24 Class TUE NOV 23

24 Class TUE NOV 23

penalty kick

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
  • 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:

  1. What’s the best way to improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t?
  2. Why do so few kickers make the most logical choice?

Class Work

  • 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.

Take Home Task

End-of-Semester Schedule

  • 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).

28 Responses to 24 Class TUE NOV 23

  1. davidbdale says:

    Why do you assume the players are men?

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  2. zipemup1 says:

    kick opposite your strong side for the best odds

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  3. littlecow24 says:

    1. To improve your odds of getting the ball in, I would say randomize when you use your weak side and strong side. It is about 50/50 for what side the goalie guards, and 75% of kicks are successful anyways. You may want to sway towards your bad side but not too much to be predictable.
    2. Few kickers make the most logical choice because it is hard for them to know which side the kicker is going to use. In a stressful situation they may jump with the strong side and the kicker would choose their weak side.

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  4. minutemen14 says:

    What’s the best way to improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t?
    The best way is to study which side the goalie goes to most often and use that to your advantage. Many goalies have a side they most dominantly go to.

    Why do so few kickers make the most logical choice?
    Most kickers are so anxious to make the kick that they just want to focus on what feels most comfortable and do not go for the most logical based on the goalie they’re facing.

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  5. kingofcamp says:

    1. In order to improve your odds of kicking a ball where the goalie isn’t is to kick the ball on your weaker side since the goalie, most likely, isn’t anticipating for you to kick on your weaker side.
    2. Few kickers make logical choices because kickers are under a lot of pressure since the moment is a one on one and because of the rowdy crowds, team members, and coaches.
    3. I am assuming the players are men because the picture showcases men.

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  6. toastedflatbread22 says:

    -To improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t guarding, I think the best plan of action is to kick randomly; sometimes to the left, sometimes to the right.
    -The goalie will never be able to predict which way the ball will go, and the kicker will only know at the moment where they want to send the ball
    -So few kickers make the most logical choice because it is a game of chance and it is extremely difficult to choose the correct way to kick the ball
    -They have a 50/50 chance of being successful or unsuccessful

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  7. Lunaduna says:

    Riddle: The Soccer Penalty Kick
    1. To improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie is not, is to kick the ball using your weaker side.
    2. Most kickers will shoot the ball from their stronger side, which the goalie tends to guard more often.

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  8. spaghettitacosforthesoul says:

    1. Kicking the ball on the goalie’s weakest side because you have a higher likelihood of getting the ball into the goal.
    2. Most kickers are probably trying to trick the goalie, but the goalie might be so used to be being tricked that kickers won’t try to use the safest route.

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  9. levixvice says:

    The player would use his left foot, being his strong side, to kick the ball towards the goal, and the goalie wouldn’t be able to guard the goal in time.

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  10. zzbrd2822 says:

    The best way to improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t is by angling your body so it appears you are kicking in one direction; however, you kick in the opposite direction. This should be randomized so that the goalie doesn’t pick up on a particular pattern.
    Few kickers make the most logical choice because they tend to always kick from their strong side, which the goalie picks up on.

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  11. ilovedunkinoverstarbucks says:

    Improving the odds of getting the kick in the goal is to think that the goalie is dominant on his right side so go for his left unless you have truly studied the goal and then take advantage of his weak side
    Kickers I believe do not think much about the goalie but more getting the ball into the goal based on their dominant side and not the goalies dominant side

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  12. minutemen14 says:

    Kicker Correct Choice
    -Only 2% of the time does the goalie stay right in the middle
    -Therefore kicking it straight down the middl eliminates any chance if the goalie jumps to either side

    Child Car Safety
    -is it their own home?
    -what are they looking at in the sky

    The importance of using only correctly
    -“She told him that she loved him”
    -Putting “only” in between any of these words changes the meaning of the entire sentence
    -The team “only” scored 8 points. This implies that scoring was all the team did and nothing else.

    Insurance Example
    -putting only in certain spots can completely change the liability of an insurance company to reimburse you.
    -This can change the type of situation, the amount of reimbursement, and if you will even get any reimbursement at all.

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  13. ilovedunkinoverstarbucks says:

    Penalty Kick:
    -Goal is 12 yards away
    -Goal is 8 yards wide and 9 feet tall
    -Ball will be kicked at 80 miles an hour
    -Kick will arrive in 0.306818 seconds
    -Elite level 75% of penalty kicks are successful
    End of Semester:
    -First essay draft due December 2
    -December 7 last full class meeting
    -Annotated bibliography and reflective statements are due
    -Double check portfolio and schedule final grade conference
    Eliminate 2nd person language:
    -You, your, yours, yourself, yourselves
    -Commonly used in speech but can create distance between writers and readers
    -”We” can be substituted for you

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  14. zzbrd2822 says:

    In class today, we discussed a riddle regarding the soccer penalty kick. What would be the smartest kick? Would it be to the shooter’s strong side, which the goalie is more likely to guard? Or would it be to the shooter’s weak side, which the goalie is more likely to block if he guesses right? I feel the best way to improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t, is by angling your body so it appears you are kicking in one direction; however, you kick in the opposite direction. This should be randomized so that the goalie doesn’t pick up on a particular pattern. Few kickers make the most logical choice because they tend to always kick from their strong side, which the goalie picks up on. Next, we reviewed the end-of-semester schedule. We discussed due dates for the Portfolio assignments and what is included in the Portfolio. 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.” We then talked about advice about rewriting your visual rhetoric. They should provide enough detail so that the reader not only visualizes the basics of the setting and the action but can also understand how the details impose interpretations on the viewers. We also briefly touched on the Grammar Exercise. Next, we discussed the correct and incorrect uses of the word “only”. The placement of “only” in a sentence changes the meaning of the sentence. Lastly, we discussed how we shouldn’t use “you” or any 2nd person language.

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  15. littlecow24 says:

    -75% of penalty kicks are successful at an elite level of soccer
    1. To improve your odds of getting the ball in, I would say randomize when you use your weak side and strong side. It is about 50/50 for what side the goalie guards, and 75% of kicks are successful anyways. You may want to sway towards your bad side but not too much to be predictable.
    2. Few kickers make the most logical choice because they are most likely to kick with their strong side, knowing they are likely to get the ball into the goal. The goalie will go to the strong side because that is what they believe is logical, therefore stopping the ball.

    -Portfolio work is due sooner than we know
    -Be sure your White Paper is in order to create your Annotated Bib
    -Short paper rewrites can be edited until final conferences (⅔ in portfolio)
    -Keep revising your work until your final grade conference

    -Adding more detail to your Visual Rhetoric is not counting the number of flags in the back or counting the stripes in a flag. Detail that adds to rhetorical value is necessary, but not details that are just there for detail
    -Critique the effectiveness of the argument. Is it a good argument? Let the reader know!
    -You have to deal with moments that don’t seem like they have any value. You have to address everything

    -“The team only scored 8 points in the 4th quarter” to “The team scored only 8 points…”
    -“Only” modifies what it follows immediately. The team did not just score, but they scored only 8 points
    -“She told him that she loved him”
    Only she : her and no one else
    Only told: Doesn’t mean she meant it
    Only him: she just told him
    Only that: just loved him and nothing else
    Only she: no one else loved him, only her
    Only loved: she didn’t like him, just loved him. That is all she did
    Only him: she loved no one else but him
    Him only: same as only him

    -Be aware when you use “you”, “yourself”, etc
    -Eliminate these from your essays
    -You can replace “you” with “we”

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  16. kingofcamp says:

    English Comp II Lecture Notes (11.23.21)
    Riddle
    o What is the smartest kick?
    o 1. In order to improve your odds of kicking a ball where the goalie isn’t is to kick the ball on your weaker side since the goalie, most likely, isn’t anticipating for you to kick on your weaker side.
    o 2. Few kickers make logical choices because kickers are under a lot of pressure since the moment is a one on one and because of the rowdy crowds, team members, and coaches.
     (posted already)
    Overview of the Final Few Weeks
    o First draft of my 3000-wrd Research Position Paper will be due on December 2nd
    o Next week will be an introduction to the annotated bibliography and reflection statement (December 2nd/December 7th)
    o Last full-class meeting will be December 7th
    o “Final Grade Conference” will be held December 13th, December 14th, and December 15th
    o There are no deadlines for the short rewrites—unless my portfolio is graded
    o keep rewriting!!
    Class Work
    o Visual Rewrite
    o Details
     more detail is a good first choice
     which details are most important?
     do not add details “for the sake of adding details”
    o Concentrate on the Rhetoric Half
     critique the effectiveness of the argument
    o Review another Visual Rewrite
     use as an example: what to look for, what to avoid, etc.
    o Grammar Basics Exercise
    o Do that!
    o Grammar Exercise—my username
    o copy and past paragraph, make grammar edits
    o (14 corrections to make)
     (fix one twice)

    Only, Used Correctly
    o Task attached
    o “The team only scored 8 points in the 4th quarter.”
    o wrong
    o The rule abut only is that it modifies what if follows immediately
    o “The team only scored 8 points in the 4th quarter.”
     what else did the tea do?
     only is limiting this sentence
    o “The team only …
    o “Only she told him that she loved him.”
    o she and nobody else
    o “She only told him that she loved him.”
    o she doesn’t love him
    o she ONLY TOLD him, did not show it, prove it.
    o “She told only him that she loved him.”
    o she told ONLY him, no one else
    o “She told him only she loved him”
    o She ONLY loves him, nothing more
    o Etc.
    o See how only changes the meaning of a sentence?
    o THIS IS IMPORTANT (REMEMBER THIS IN THE FUTURE)
    o “It Matters When It Matters” task activity
    o make sure to come back to; good for future use
    Enough About You
    o TASK ATTACHED
    o Do not use 2nd person language in my writing (in this class0
    o “You” creates a distance between me and my readers
    o “We” is inclusive

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  17. toastedflatbread22 says:

    Warm-Up
    -Goalies in soccer play a game of chance because they have to choose how they want to guard
    -By the time the ball is kicked, it’s too late, so the goalie has to make a decision in advance
    -The best chance for kicking the ball in is to kick it in the center, but most kickers don’t do this because they would look really stupid if the goalie stopped them-the stakes are too high for that
    Schedule
    -There are four classes left, including today
    -The 3000-word paper is due a week from Thursday
    -The Portfolio is due in two weeks
    -If the paper is posted by Dec 2, it can be revised by Dec 7, when the portfolio is due
    -Grading conferences will be on Dec 13, Dec 14, and Dec 15
    Visual Rhetoric
    -It is important to add detail, however, detail for the sake of detail is not helpful
    -Writers have to pick and choose what detail will add to the rhetorical value of the images
    -This goes for the Visual Rewrite post
    -Writing must also explain how details impose interpretations to the audience
    “Only”
    -The rule about “only” is that it modifies the word directly after it
    -Here is the sentence “The team only scored 8 points in the 4th quarter”
    -This implies that the team merely scored, but did not get points, etc.
    -“Only” should come after scored instead of before it
    -The placement of the word “only” can change the entire meaning of a sentence
    Enough About You
    -Eliminate “you”, “your”, “yours”, etc. from the essay-it is unnecessary and creates distance from the writer and reader

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  18. friendoftacos says:

    In visual rhetoric writing, a lot of details is important. Without the essential details, a reader may not understand what is happening in your writing. The rule about the word “only” is that it modifies what follows it immediately. It is easy to misinterpret a sentence if the word “only” is in the wrong place. Do not use second person language because it creates distance between the author and the reader. Eliminating the second person language and pronouns from a paper is an option.

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  19. Lunaduna says:

    11/21/2021
    • Riddle: The Soccer Penalty Kick
    o To improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie is not, is to kick the ball using your weaker side.
    o Most kickers will shoot the ball from their stronger side, which the goalie tends to guard more often.
     Why do no kickers choose to kick in the middle? (Only 2% of goalies guard the middle)

    • End-of-Semester Schedule
    o First draft of the 3000-word research paper is due on December 2nd
     Combines the three short 1000-word arguments to the single hypothesis form the beginning of the semester
    o Last full-class meeting for the semester is on December 7th
     Annotated Bibliography and Reflective Statements will be due
    o Final’s week December 10th – 16th
     One-on-one Zoom meeting to discuss final grade of the class
    • Conferences held December 13th, 14th, and 15th
    o When your portfolio is complete, December 7th your will choose two of the three short arguments

    • Up-to date
    o 3 short arguments (Definition, Causal, and Rebuttal)
    o Visual Rhetoric Rewrite
    o White paper with 10-15 academic sources (For the Annotated Bibliography)
    o First draft is due on December 2nd

    • Visual Rewrite
    o Add more detail!
    o After focusing on the details transition to the rhetoric point of view
    o The post should include what the author believes is the interpretation of the video

    • Only, Used Correctly
    o Modifies/limits the word that follows it immediately (Or sometimes the entire phrase)
    o If no word follows only, it goes back a step ( Representing the word before)

    A1/B2/C2/D3

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  20. Lily4Pres says:

    End of Semester Schedule
    Thu Dec 2nd: First draft of your 3000 word research position paper will be due. This is the combination of the the three 1000-word arguments to create one paper.
    Tue Dec 07: Our last class meeting of the semester. Annotated bib and reflective statements will be due as well, completing the portfolio.
    Finals week Dec 10 – Dec 16: We will not meet in class. There are final grade conferences held on Mon-Wed.
    There are no deadlines for your short paper rewrites. Start to look them over. Finish up the white paper so it’ll be easier to create the annotated bibliography. 3 short arguments, only 2 of them go into your portfolio.
    Visual Rhetoric
    When rewriting your analysis, focus on adding more detail, but the details have to have importance. Also focus more on the rhetoric portion of the video as well. “Posts should provide enough so that the reader can visualize the situation but also understand how the details impose interpretations on the audience. Include what you and the author believe to be the interpretation the editor of the video imposed on us.” If there is also a flaw in the video, critique it.
    Only Abuse
    “They only scored 8 points in the 4th quarter.” This quote states that all they did was score 8 points. They did not dribble, they did not rebound, they did not move, they only scored 8 points. “They scored only 8 points.” The use of only modifies the word/phrase that follows it. When only is used as the last word of the sentence, it reflects to the prior word/phrase.
    Eliminate 2nd Person
    The use of the 2nd person creates a division between the author and the reader. (You, your, yours, yourself, yourselves) Convert active verbs to passive verbs. Replace pronouns with nouns. Eliminate people altogether.

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  21. ziggy026 says:

    3000 word Essay due December 2nd
    Rewrites due at any time
    Eliminate the 2nd person
    Do details matter?
    Call readers out on what matters and eliminate and search for you
    We use this without thinking about it
    Go with passive, not much gets done without it
    When text is overdone with second person language it gets lengthy and loses its message

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  22. calamariii says:

    The reason that soccer penalty kickers do not shoot in the middle is that the fear of looking foolish if the goalie gets it, even though it seems like the best probable was of getting the goal. The first draft of the research position paper will b due on Thursday, December 2nd. On Tues December 7th will be our last full-class meeting and our bibliography and reflective statements will be due. For the visual rhetoric paper, adding detail is important but the details have to be ones that are relevant to the visual story. Only modifies the word that follows it, and while the grammatically wrong use of only can often be understood in casual speech but is incorrect. Avoid using 2nd person/you in essays as it is weak and can lead the reader to possibly feel judged.

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  23. frogs02 says:

    Today in class we first started discussing a penalty kick and how kicking it in the center would be the smartest thing to do because goalies usually dive one way or the other. We then went over the rest of the assignments for the semester and when they are due and what goes in the portfolio. We then talked about how much detail is enough. We need to add more details into the visual analysis. We need to concentrate more on the rhetoric half of it. Posts should include what you, the author, believe to be the interpretation the editor of the video wants to impose on us. For the visual argument we should critique things and explain what we would change. We then discussed the abuse of the word only. We should avoid the use of the 2nd person.

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  24. strawberryfields4 says:

    End-of-Semester Schedule
    -Thu. Dec. 2nd- First draft of 3,000 word research paper due
    -Tue. Dec. 7th- Annotated bibliography and Reflective statements (whole portfolio) due
    -Mon. Dec. 13- Wed. Dec. 15- Grade conferences

    Visual Rhetoric Rewrite
    -Never enough detail
    -However, you can chose to discuss the “wrong” detail
    -Establish the significance of the detail
    -Why is it visually important?
    -Why did the director make this choice?
    -Include what you would do to clarify what the argument should have communicated, but failed to do (critique)

    Using “Only” Correctly
    -Modifies the word that follows it

    Eliminating the 2nd Person
    -Alienates the author and the reader
    -You do not want to sound like you are preaching to the reader
    -Passive voice is the simplest way to eliminate subjects

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  25. zipemup1 says:

    The end of the semester is slowly approaching. Today we started the day with discussing the few days we have left for the class. Our first draft for the research paper is due next week thursday. We also talked about the placement of the word “only” and how it is misused a-lot in todays society . The placement of only in sentences is very important and can completely change the sentence based on where it is.

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  26. comatosefox says:

    Soccer Penalty Kick Riddle
    1. The kicker would want to use his weak foot to confuse the goalie, but you would want to fake the keeper out by changing directions quickly.
    2. Most kickers will try with the dominate foot because it has the best speed and has a high chance of successfully going where the kicker wants it.
    Make sure to get your work in and start revising. We have only two weeks left.

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  27. chickendinner says:

    Time to catch up on missed work is dwindling.
    Any amount of detail is acceptable, provided its relevant to the argument being made.
    The placement of the word “only” in a sentence fundamentally alters the meaning of the sentence.
    We went over some techniques to avoid second person.

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  28. kilotoon says:

    What we did in class today:
    We spoke about the best way to maximize our odds of scoring a penalty kick.
    The best way is to analyze the side the goalie goes to most often and kick based off that information. Most goalies have one side the predominantly go to. For example, if a goalie is known to dive to the right side, kick to the left for the best odds to score.
    Most kickers do not do this as they rush to kick the way they always have, which puts them at a disadvantage.

    3,000 word essay – culmination of our 1,000 word essays
    Not much time left to catch up on missed work

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