Neuroscientists have learned a great deal in the last 20 years about the workings of the brain. The authors of Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life share this current knowledge with you throughout the six parts of the book.
As you read Welcome to Your Brain, you should complete this reading log.
Instructions for Reading Log
For each chapter, find one passage that falls into each of these categories:
In the first column, write the number which indicates the category passage (1, 2, or 3). In the second column, copy the passage from the book. And in the third column, write down your observation or response to the quotation, including any questions that you might have.
After you have finished reading the book, you should write a brief essay on one of these topics:
Use your notes from the reading log to help you write the essay.
Welcome to Your Brain Reading Log
*see note below
and page number)
*(1) Main Topic (2) Research (3) Myth or Hint
Instructions for Writing Essay
Write a brief essay on one of these topics:
Use information that you have gathered from reading Welcome to Your Brain, as well as any other credible sources, to write a brief essay in response to one of the questions. Use your reading log to find supporting details from the book. Include footnotes to reference any quotations, statistics, or other information that you have used to write your essay and include all of these sources in a bibliography.
A well-researched and well-written essay should contain all of these elements: