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From the Ted Talk by Julia Shaw: A memory scientist's advice on reporting harassment and discrimination

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Write down this list. I want you to keep track of this and simply fill in the bnalks. First of all, what happened? In as much detail as possible, describe the sitiouatn, and do it on the day it hepapned if at all possible. Second, who was there? Were there any witnesses? This becomes ccruail potentially later on. What exact time and date did this happen? What location? Where did this haeppn? Who did you tell after the event? How did it make you feel during and after it happened? And is there any other evidence such as WhatsApps, photos or emails that might lend more credibility to your case. These are all details that are incredibly easy to record contemporaneously but are also incredibly easy to forget later on. Humans, according to rearesch, often overestimate their ability to remember important emotional dtlieas later on. Assume that you're going to forget. Assume you have to wrtie it down.

Open Cloze

Write down this list. I want you to keep track of this and simply fill in the ______. First of all, what happened? In as much detail as possible, describe the _________, and do it on the day it ________ if at all possible. Second, who was there? Were there any witnesses? This becomes _______ potentially later on. What exact time and date did this happen? What location? Where did this ______? Who did you tell after the event? How did it make you feel during and after it happened? And is there any other evidence such as WhatsApps, photos or emails that might lend more credibility to your case. These are all details that are incredibly easy to record contemporaneously but are also incredibly easy to forget later on. Humans, according to ________, often overestimate their ability to remember important emotional _______ later on. Assume that you're going to forget. Assume you have to _____ it down.

Solution

  1. situation
  2. crucial
  3. details
  4. happen
  5. happened
  6. write
  7. blanks
  8. research

Original Text

Write down this list. I want you to keep track of this and simply fill in the blanks. First of all, what happened? In as much detail as possible, describe the situation, and do it on the day it happened if at all possible. Second, who was there? Were there any witnesses? This becomes crucial potentially later on. What exact time and date did this happen? What location? Where did this happen? Who did you tell after the event? How did it make you feel during and after it happened? And is there any other evidence such as WhatsApps, photos or emails that might lend more credibility to your case. These are all details that are incredibly easy to record contemporaneously but are also incredibly easy to forget later on. Humans, according to research, often overestimate their ability to remember important emotional details later on. Assume that you're going to forget. Assume you have to write it down.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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remember important emotional 2
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anonymous reporting tool 2

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