This is an exercise I do with my parents all the time. It really helps you to think, and learn quickly, by changing stories with long, complicated plots, into six word snippets that are essentially Cliffsnotes to the Cliffsnotes. Here's an example: The Great Gatsby: Rich guy People die He's Homeless Some extra notes: 1. I would like to keep away from Religious Texts. This is to prevent someone saying something offensive about another religion. 2. If someone gives an example you had, post yours! It may be completely original!