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Akin/Foutch: Persuasive Argument
Find websites to help you with your persuasive writing:
1) Create a claim based on your research. Highlight this in purple.
2) Select at least 2 quotes to support your statement (statements made by professionals that support your opinion). Highlight these in yellow.
3) Find at least 2 facts - statistics, percentages, studies, lists (ex: cause/effect, treatments, side-effects, etc...), charts,... Highlight these in green.
4) Define at least 3 relevant terms (keywords) related to your research - circle these.
5) Credit your sources (tell where your facts and quotes are from). Underline in BLUE or BLACK. OR put them in parentheses!
6) Decide how this information directly applies to YOU! Include this in your paper. Highlight this in pink. (This should be IN THE PARAGRAPH)
Choose one aspect of the brain you're most interested in learning more about. In your research be sure to do the following:
Use at least 2 sources Due after Break
But credit your sources EVERY time you quote or use info from it.
Akin due date: 3/25/22
Foutch due date: 4/1/22
Mrs. Underhill's Help Sheets:
How SLEEP affects the brain
"Sleep and the Brain" - published by Harmonized Brain Centers
"Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep" - published by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
"How Lack of Sleep Affects the Brain" - published by the British Broadcasting Company
"Sleep Deprivation: Impact on Cognitive Performance" - published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
How NUTRITION affects the brain
"How Does Nutrition Affect the Brain?" - published by the San Fransisco Gate (a division of the San Fransisco Chronicle)
"Nutritional Psychiatry: Your Brain on Food" - published by Harvard Health Publishing.
"Scientists Learn How What You Eat Affects Your Brain — And Those of Your Kids" - published by UCLA (University of California Los Angelos)
"Brain Foods: The Effects of Nutrients on Brain Function" - published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
How EXERCISE affects the brain
"Regular Exercise Changes the Brain to Improve Memory, Thinking Skills" - published Harvard Health Publishing
"Why Is Physical Activity So Good for Your Brain?" - published by Psychology Today
"How Workouts Give Your Brain a Boost" - published by CNN (Cable News Network)
"The Influence of Exercise on Cognitive Abilities" - published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
How MUSIC affects the brain
"How Does Music Affect Your Brain?" - published by Ashford University
"Music Has Powerful (and Visible) Effects on the Brain" - published by Science Daily
"'The Power Of Music' To Affect The Brain" - published by NPR (Nashville Public Radio)
"The Psychological Functions of Music Listening" - published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
How PETS & ANIMALS affect the brain
"On the Mind: How Pets Help Our Brains" - published by Paste magazine
"A Groundbreaking Solution for ADHD and Depression - As Close As Your Backyard?" - published by Healthy Pets.
"Human Brain Responds To Animals, Cute Or Creepy" - published by NPR (Nashville Public Radio)
"Psychosocial and Psychophysiological Effects of Human-Animal Interactions: The Possible Role of Oxytocin" - published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
How LEISURE READING affects the brain
"Reading Fiction Improves Brain Connectivity and Function" - published by Psychology Today
"How Reading Rewires Your Brain for More Intelligence and Empathy" - published by BigThink publications
"7 Ways Reading Affects The Brain, From Increased Empathy To Feeling Metaphors" - published by Bustle publications
"Reading a Suspenseful Literary Text Activates Brain Areas Related to Social Cognition and Predictive Inference" - published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
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