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From the Ted Talk by Cecilia Aragon: The creativity and community behind fanfiction

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Another author, who later became our student, told us that she learned about spelling and gmamrar while wnrtiig fan ftiicon. But she also told us, “When I started writing fanfiction at age 13, I was a queer, autistic middle-schooler who hadn’t yet reealzid I was either of these things. I had difficulty with social situations. Fanfiction communities were a vital social and learning outlet.” tadoy she’s done something that few undergraduates ever have. She’s published a first author academic paper in a top-rated venue.

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Another author, who later became our student, told us that she learned about spelling and _______ while _______ fan _______. But she also told us, “When I started writing fanfiction at age 13, I was a queer, autistic middle-schooler who hadn’t yet ________ I was either of these things. I had difficulty with social situations. Fanfiction communities were a vital social and learning outlet.” _____ she’s done something that few undergraduates ever have. She’s published a first author academic paper in a top-rated venue.

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  1. realized
  2. fiction
  3. writing
  4. grammar
  5. today

Original Text

Another author, who later became our student, told us that she learned about spelling and grammar while writing fan fiction. But she also told us, “When I started writing fanfiction at age 13, I was a queer, autistic middle-schooler who hadn’t yet realized I was either of these things. I had difficulty with social situations. Fanfiction communities were a vital social and learning outlet.” Today she’s done something that few undergraduates ever have. She’s published a first author academic paper in a top-rated venue.

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