23 Class TUE NOV 17

Riddle: The Soccer Penalty Kick

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?

The Rest of the Agenda

  • You will need to show revision cycles for your Portfolio.
    • IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY RECEIVED FEEDBACK ON TWO SHORT ARGUMENTS:
      • Choose a Short Argument (Definition, Causal, or Rebuttal)
      • Add it to the Feedback Please category
      • In a Reply below your chosen Argument, leave a detailed note describing the sort of feedback you require.
        • If you fail to leave detailed instructions, you will receive no feedback.
  • Check Banner for Evaluation of Teacher Effectiveness
    • If you have received this notice, I’ll give you class time to complete the Evaluation
  • Tips for APA Style Citation and References

Revision Examples

helmet

Taking helmets out of football is a very counterintuitive idea itself.

Taking helmets out of football is counterintuitive.

It may seem as if this will hurt the players, but in fact it will help protect the players.

Playing unprotected will help players, not hurt them. 

No helmets will make keep players from taking risky, hard hits, and cause them to have more caution when playing the game.

Playing bareheaded will keep players from tackling head-first, sparing them from head, neck, and brain injuries.

They all will be protected from severe concussions, spinal cord injuries, and developing CTE later in life.

They will be protected from severe concussions, spinal cord injuries, and late-developing CTEs.

There is however, some opposition to this counterintuitive idea.

There is, however, some opposition to this counterintuitive idea.

Many people feel as if there would be no change to the amount of head injuries sustained in a football game.

Many people feel there would be no reduction to the number of head injuries sustained in a football game.

They feel as if players will still hit hard, and make risky plays.

They feel players will still hit hard and make risky plays.

Today football helmets are evolving more and more everyday.

Football helmets are evolving.

Risk compensation is when protective equipment prompts individuals to act more aggressively which increases the potential for injury.

“Risk compensation” is the tendency of players to risk injury through reckless play when equipment upgrades make them feel invulnerable.

If you give an individual better protective equipment, they are going to have an increase in aggression, causing more injuries.

More-protective equipment encourages reckless play, causing more injuries.

Helmets may have been upgraded, and made to absorb hits, but they still do the same damage.

Today’s helmets absorb more hits, but players’ brains suffer the same damage.


Resources for Improving your Work before Portfolio

28 Responses to 23 Class TUE NOV 17

  1. thecommoncase says:

    1. The best way to improve your odd is to kick on your weak side
    2. Most players do not make the most logical choice because the chance they will cover your weak side is still relatively strong.

  2. clementine102 says:

    1.) You need to shoot on your weak side because goalies are more likely to defend your strong side
    2.) Few kickers pick the logical choice because they aren’t confident in kicking with their weak side and it is harder for them.

  3. runnerd4 says:

    The best way to improve your odds is to kick on your weak side because only 41% of goalies guard your weak side. So few kickers do this because they don’t like kicking with their weak side.

  4. oaktree1234 says:

    10/17 Notes: 1/1
    Riddle: soccer penalty kicks
    50% of goalies guard your strong side and 41% guard your weak side

    1. the best way to improve your odds is make the goalie believe you’re kicking the ball to the opposite side of the net that you actually kick it to.
    2. Since its your weaker side, it’s much more difficult to be accurate

  5. cardinal7218 says:

    1. The best way to improve your odds is to kick with your weak side since less goalies will guard it
    2. Few players do this because it’s harder to use their weak side

  6. jeffbezos123 says:

    Class riddles
    -I think the best way to improve your odds of scoring would be shooting to your weak side, considering they cover it only 41% of the time
    -Most players do not make the logical choice because they want to confuse the goalie, they cannot shoot to the same side every single time.

  7. SmilingDogTheProfWants says:

    1. improve your effectiveness by kicking on your weak side where the goalie is less likely to guard (increasing your chances from 75% to around 90%).
    2. So few kickers make the logical choice most likely because they have less control of the ball and the goalie doesn’t go off of statistics but rather the side it looks like you’re going to kick to.

  8. rowanstudent24 says:

    Riddle Reply:
    1. The best way is to kick on your weak side to through him off guard.
    2. Fewer kickers don’t make the most logical choice because they may not be that confident with kicking from their weak side.

  9. malcolmyarber says:

    It would be smartest to shoot with your strong side because th e goalie would least expect yu to pick the obvious choice

  10. shadowswife says:

    – If it were up to me, I’d take advantage of how jumpy the goalie is and pretend to kick the ball at a certain spot.
    – I think soccer players are less likely to be strategic with their kicks because they are under the pressure to score a goal before time runs out and that the ball doesn’t get stolen by the opposing team.

  11. hailthegreat8 says:

    – I believe you should kick with your weak side.
    -Only a certain number of players do this because it’s harder to kick with your weak side.

  12. 1. Kick to the weak side to improve your odds because the goalie is inexperienced on that side.
    2. Players don’t make this choice because they are under the impression you don’t know the weak side In order to have an advantage however kicking it straight in the middle makes more sense

  13. oaktree1234 says:

    10/17 Notes:
    Riddle: soccer penalty kicks
    50% of goalies guard your strong side and 41% guard your weak side

    1. the best way to improve your odds is make the goalie believe you’re kicking the ball to the opposite side of the net that you actually kick it to.
    2. Since its your weaker side, it’s much more difficult to be accurate

    reminder: you need rewrites of the 2/3 of your short arguments
    -use in text citations (see exercise from september)

    Revision examples: taking helmets out of football
    take out excess words
    ex: taking helmets out of football is a counterintuitive idea itself
    revised: taking helmets out of football is counterintuitive

    See the “resources for improving your work before portfolio” before publishing

  14. jeffbezos123 says:

    Class Notes
    Riddle
    -They should shoot to the middle of the net considering it is only 2% covered most of the time
    -So they can confuse the goalie, they cannot shoot to the same side every single time
    -Make sure that you submit all of the 3 essays and then tonoght write two of them into a white paper
    -choose two of your argumennts and choose feedback please, then the type of feedback you want
    -Make sure you include whole titile in the refrences section. Titles may be to long, you may have to paraphrase
    -Look at examples for you to know how to do properly
    -A rewrite is not for grammer it is for rewrotting it so the sentances
    -Removing helemts from football is counterintuitive
    -playing unprotected will help the players not hurt them

  15. cardinal7218 says:

    Notes
    -The most logical soccer kick is to kick straight down the middle of the goal but it’s a really easy way to look stupid so no one does it. Fear of humiliation inhibits logic

    -Research paper should contain your best language
    -Ask for feedback on 2 arguments if you haven’t already

    -You don’t have to use an article title when citing if it’s too long
    -There are various ways to cite something in APA format
    -Decide what you want to quote when you have a primary source and a secondary source
    -Do you know enough about the primary source to reference that?
    -Decide if you want to quote or paraphrase

    -Rewrites aren’t just about grammar
    -Make sure to rewrite pronouns with unclear antecedents
    -Feel as if –> feel that
    -Try to change as ifs

  16. clementine102 says:

    – My Notes –
    – What’s the smartest kick?
    – A soccer ball is kicked at 80 miles per hour and the goal keeper has 0.3 seconds to react
    – The most logical choice is to hit it in the middle
    – Make sure to put 2 short arguments in Feedback Please Category and make a reply
    – You don’t have to quote a whole title of an article
    – Figure out what bibliographic information Is necessary
    – Revise your sentences so that it is not wordy but also keeping vital information
    – Get rid of nonsense
    – Scholarship Plus and Minus –
    – Make sure to not misrepresent your research
    – Qoute and reference sources correctly
    – Don’t take others work as your own

  17. thecommoncase says:

    -choose 2 out of 3 short arguments for rewrites
    -if you received no feedback, choose 2 arguments and add to “feedback please” and share what type of feedback you would like
    -feedback could be anything including grammar check
    -Make sure to go over examples of APA citations
    -if you quote a source that was used within a source, you must decide if you know enough about the topic to cite the source within the source
    -rephrase your claims to avoid “this,” which is vague
    -rephrasing claims to their shorter versions makes room for adding better ideas
    -Never use “you”
    -use resources for revisions

  18. runnerd4 says:

    Soccer Penalty Kick Riddle:
    Kick most likely to avoid the goalie
    57% guard strong side and 41% guard weak side
    so only 98% so 2% is standing in the middle

    Going to need to show revision cycles
    Choose 2/3 arguments to rewrite
    and then put it into full paper for the final draft
    if we ask for feedback now, we have to ask for a specific type of feedback in a detailed note

    APA citation: must put name, article, and said language
    decide whether paraphrase or direct quotation or a mix of both

    For revision: watch out for wordiness, rephrase, make sure my point is clear
    remember when you can count: Number!!
    REMOVE ”AS IF”

    Even after the argument is produced on the 19th, we have to do revisions.
    Revisions are due on the last in-class day!!!

    effective us of stats
    watch out for plagiarism

  19. rowanstudent24 says:

    11/17 Notes:
    – When asking for feedback for your rewrites, you must ask for what kind of feedback you would like. This includes the 3000 paper as well. It could even be something just as simply as a grammar check.
    – I have gotten feedback on all my shorter argument papers and I am in the process of editing them.
    – Avoid wordiness when revising your papers and make sure not to break any of the grammar rules.
    – You can revise anything in your portfolio all the way up until he starts to grade them.
    – DO NOT use anyone else’s work besides your own. You can FAIL the course for that.

  20. l8tersk8ter says:

    Riddle
    1. Kicking the ball right down the middle improves your odds because the goalie only stays there 2% of the time.
    2. Kickers don’t make this choice because If the goalie doesn’t move it makes you look bad. You’ll be kicking right to where they were and still are standing.
    – Leave a short argument in feedback please and leave detailed request (if you haven’t already)
    – In-text Citations – use said language (but don’t double up), give enough information about article (author, title, etc.) to be identified in reference list
    Revision Examples
    – Don’t be wordy (be specific)
    – Identify what “it” is
    – Make clarifying claims
    Resources for Improving
    – Brevity and clarity
    – Scholarship plus or minus – ability to use sources
    – Final Polish Workshop

  21. comicdub says:

    11/17/20 Notes;
    – Answer to daily Riddle: Shoot straight in the middle because the goalie stays in the middle only 2% of the time
    – The first draft of our portfolio will most likely only have small changes
    – Brevity and clarity is important in our final paper
    – Once needles language is removed, it makes your argument clearer.
    – First draft of research paper is due this Thursday

  22. gooferious says:

    11/17/2020 Notes:
    – Riddle: What penalty kick strategy will be able to make the goal?
    – Elite players have 75% penalty kicks successful
    – Try to get straight to the point when writing, no wordy sentences
    – Brevity and clarity when writing claims
    – Don’t describe, purposefully summarize

  23. dayzur says:

    11/17/20

    -Kicking down the middle seems to be the most logical kick but no one does it
    -Ask for feedback on 2 short arguments if you have not already
    -Reference APA Citation to make sure references and citations are being done correctly
    -Once needless words are removed, your point you are trying to make is much more visible
    -For bibliography, describe the article deeper than surface level
    -Make sure to quote and paraphrase with citation
    -Don’t take someone else’s work without reference

  24. corinne buck says:

    -what is the smartest kick ?
    -debating between weak or strong side instead of the most logical (straight up the middle).
    -feed back please on short arguments
    -apa text citations- 5 different citations provided in example.
    -the fiction that makes the world go round (exercise due now or soon)
    -helmets in football – editing sentences
    -the removal of broad yet wordy descriptions help pinpoint the main point
    -revision
    -independent clause vs dependent clause
    -flavors of plagiarism
    -failure to credit
    -do not reuse own work from previous classes
    -first draft due thursday

  25. sonnypetro29 says:

    11/17/2020

    -riddle soccer penalty kick. What is the smartest kick
    – Make sure you ask for feedback on two short arguments
    -In text APA citation

  26. pardonmyfrench13 says:

    class notes 11/17
    smartest kick is in the center-2%
    need to show revisions
    remember brevity and clarity
    APA not MLA!!!!!!
    paper due on Thursday
    Don’t use someone else’s work, and if you do; cite them
    Don’t forget 2/3 rewrites need to be completed!

  27. gabythefujoshi18 says:

    11/17 Notes:
    Soccer Penalty Kick Riddle:
    -kick in the weaker side, goalie is less likely to guard
    -kick the stronger side, have high percentage to make it
    -nobody really chooses to kick to the middle, because while does seem like the easiest, it’s the most risky.

    -If you have not received feedback, make category of Feedback Please

    -APA Style Citation and References
    -Properly structuring sentences
    -best to be less wordy and more concise

    -Final Publish Workshop

  28. shadowswife says:

    NOTES:

    Riddle: The Soccer Penalty Kick
    – If it were up to me, I’d take advantage of how jumpy the goalie is and pretend to kick the ball at a certain spot.
    – I think soccer players are less likely to be strategic with their kicks because they are under the pressure to score a goal before time runs out and that the ball doesn’t get stolen by the opposing team.
    – Many said kick to the weak side but said kick to the strong side.
    – The best strategy is to kick down the middle of the goal because there is a 2% chance that the goalie will stay still to catch the ball.

    APA Style Citations and References:
    – There is no need to cite the article’s title if it is too long.
    – If the article was collaborative, it is okay to cite the publisher of the article.
    – Make a decision whether you want to quote or paraphrase something from the article.

    Revisions:
    – Rephrase unclear antecedents.
    – Be careful with wordy sentences.

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