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Ted-Ed The Power of Simple Words

Ted-Ed The Power of Simple Words

This customized video from Ted-Ed illustrates the power of plain language in a fun, engaging way.


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Sarah Hicks
Sarah Hicks (Faculty)
4 years ago
This is amazing! I am an avid fan of simple words. I have friends who are in the Tower and insist that I should "stop dumbing [myself] down for my students." They think that if I do not challenge them with new, better vocabulary, they will never rise up and meet the rest of us. I can't though. Simple words have just as much impact and power, if not more, than less simple words. Besides, it is all about context right?
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