EDU353 Ashford University Week 3 Brain Break Activities Final Project This week’s two assignments will be conducted a bit differently. You will participate in the brain fitness activity and interlude experiences(Brain Break Activities assignment) and write your rough draft for the Final Project (Rough Draft assignment Week 3 – Assignment 1
Brain Break Activities
[WLOs: 2, 3] [CLOs: 2, 3]
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read the Multiple Intelligences article,
the Expanding Our “Frames” of Mind for Education and the Arts article, and watch
the Different Kinds of Smart: Multiple Intelligences – The Learning Classroom: Turning
Theory into Practice video.
This week’s two assignments will be conducted a bit differently. You will participate in
the brain fitness activity and interlude experiences (Brain Break Activities assignment)
and write your rough draft for the Final Project (Rough Draft assignment)
simultaneously. However, each will be uploaded as a separate assignment for Week 3.
Please follow these directions explicitly as you will learn more about yourself and your
style of learning when you fully participate in this experience. If you have questions,
please ask your professor to clarify any questions you have about these assignments.
First, choose if you would like to take the general test on Lumosity (Links to an external
site.)Links to an external site. or the Braingle IQ test (Links to an external site.)Links to
an external site. (Both require signing up for a free account before taking the test).
Keep detailed notes pertaining to how you feel and what you thought about during and
after this experience as you will need them for writing this assignment.
Once you have completed the brain fitness activity, review the criteria for the Rough
Draft assignment and begin working on that assignment.
Then, as you research and write the Rough Draft assignment, select and listen to one of
these brain break interludes in the background. Numbers 3 & 4 should be listened to as
1. Jazzaddict 98. (2014, June 30). John Coltrane – A love supreme [full album]
(1965) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved
2. Les perseguides 2. (2014, November 10). Head hunters | Herbie Hancock | 1973
| full album (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file].
Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m3qOD-hhrQ
3. (2009, January 18). The Very Best of Enya (Links to an external site.)Links to an
external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from
4. (2009, December 29). Orinoco flow (sail away) – Enya (with lyrics) (Links to an
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Finally, while writing the Rough Draft assignment, take notes on whether the brain
fitness activity and the brain break interlude helped or hindered your creativity before
and during the writing of your Final Paper Rough Draft.
For this assignment, you will write two double-spaced pages on your experiences
participating in the brain fitness activity and interlude while writing your rough draft. This
paper will be based on the notes you took during the brain fitness test and while
listening to the brain break interlude while writing your Rough Draft assignment.
Be as specific as possible using the bullet points below to write this assignment. Provide
a citation for the interlude you chose, and include an APA-formatted title page.
In your paper,
Discuss how the brain fitness test prepared you for writing the Rough Draft
o Did the brain fitness test “prep” you for writing the rough draft?
o Were you refreshed (or not) after completing this activity?
Analyze your level of comfort or distraction from having something playing in the
background while writing and developing your Rough Draft assignment.
o Did you find that you could concentrate more or less with the brain break
interlude playing in the background?
Analyze any other thoughts, feelings, and ideas you had while taking the brain
fitness test and listening to the brain break interlude while writing your Rough
o What was most or least (fitness test or interlude or both) helpful in writing the
Rough Draft assignment?
The Brain Break Activities paper
Must be two double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references
pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing
Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.’s APA Style (Links to
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Must include a separate title page with the following:
o Title of paper
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for
Word 2013 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external
site.)Links to an external site. resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction
paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the
purpose of your paper.
▪ For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external
site.)Links to an external site. as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links
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Must cite at least two sources, which include citations and references for the
assessment you took as well as the music you listened to.
Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in
the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external
site.)Links to an external site.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA
style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your
References List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. resource
in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external
site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
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