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Exercise 6 - Towards academic reading
According to Edward de Bono, creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. De Bono and other experts think that everyone can learn to be more creative. They have developed a range of techniques for increasing people's creativity.

In this exercise you will use a tool called SCAMPER, developed by Robert Eberle. This tool is a set of questions you can ask yourself to help you think of new ideas.


SCAMPER stands for:

Substitute: What can I use instead of what I always use?

Combine: What can I combine or put together to do something in a new way?

Adapt: How can I change this?

Modify or Magnify: What can I add or make bigger?

Put to alternative uses: How can I use this differently?

Eliminate or Minimize: What can I reduce, remove or make smaller?

Reverse or Rearrange: What can be rearranged in some way?
Let's see how creative you can be.

Read the above list of SCAMPER questions.
Use these questions to help you think of 3 ways to improve the way you make or do something.

Remember - there are no right or wrong answers in this exercise! You decide how good your new invention is.

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