QSR4 [Aurie]

When playing soccer, or “football” as the rest of the world calls it, it is crucial to know how to kick a ball properly. Some may say that there is no such thing “All you have to do is wind your leg back and hit the ball thats rolling at you with all your force”. They are wrong. First, lets go over how to kick a ball properly for maximum power/ accuracy. When making contact with the ball, the laces on your shoe or cleat should be the first things to touch the ball. The sweetspot is below the top of the tongue on your shoe, and above your toe-knuckles for lack of a better term (pretty much the middle/ top section of your foot). It is extremely important to remember to lock your ankle, as it keeps the foot stable so that it doesn’t move when making contact with the ball. The foot must control the ball, not vice vera.Getting a 15 foot running start is optimal when preparing to kick the ball, as it will give you enough time to amass enough energy to kick the ball when running. Following through with the shot is also very important as that will help generate more force as your foot makes contact with the ball. Although the method I just provided works for a basic, powerful shot on net, there are many different types of shots that require similar, but different techniques when kicking. To achieve a “hook” or “curved” shot for example, one must hit the ball on the inside of the foot, but slightly turn said foot as the shot is being taken. The foot should be at a 45 degree angle when following through with the shot. Another example is that of a “chip” or “slice”. In order to preform this technique, one must bring the foot down onto the ball without following through that much. One should try to strike the ball under the tip of the shoe, without using the toe. There are many different techniques that can be used to kick a ball, however, the overall form should remain relatively the same to reach an optimal outcome.

The promp states that “there are limitations to how language can access reality” and as humans, “how do we make the best of language to approach something like knowledge”. Now, although there are limitations, I have found that using adjectives/ descriptive words, and details help paint a picture in the readers mind, allowing for a seamless transition of thoughts from one person to another. If I say I saw a bird that was mainly red with a few black feathers sprinkled throughout his mane, and he seemed to be a bit overweight, it would be very easy for the person reading my analysis of the bird to make a mental image in his/ her mind of the exact look of teh creature I was portraying. Similar to the short assessment I just created on how to kick a ball, since I added a good amount of detail to my writing, I made it easier for the reader to create a mental image of what goes into kicking a ball properly. Using terms like “45 degree angle” or my descriptive sentences on where exactly ones foot must connect with the ball, I made it easier for the reader to understand exactly what I was trying to convey. We make the best of language when approaching an idea like knowledge by using descriptions and familiarities that a reader of a passage would be able to understand. There are many limitations to how language can access reality, but by using certain techniques like the ones I listed, those limitations (at times), cease to exist.


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