
- Your Portfolio deadline is just two weeks away.
- If you’ve been keeping up.
- By now you have posted your 3 short arguments (Definition, Causal, and Rebuttal)
- You have posted your Visual Rhetoric Rewrite
- You have a robust White Paper with purposeful summaries of 10-15 mostly academic sources ready to export to your Annotated Bibliography.
- You’ll have no trouble posting the first draft of your Research Position Paper by THU DEC 02.
- There are no deadlines for your Short Paper Rewrites.
- But when your Portfolio is complete, on TUE DEC 07, it will have to include TWO of your THREE short arguments (you choose which two).