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Unformatted text preview: Extraneous- introduced or coming from without; not belonging or proper to a thing; external; foreign: irrelevant, not pertinent In other words you want to be able to keep your thoughts clear. Write down unrelated thoughts and handle them later, this way you can stay on topic. Compartmentalize - to divide into categories or compartments Use this in order to plan times to do things, such as, studying and hanging out with friends. Keep a schedule or calendar, it may seem weird, but knowing when you can go out and have fun, and when you need to be studying, can help you achieve your academic goals by allowing you to see what is priority and what is not....
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- Fall '09