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Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally. To think critically is to reflect on things in an independent manner. Here are some things you can do to enhance your critical thinking. Clarify your thinking. Don't be satisfied with a vague or fuzzy understanding of things. Seek the real meaning by looking below the surface.  
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Controlling Procrastination

 
Procrastination is putting off or avoiding doing something that you must do. Excessive procrastination can result in guilt feelings about not doing the task that should be done, and anxiety since the task still must be done. It can cause poor performance if you hurriedly try to complete a task with little time remaining. Here are twenty things you can do to control procrastination.
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Choosing a Major

 
A major is a specific subject area in which you will specialize during your college studies. Anywhere from one-third to one-half of the courses you take in college will be in your major or related to it. Choosing a college major is a very important but difficult task. Here are some things you can do to help you make the right decision.
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Another free Study Tip Be sure you know what information will be covered on a test. You don't want to study stuff you don't need to. Stick to what you have to study.
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