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From the Ted Talk by Liz Coleman: A call to reinvent liberal arts education

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And when mniakg connections is of the essence, the power of technology emerges with special iitnsnety. But so does the importance of content. The more pewrfoul our raceh, the more important the question "About what?" When improvisation, resourcefulness, imagination are key, atsrits, at long last, take their place at the table, when strategies of action are in the pceorss of being designed. In this dramatically expanded ideal of a liberal arts education where the continuum of thought and action is its life's blood, knowledge honed outside the academy becomes essential. Social activists, business leaders, lawyers, politicians, pnarleossifos will join the faculty as active and ongoing participants in this wedding of lreibal education to the advancement of the public good. Students, in turn, continuously move outside the classroom to engage the wrold directly.

Open Cloze

And when ______ connections is of the essence, the power of technology emerges with special _________. But so does the importance of content. The more ________ our _____, the more important the question "About what?" When improvisation, resourcefulness, imagination are key, _______, at long last, take their place at the table, when strategies of action are in the _______ of being designed. In this dramatically expanded ideal of a liberal arts education where the continuum of thought and action is its life's blood, knowledge honed outside the academy becomes essential. Social activists, business leaders, lawyers, politicians, _____________ will join the faculty as active and ongoing participants in this wedding of _______ education to the advancement of the public good. Students, in turn, continuously move outside the classroom to engage the _____ directly.

Solution

  1. powerful
  2. intensity
  3. professionals
  4. reach
  5. making
  6. world
  7. process
  8. liberal
  9. artists

Original Text

And when making connections is of the essence, the power of technology emerges with special intensity. But so does the importance of content. The more powerful our reach, the more important the question "About what?" When improvisation, resourcefulness, imagination are key, artists, at long last, take their place at the table, when strategies of action are in the process of being designed. In this dramatically expanded ideal of a liberal arts education where the continuum of thought and action is its life's blood, knowledge honed outside the academy becomes essential. Social activists, business leaders, lawyers, politicians, professionals will join the faculty as active and ongoing participants in this wedding of liberal education to the advancement of the public good. Students, in turn, continuously move outside the classroom to engage the world directly.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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liberal arts 8
arts education 3
public good 2
public action 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
liberal arts education 3

Important Words

  1. academy
  2. action
  3. active
  4. activists
  5. advancement
  6. artists
  7. arts
  8. blood
  9. business
  10. classroom
  11. connections
  12. content
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  14. continuum
  15. designed
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  17. education
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  20. essence
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  22. expanded
  23. faculty
  24. good
  25. honed
  26. ideal
  27. imagination
  28. importance
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  30. improvisation
  31. intensity
  32. join
  33. key
  34. knowledge
  35. lawyers
  36. leaders
  37. liberal
  38. long
  39. making
  40. move
  41. ongoing
  42. participants
  43. place
  44. politicians
  45. power
  46. powerful
  47. process
  48. professionals
  49. public
  50. question
  51. reach
  52. resourcefulness
  53. social
  54. special
  55. strategies
  56. students
  57. table
  58. technology
  59. thought
  60. turn
  61. wedding
  62. world