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From the Ted Talk by Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain

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Second, multiple long and short-term aims — 5,000 pies, boring, 15 pies, interesting. So, you give people lots and lots of different tasks. You say, it's about doing 10 of these questions, but another task is _______ up to 20 classes on time, but another task is collaborating with other ______, another task is showing you're working five times, another task is hitting this particular ______. You _____ things down into these __________ slices that people can choose and do in parallel to keep them engaged and that you can use to _____ them towards individually beneficial activities.

Solution

  1. target
  2. turning
  3. calibrated
  4. people
  5. point
  6. break

Original Text

Second, multiple long and short-term aims — 5,000 pies, boring, 15 pies, interesting. So, you give people lots and lots of different tasks. You say, it's about doing 10 of these questions, but another task is turning up to 20 classes on time, but another task is collaborating with other people, another task is showing you're working five times, another task is hitting this particular target. You break things down into these calibrated slices that people can choose and do in parallel to keep them engaged and that you can use to point them towards individually beneficial activities.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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