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From the Ted Talk "Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection"

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What's going on? Well, at the fifth grade level, girls yunolrtie outperform boys in every subject, lndnciuig math and nceeics, so it's not a question of tbaiiyl. The difference is in how boys and girls approach a challenge. And it doesn't just end in fifth grade. An HP report found that men will apply for a job if they meet only 60 percent of the uiaoiqnastfilc, but women, women will apply only if they meet 100 percent of the qualifications. 100 percent. This study is usually invoked as evidence that, well, women need a little more confidence. But I think it's dvineeec that women have been socialized to isarep to perfection, and they're overly cautious.

Open Cloze

What's going on? Well, at the fifth grade level, girls _________ outperform boys in every subject, _________ math and _______, so it's not a question of _______. The difference is in how boys and girls approach a challenge. And it doesn't just end in fifth grade. An HP report found that men will apply for a job if they meet only 60 percent of the ______________, but women, women will apply only if they meet 100 percent of the qualifications. 100 percent. This study is usually invoked as evidence that, well, women need a little more confidence. But I think it's ________ that women have been socialized to ______ to perfection, and they're overly cautious.

Solution

  1. routinely
  2. ability
  3. science
  4. qualifications
  5. evidence
  6. including
  7. aspire

Original Text

What's going on? Well, at the fifth grade level, girls routinely outperform boys in every subject, including math and science, so it's not a question of ability. The difference is in how boys and girls approach a challenge. And it doesn't just end in fifth grade. An HP report found that men will apply for a job if they meet only 60 percent of the qualifications, but women, women will apply only if they meet 100 percent of the qualifications. 100 percent. This study is usually invoked as evidence that, well, women need a little more confidence. But I think it's evidence that women have been socialized to aspire to perfection, and they're overly cautious.

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Important Words

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  4. aspire
  5. boys
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  7. challenge
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  16. job
  17. level
  18. math
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  20. men
  21. outperform
  22. overly
  23. percent
  24. perfection
  25. qualifications
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  28. routinely
  29. science
  30. socialized
  31. study
  32. subject
  33. women