Definition Rewrite- Beyonce1234

What’s the Difference?

Some sports can be very similar or different to each other, like softball and baseball or tennis and badminton. Sports like tennis and badminton are also a pair of sports that are modified towards each other. They both have the same concept, but many differences. The shape of the court, using rackets, hand/eye coordination, having a player on each side of the net, etc. are all aspects of the two sports that are similar. Softball and baseball both have the same general rules, like needing to get three outs and using a ball to pitch to a batter. They both have a first, second, and third base that runners run to so they can score. Though these basic and simple rules are a few aspects what these sports have in common, their differences are increased. For a badminton play to succeed in tennis would require extra skill practice and new coordinations to be formed. New skills would still be needed when a baseball hitter goes up against a softball pitcher and succeeds. The athletes, no matter how hight their skill level, are not prepared to face a kind of sport so similar, yet so different at the same time.

When baseball is compared to baseball, the obvious difference is the gender of each sport. Baseball has boys on the field and softball has girls. There is no actual law that says girls can’t play baseball and boys can’t play softball, but this is mainly just how it is. Another difference is the size of the field. Both sports have dirt and grass, but the softball field is smaller than the baseball field. In baseball, the standard base distance is 90 feet from base to base, but in softball they are 60 feet apart. The fence in softball are usually about 220 feet or so. Baseball’s fence is about 400 feet from home plate. The pitching distance from home plate is also different. They softball mound is only 43 feet from home, and the baseball mound is 60 feet. The baseball mound is also higher because of the extra dirt under the mound, where as in softball it is flat. This effects each sport’s pitching as well.

The size of the balls are a big difference as well. The baseball is only 9 inches in circumference , and the softball is 12 inches and it is yellow too. This effects the weight of each ball. The bats that each sport uses also have differences. Maximum bats for softball are 34 inched long and weigh 24 ounces. Baseball bats have the maximum length of 34 inches and weigh 32 ounces. Though the length is the same, the weight is an important factor.

Even though there is are many differences in baseball and softball, there are also many differences in tennis and badminton. These two pairs of sports are both very similar, but require different skill levels. There is also a huge difference between the sports tennis and badminton. These sports are very similar to softball and baseball because they both are sports with the same aspect, but with different difficulty levels. Tennis and badminton are both played with a racket. Though tennis is played on a 78 feet long court, while badminton’s court is only 44 feet long, they are very different.

Tennis rackets are much heavier than a badminton racket. A tennis racket may weigh about three quarters of a pound; while a badminton racket is only just a quarter of a pound. This difference might change that athlete’s need for strength in their arms. To say that one sport is harder than the other is very difficult. A tennis player having to play a badminton match will have difficulty and vise versa.

Overall, for softball and baseball, the pitching makes the most difference. The elevated mound in baseball makes the pitch have to move downward to get into the strike zone. The baseball pitch also is thrown with an overhand motion. Softball pitching is completely different. This kind of pitching is thrown with the windmill, underhand motion. The mound is not elevated in softball. Because it is a flat surface and the ball is released low, the ball must go upward to make it into the strike zone.

All of these factors are important in playing the game. These are also important to take into when a batter is up to bat. Though these sports have big differences, they have the same concepts. Due to this amount of differences, there must also be different difficulty levels as well. This would make one sport more difficult than the other.

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4 thoughts on “Definition Rewrite- Beyonce1234”

  1. Beyonce, I admire that you’ve been spending so much time and effort on your writing these past few weeks. I recognize that it doesn’t come naturally and likely distresses you. I hope I’ve been a positive influence even while delivering the news that the job is never done. That said, I’m here to tell you again that the job is not done. Sorry.

    Students comes to college from high school writing classes apparently having been taught that introductions need to slowly build from general and mostly irrelevant material, only gradually approaching something relevant to the actual thesis. I don’t know why anyone would be given such bad advice.

    Your first paragraph builds very slowly toward a very simple premise: that softball and baseball are much more different than they appear to casual observers.

    Very little of what you say in that introduction is at all relevant to your premise. Let me first strike the irrelevancies. Then I’ll add some more pertinent material you can use if you promise to learn from the gift.

    Sports can bring all kinds of people together. There can be many individuals on one team, or a sport can even be played with just one person, like tennis for example. The Olympics bring hundreds of countries together to see which is better at playing games than others. People all over the world play many different kinds of sports. Ru nning, balls, nets, balls, keeping score, courts, and fields are just a few aspects all sports have. Some sports are very similar to each other too, like softball and baseball or tennis and badminton. Sports like tennis and badminton are also a pair of sports that are modified towards each other. They both have the same concept, but many differences. Softball and baseball both have the same general rules, like needing to get three outs and using a ball to pitch to a batter. They both have a first, second, and third base that runners run to so they can score. Though these basic and simple rules are a few aspects what these sports have in common, their differences are increased.

    Let’s work with what’s left.

    Some sports are very similar to each other too, like softball and baseball or tennis and badminton. Sports like tennis and badminton are also a pair of sports that are modified towards each other. They both have the same concept, but many differences. Softball and baseball both have the same general rules, like needing to get three outs and using a ball to pitch to a batter. They both have a first, second, and third base that runners run to so they can score. Though these basic and simple rules are a few aspects what these sports have in common, their differences are increased.

    To make a more dramatic comparison, let’s say baseball and softball are similar the same way tennis and table tennis are similar. Tennis and table tennis are played by two people who serve a ball from one side of the court to the other, and return the ball over the center net making the ball bounce in bounds on the other side. Despite those similarities, nobody would conclude that a professional tennis player would necessarily excel at ping-pong: the skill sets are too different. Baseball and softball are similar at first glance, but the scale of the playing fields makes them two separate games. The mounds are not identical, the distances to the bases and the home run fence are different, most importantly the size of the ball itself—and the angles and speed with which it approaches the batter—changes the game dramatically. It would be foolish to conclude that an accomplished baseball player would be well prepared to excel at fast pitch softball without considerable re-training. There’s plenty of material there to make a strong introduction without having to invoke the Olympics, Beyonce.

    Does that help?

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  2. feedback please

    I have been taught, in high school, that the thesis statement should always be the last sentence in the opening paragraph. I guess every teacher has different perceptions of what is right. I have also modified my introduction here, what do I need for my other paragraphs?

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    1. I don’t disagree with the general principle of stating the thesis clearly in the last sentence. My objection is to taking a roundabout tour of the planet to get there. 🙂

      You may not get a lot more specific advice on all your paragraphs, Beyonce, but I’ll do what I can.

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