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"From the Ted Talk by Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now!"

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The raeosn I make them write like crazy is because when you write slowly and lots of thoughts cross your mind, the artistic devil creeps in. This devil will tell you hundreds of reasons why you can't write: "People will laugh at you. This is not good writing! What kind of sentence is this? Look at your handwriting!" It will say a lot of things. You have to run fast so the deivl can't ccath up. The really good writing I've seen in my class was not from the assignments with a long deadline, but from the 40- to 60-minute czary winrtig students did in front of me with a pencil. The stnduets go into a kind of trance. After 30 or 40 minutes, they write without knowing what they're writing. And in this moment, the nagging devil disappears.

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The ______ I make them write like crazy is because when you write slowly and lots of thoughts cross your mind, the artistic devil creeps in. This devil will tell you hundreds of reasons why you can't write: "People will laugh at you. This is not good writing! What kind of sentence is this? Look at your handwriting!" It will say a lot of things. You have to run fast so the _____ can't _____ up. The really good writing I've seen in my class was not from the assignments with a long deadline, but from the 40- to 60-minute _____ _______ students did in front of me with a pencil. The ________ go into a kind of trance. After 30 or 40 minutes, they write without knowing what they're writing. And in this moment, the nagging devil disappears.

Solution

  1. crazy
  2. devil
  3. students
  4. writing
  5. reason
  6. catch

Original Text

The reason I make them write like crazy is because when you write slowly and lots of thoughts cross your mind, the artistic devil creeps in. This devil will tell you hundreds of reasons why you can't write: "People will laugh at you. This is not good writing! What kind of sentence is this? Look at your handwriting!" It will say a lot of things. You have to run fast so the devil can't catch up. The really good writing I've seen in my class was not from the assignments with a long deadline, but from the 40- to 60-minute crazy writing students did in front of me with a pencil. The students go into a kind of trance. After 30 or 40 minutes, they write without knowing what they're writing. And in this moment, the nagging devil disappears.

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Important Words

  1. artistic
  2. assignments
  3. catch
  4. class
  5. crazy
  6. creeps
  7. cross
  8. deadline
  9. devil
  10. disappears
  11. fast
  12. front
  13. good
  14. hundreds
  15. kind
  16. knowing
  17. laugh
  18. long
  19. lot
  20. lots
  21. mind
  22. minutes
  23. moment
  24. nagging
  25. pencil
  26. reason
  27. reasons
  28. run
  29. sentence
  30. slowly
  31. students
  32. thoughts
  33. trance
  34. write
  35. writing