Feel constrained by 200 words? How about 6?

Students in EDUC 222 know that the limit on weekly reading reactions is a paltry 200 words. How are you supposed to express your deep understanding of the readings in only 200 words? Here’s something to make you feel better.

Sebastian Wernicke, speaking at TEDx Zurich 2011, demonstrates the potential of boiling all TED talks down to just 6 words. Starting with over 2.3 million words across all TED talks currently on the web, Wernicke cut things back by 99.9997%! See for yourself below.

Next time you are working on a reading reaction, instead of feeling hemmed in by “only” having 200 words, think about starting with 6 words, and enjoy the extra 194!

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