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Lab Report #7 - Stephanie Warner Ms Jessica Russel PHS 184...

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Stephanie Warner Ms. Jessica Russel PHS 184 Lab C 19 March 2007 Lab # 7: The Effect of Practice on the Performance and Learning of a Motor Skill Preformance Curve for One-Handed Juggling 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Day Successful Catches On the first day I realized that I should try not to throw the balls up so high. When I did this it made it hard to control where they were going. I was frustrated because of the inconsistencies in my successful catches. I also realized that it was not a good idea to talk to someone while I was trying to juggle. This made it even harder for me to complete the skill. This was my first day of learning, so I was in the verbal/cognitive stage of learning. This means that I talked to myself a lot to figure out what I needed to do to complete the skill. I would also think about the skill of juggling and think of different ways to achieve this skill. On the second day I tired a new strategy of throwing the first ball higher than the second ball, so that I could have more time to throw the second ball and catch it. This did not work as I had hoped because I ended up doing worse than the day before. I still needed to work on throwing the balls straight up and down and now out and up. I was
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