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Harvard sociobiologist E.O. Wilson said

"People know more about automobiles than they do their minds."


Let's make it a goal to learn more about the human brain and vision this summer...

Sacks, O. (2011). The mind's eye.

Purchase new or used (AMAZON LINK)
or borrow from your local PUBLIC library.
  • Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (October 4, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0307473023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307473028




Full project description




Double entry journal - in a spiral notebook. Pages split in half. Can be single-sided or double.

  • Put page numbers in the left column for EACH excerpt you quote or paraphrase on left side. This can include words from the text as well as sentences directly from the page or summaries of a page with "quotation" marks around words you have replicated from the text.
  • Put explanations in the right hand column. Remember, these connections do not always need to be personal. Try to explain why Sacks put the example in the book OR reflect on the argument you think Sacks is making. You may also include pictures, diagrams and/or definitions of terms you do not know. For this course, we need to memorize functions of the brain as well as the eye.
    PLEASE DO NOT list definitions of words without relating it back to the author's main idea. How did defining that term help you understand the passage?
  • Write AT LEAST A ONE PAGE CONCLUSION AT THE END OF YOUR NOTEBOOK to describe the main thesis or ideas you learned. Have at least five examples/citations from the book that you think relate to the author's main points. Use APA citation in this page-long reflection. Typically APA style requires parenthetical citations (Author, DATE OF PUBLICATION, p. #)


  • Examples of APA citation include
    • PARENTHETICAL REFERENCES AT THE END OF A SENTENCE...
    • (Sacks, 2011, p. 4).
    • can include other neurologists/scientists that Sacks discusses---> (ffytche, 1998, as cited in Sacks, 2011, p. 98).
    • use of a dictionary (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 2005).
    • If you cannot find a date for a particular researcher, you may use the abbreviation "n.d." - for example, (Hubel, D. and Wiesel, T., n.d., as cited in Sacks, 2011, p. 120).

    • You may also cite WITHIN A SENTENCE and AT THE END
    • According to Sacks (2011),.................................................... (p. 4).
    • Dominic ffytche and colleagues (1998) discovered ..........................(as cited in Sacks, 2011, p. 98).
    • David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel (n.d) found.....................................(as cited in Sacks, 2011, p. 120).

  • DUE ON or BEFORE TUESDAY August 16th 2016 8am - this is a little over a week before school begins...NO LATE WORK ACCEPTED.



PART II

OTHER REQUIRED RESOURCES



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A TEXTBOOK BY THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS

ISBN-13: 978-0716779278ISBN-10: 0716779277









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THE LATEST BARRON'S REVIEW BOOK for AP PSYCHOLOGY 7th ed.

IF YOU DO NOT PURCHASE THE LATEST COPY, THERE WILL BE SOME CHAPTERS YOU HAVE TO READ ONLINE.





ISBN-13: 978-1438007434ISBN-10: 1438007434