I. Identify- My magazine article is Expository
A. My Magazine Article is an expository article because it is giving you factual information with supporting details and is information on ones experience.
1.) For several decades we've known about one effect of exercise on the brain, the "endorphin high" that makes us feel good during and right after exercise.
1a) the source to find the meaning is the Dictionary
1b) Endorphin- any of a group of peptides occurring in the brain and other tissues of vertebrates, and resembling opiates, that react with the brain's opiate receptors to raise the pain threshold.
2.) These substances induce nerve cells to grow, branch and make connections with one another (neuroplasticity) and--in some brain areas--give rise to new nerve cells (neurogenesis).
2a) the source to find the meaning is This Article
2b) Neurogenesis- the process in which new cells are formed.
3.) Consider the hippocampus, a seahorse-shaped region in the temporal lobe of the brain.
3a) the source to find the meaning is This Article
3b) Hippocampus- the seahorse-shaped region in the temporal lobe of the brain.
4.) Then, by measuring the levels of mRNA, an indicator of gene activity, they found that exercise caused an increase in the production of NPY in the hippocampus.
4a) the source to find the meaning is This Article
4b) NPY- Neuropeptide Y- any of various short-chain peptides, as endorphins, that function as neuromodulators in the nervous system and as hormones in the endocrine system.
5) Also working with rats, a group at California State University found that exercise induced an increase in BDNF in the same region.
5a) the source to find the meaning is This Article
5b) BDNF - brain-derived neurotrophic factor
A) The major pattern of organization for the Magazine article is Problem and Solution.
B) The article is problem and solution because the author is giving you a problem and stating ways to solve it....