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Cut Text

Take a copy of a text.

Joker asks people in a group (or individually) to cut out paragraphs, sentences, clauses, words, until only the most essential content is left.

At each step the person cutting has to justify her/his choice to the others in the group. If they are not convinced, the cutter has to choose something else to cut.

Or, take a text, cut it up by paragraphs, shuffle them and ask groups to re-order them. (It may be possible to find an order that is different from the original, but still valid.)

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