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10 Ways to Develop Strong Critical Thinking Skills in College

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Students have to possess multiple skills to succeed. Their assignments are different and so, have different purposes. One of the inevitable skills every student is supposed to possess is critical thinking. If a student lacks it, he/she will certainly fail. Critical thinking is an intellectual process when you evaluate, analyze, synthesize, and conceptualize something. It happens thanks to your observation, communication, experience, reasoning or reflection.

As you can see, it’s pretty complicated. It’s not surprising why some college students turn for help to some professional essay writing services available online. When they have poorly developed critical thinking skills, their assignments are quite weak and don’t bring the desired grades. Fortunately, you can improve critical thinking skills on your own. Our guide highlights 10 effective ways to reach that objective.

Ask Simple Questions

Many people like to complicate their situation and ask overly complex questions. Everything that is simple is genius. Therefore, ask the most logical and simplest questions.

 

  • What do I know?
  • Where to search?
  • How can it help me?
  • What do other people expect from me?

 

Be Objective

Some students tend to judge from their own viewpoint and it’s a huge mistake in critical thinking. No matter what is your personal attitude towards the studied problem, you ought to keep your head cool. Remain objective and give a fair evaluation of the topic you’re assigned. Your readers will quickly understand whether you’re objective or subjective. When you write your assignments, use the formal tone and avoid overly emotional expressions. Show your confidence and calmness.

Listen and Record

Be an attentive listener. Many students don’t listen to their teachers/professors and other knowledgeable people who share important information. Don’t repeat their mistake and listen attentively. Obligatorily take notes of what you’ve heard. Review the records and use them in your research if they are suitable.

Make In-Depth Research

Be honest with yourself. You don’t know everything and some information is missing. Therefore, you have to make some in-depth research to fill in the gaps. Make sure you use trustworthy informative sources to support your theories. Otherwise, your research will be worthless. Obligatorily make a list of every source you have found. Afterward, reread each attentively and try to identify the most suitable facts, which can support your research.

Evaluate Information

Every time you conduct research, check the already existing sources of information in the same area. Even some works that have little relation to your main questions may turn to be helpful. Other scientists have already studied your problem and using their knowledge, you can find more evidence to support your theory. Besides, some academic assignments have a section called Literature Review. It should contain all the sources you have used when you carried out your research. Evaluate the importance of their contribution and tell how it helped you.

Question Basic Assumptions

After you gather the evidence, begin to question the facts you have. The greatest people of our history commonly opposed some established thoughts and beliefs. They asked – What if this standard is wrong and the truth is different? Therefore, analyze the facts you’ve gathered to understand whether they are correct. Perhaps you’ll find some drawbacks, which are important.

Develop Your Curiosity

The next prompt is related to the previous one. When you ask yourself about your assumptions, it’s necessary to be passionate. Charge your curiosity to the fullest to get to the roots of the problem. You’re supposed to merely shine with enthusiasm and be willing to find the truth.

Review Your Viewpoint in Different Ways

It’s necessary to study a problem in different environments. Once you have the topic, review it from different angles. There may be various solutions or at least different reasons, which caused the issue you research. Be open for whatever comes. Thus, your critical thinking will be honest because it has checked all the probabilities to deliver the truth.

Consult Other People

Sometimes, a researcher needs support. If you aren’t 100% sure about some assumptions, ask other people to help. Perhaps they’ll shed some light on your problem and will support with fresh ideas. It’s better to consult people of different backgrounds and philosophies. They may have the same viewpoints as you do or quite contrary. Oftentimes, this practice brought unexpected dividends. Researchers received sudden ideas, which gave new birth to their projects and so, predetermined their success.

Be Ready to Recognize a Trouble

You should also accept that nobody thinks critically 100% of the time. There will be periods when you won’t be able to find logical clues. It’s essential to recognize the trouble and undertake effective measures to handle it.

Memorize our smart prompts. They are highly efficacious and not difficult to fulfill. Thus, your critical thinking skills will help to compose outstanding and impressive pieces.

 

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ISRO Recruitment 2020: Apply online for 182 posts of Technical Assistant And Other Post

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The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has invited online applications through U R RAO Satellite Centre (URSC) from interested Indian nationals for filling 182 vacancies of technical assistant and other post mentioned below. The application process for 182 posts started from February 15, 2020, and will close on March 6, 2020. The candidates can apply for the various post by getting registered on the official ISRO website at https://www.isro.gov.in/. The selection process will be via skill test and written test.

ISRO Recruitment 2020 Basic Information

CriteriaDetails
Name of PostTechnicians, Assistants, etc. posts
OrganizationISRO-URSC
IndustrySpace Research
ISRO Job LocationBangalore
ApplyOnline
Application Process StartedFebruary 15, 2020
Application Process Will End onMarch 6, 2020
ExperienceFreshers/Experienced
Salary ScaleAs per the designation in the range of Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 44,900 per month

 

ISRO Vacancy Details for 182 posts and Age Limit

The candidates can apply for the various ISRO posts mentioned below with the number of vacancies in each post and age limit of a candidate.

Post NameNumber of VacanciesAge Limit
Technician-B102 

 

18-35/years

 

Draughtsman-B03
Technical Assistant41
Library Assistant04
Scientific Assistant07
Hindi-Typist0218-26/years
Catering Attendant-‘A’05
Cook0518-35/years
Fireman ‘A’0418-25/years
Light Vehicle Driver-‘A’0418-35/years. Age relaxation has been given to Ex-Servicemen as per Government of India orders
Heavy Vehicle Driver-‘A’05
Total182 

 

Application Fee Of ISRO Posts

The last date of application fee payment of ISRO posts is March 07, 2020. The payment can be made using internet banking, credit card, debit card, or ‘Offline’ by visiting nearest SBI Branch.

CategoryFee
For OBC, UR, and EWS candidates₹250/-
Women/ ST/SC/ EX-SM/ PWBD candidatesexempted
Payment ModeOnline or Offline by visiting nearest SBI Branch

 

ISRO URSC Recruitment 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for ISRO recruitment for vacancies of 182 posts are mentioned below:

  1. Technician B: SSC/SSLC/ 10th +ITI/NAC/NTC in relevant trades
  2. Draughtsman-B: SSC/SSLC/10th+ITI/NAC/NTC in Draughtsman Mechanical Trade from NCVT
  3. Technical Assistant: Diploma in Engineering in relevant trades
  4. Library Assistant: Graduate + 1 year Master Degree in Library & Information Science/Library Science or Equivalent
  5. Scientific Assistant: Graduate in B.Sc. (Animation & Multimedia/ Physics/Chemistry/ Electronics)
  6. Hindi Typist: Graduation in Management/Commerce/ Arts/Science/ Computer Application. Hindi Typing on Computer with 25 wpm
  7. Catering Attendant ‘A’: SSC/SSLC pass or its equivalent
  8. Cook: SSC/SSLC pass or it’s equivalent and 5 years’ experience in Cook
  9. Fireman ‘A’: SSLC/SSC pass or its equivalent
  10. Light Vehicle Driver ‘A’: SSLC/SSC pass or it’s equivalent and 3 years’ experience as Light Vehicle Driver
  11. Heavy Vehicle Driver ‘A: SSLC/SSC pass or it’s equivalent and 3 years’ experience out of which min 3 years as Heavy Vehicle Driver

The candidates can read the detailed notification about ISRO Recruitment 2020 for 182 posts of Technicians, Assistants, etc. posts here https://apps.isac.gov.in/TA-2020/advt.jsp

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CBSE 10th and 12th board exams begin today, 30 lakh students to appear this year

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Board exams for classes 10th and 12th begins today (February 15, 2020). All necessary arrangements have been made for the smooth and fair conduct of examinations. About 30 lakh students are appearing for CBSE Board exam this year were 18,89,878 candidates will appear for CBSE class 10 examinations and 12,06,893 candidates will appear for CBSE class 12 examinations.

The Secretary of CBSE, Anurag Tripathi, has written a letter to principals, parents and students asking them not to get stressed out during this period, along with the instructions and new initiatives are taken this year.

CBSE class 10 board exams will be held from February 15 to March 20, 2020, where 7,88,195 girls, 11,01,664 boys and 19 transgender will appear for the exam.

CBSE class 12 board exams will be held from February 15 to March 30, 2020, where 5,22,819 girls, 6,84,068 boys and 6 transgenders will appear for the exam.

With new initiatives taken this year in CBSE board examinations that includes admit card with ‘QR’ code and encrypted question papers have been increased to 50 (previously it was 19) which are password protected.

This year, for safe collection and delivery of materials, photo tagging of the custodian and centre superintendent at the exam centres has been added with the image of the exam material.

Students are advised to reach the exam centre at 9.45 am on the examination dates as the CBSE examination will start from 10 am.

In India, Class 12 exams will be conducted across 4983 centres and CBSE Class 10 board exams will be held at 5376 centres. The exams are beginning with skill-based subjects first which will end on February 20, 2020. 42 skill based subjects have been introduced for CBSE class 12 board exams and 17 skill-based subjects for CBSE class 10 board exams.

CBSE Board exam 2020: Important instructions:

  • Students may carry permitted stationery but in a transparent pouch only.
  • Students must not carry cell phones, wallets, chits or pieces of paper, purses, old question papers, or anything that draws attention to something suspicious.
  • Students should read the whole paper and keep the last 5 minutes in hand for rechecking their answer.
  • It is advisable to tally answers number with the question paper to ensure no question has been missed or number has not been noted incorrectly.
  • Students shall obey all instructions given in the examination hall and maintain discipline.

 

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CG TET 2020 Notification released, Apply online for Chhattisgarh Teacher Eligibility Test

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CG TET 2020: A notification has been announced for the recruitment of Chhattisgarh Teacher Eligibility Test (CG TET) 2020 by the governing authority, Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CGPEB). The recruitment is available for the Primary & Upper Primary level. The primary level refers to classes from I-V and upper primary level refer to classes from VI-VIII. The CGTET certificate will be valid for seven years for qualified candidates.

The CGTET exam will be conducted in two sessions. The morning session will commence from 9.30 am to 12.15 pm and the evening session from 2.00 pm to 4.45 pm.

Download the CGTET 2020 Official Notification: Click here

Visit the official website of CGPEB CGTET 2020: Click here

Name of the Post: CGPEB CGTET Online Form 2020

CG TET 2020 Important Exam Dates

Check below the CGPEB CGTET 2020 important exam dates below.

EventsDates
Starting Date for Apply Online14-02-2020
Last Date to Apply for CG TET Online & Fee Payment01-03-2020 till 11:59 pm
Admit Card Release Date13-03-2020
Date of CGTET 2020 Exam22-03-2020

 

CG TET 2020 Application Fee

Check below the CGPEB CGTET 2020 Application fee below. The payment mode is a debit card, credit card or through net banking.

CategoryCG TET Application Fee
For GeneralRs. 350/- (Rs. 600/- for Two Exam Papers)
For OBCRs. 250/- (Rs. 400/- for Two Exam Papers)
For SC/ ST/ PHRs. 200/- (Rs. 300/- for Two Exam Papers)

 

CG TET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

A candidate has to fulfil the below criteria before filling the application form to apply for CGTET exam this year. A candidate should be in the age of 18-35 years.

Paper 1: For Primary Teachers Class I-V

  • Candidate should be qualified in class 12 or its equivalent with 50% marks with a 2-year Diploma in Education.
  • Candidates with (B.El.Ed) Degree can apply and should appear in a 2-year Diploma in Elementary education (D.El.Ed)
  • Candidate having B.Ed or Graduation Degree with 50% marks are also eligible.

Paper 2: For Upper Primary Teachers Class VI-VIII

  • Those candidates will be qualified in B.Ed and Graduation Degree B.A/ B.Sc/ D.Ed with at least 50% marks can apply.
  • Candidates appearing in 4 years of Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) are also eligible.

CG TET 2020 Examination Pattern

Check below the CGTET 2020 examination pattern for both primary and upper primary level.

For Primary Level:

  • Mode of Exam: The CGTET examination will be conducted offline
  • Time Duration: The time duration for the examination is two hours and 30 minutes.
  • Maximum Question: Total of 150 questions are asked in a question paper
  • Marking Scheme: Candidate gets one mark for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: Negative marking scheme is available on the question paper

For Upper Primary Level:

  • Mode of Exam: The CGTET examination will be conducted offline
  • Time Duration: The time duration for the examination is one hour and 30 minutes.
  • Maximum Question: Total of 150 questions are asked in a question paper
  • Marking Scheme: Candidate gets one mark for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: Negative marking is available on the question paper

CGPEB Contact Details

For any queries or further information, you can refer below the contact details:

Helpline: 0771-2972780

Email: [email protected]

(Call on +91 7470470609 for admit card related queries on Holidays between 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)

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AMCAT 2020 Exam Dates, Syllabus, Test Pattern, Registration Process

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AMCAT 2020 : Looking for a good job? Getting a job in a competitive world with a good salary is everyone’s dream. Ever heard of AMCAT? Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test (AMCAT) is India’s Largest Employability test of skills such as aptitude skills, reasoning skills, of a people who are in search of job opportunities. A candidate just needs to give the exam across centres in India and get the AMCAT score certificate. The certificate is then shared with different companies or candidate can apply by themselves to companies from the AMCAT portal.

AMCAT Exam Benefits

Being India’s largest employability test, AMCAT exam turns out to be very beneficial to fresher and job seekers (General/B.tech/Management) or even post-graduates in the following terms:

  • More than 2000 companies are hiring fresher and experienced candidates on the basis of AMCAT exam
  • 1500+ On and off-campus drives annually
  • More than 2,000,000 students have taken the AMCAT till date
  • More than 3 Lakh Interview calls sent to AMCAT takers every month
  • Candidates get connected with 4000 entry-level jobs
  • The leading job search providers like Monster.com and LinkedIn accept it as an employability certification

Which Companies accept AMCAT scores?

The freshers/job seekers who have given this AMCAT exam are called for interviews and many of them are getting employed. For fresher’s jobs, the top companies include Axis Bank, Tata Motors, Godrej, Mu Sigma, Ericsson, Nokia, Microsoft, Titan, Accenture and many more.

Following are the major industries which accept or recognize AMCAT scores.

  • IT Service/Product Companies
  • Telecommunication Companies
  • Financial Institutions
  • Corporate Companies
  • Automobile Companies
  • Hospitality sector companies
  • Digital Marketing Companies
  • Education Industry
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Mechanical

When the AMCAT exam is conducted?

AMCAT exam is conducted in 30 cities every month on Saturdays and Sundays with various time slots.

AMCAT Exam Registration Process

The candidates may follow the below steps to get registered for AMCAT exam:

  1. Visit the AMCAT official website: https://www.myamcat.com
  2. On the top right corner, click on ‘Register option’
  3. Or, a candidate can click the below link to directly land up to the AMCAT registration page:

https://www.myamcat.com/register-amcat?source=_home

  1. Fill in the details like email id, mobile number, name, degree, and year of graduation completion.
  2. Click on the submit button once the form is filled
  3. Candidate can now schedule their AMCAT exam by checking the available dates and time slots as appear in the screen. Also, check the test centre location
  4. Slots can be booked 3 months in advance
  5. After slots are booked, the last step of AMCAT registration is payment. The candidate will see an option “Pay Now” when they scroll down the page on the screen
  6. The modes of payment include Credit card, Debit card and Net banking
  7. After successful payment, the candidate will receive a unique AMCAT Id

AMCAT Exam Fee

The AMCAT exam fee is INR 1100 plus GST (INR 198) which sums up to INR 1298. The subscription is valid for 1 year.  If AMCAT scores are good enough, a candidate can even renew the subscription.

If available, Coupon codes can be applied to register at a discounted price. To know more about AMCAT coupon codes, visit: https://www.myamcat.com/amcat-offers-discount-coupons

Use the coupon made, before making the payment. At the payment procedure, click on “Have a voucher code” to avail service.

Document Required for AMCAT Exam

The documents required for AMCAT Exam which are required to be carried at the examination hall are as follows:

  • AMCAT Admit Card. The admit card will be sent to the candidate’s registered email Id and also SMS will be sent to the registered mobile number. Take a print out of it.
  • Passport size photographs
  • Any original valid photo identification proof (Voter id/ Aaadhar card/ /Pan card/Driving license)
  • Photocopy of Id proof

AMCAT Syllabus

AMCAT syllabus has 6 compulsory modules and a maximum of two Optional modules which include Engineering and Management.

The compulsory modules include:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsModel DurationBefitting Job Functions/Profiles
English1818 minutesBusiness Consulting, HR/Admin, ITES/BPO, Marketing, Engineering, Sales and Customer Management, IT, Hotel Management, Life Sciences, Content Development
Quantitative Ability Tech1620 minutesContent Development, Business Consulting, HR/Admin, ITES/BPO, Marketing, Engineering, Sales and Customer Management, IT, Hotel Management, Life Sciences
Logical Ability1215 minutesContent Development, Business Consulting, HR/Admin, ITES/BPO, Marketing, Engineering, Sales and Customer Management, IT, Hotel Management, Life Sciences
Quantitative Ability1420 minutesContent Development, Business Consulting, HR/Admin, ITES/BPO, Marketing, Engineering, Sales and Customer Management, IT, Hotel Management, Life Sciences
Information Gathering & Synthesis1215 minutesContent Development, Business Consulting, HR/Admin, ITES/BPO, Marketing, Engineering, Sales and Customer Management, IT, Hotel Management, Life Sciences
Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory (AMPI)9020 minutesOverall personality assessment of the candidate

 

AMPI: Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory evaluate the overall personality of a candidate which is based on the five-factor model of Personality that includes:

  • Extraversion
  • Conscientiousness
  • Neuroticism
  • Openness to Experience
  • Agreeableness

Engineering Modules in AMCAT exam pattern

SubjectNumber of QuestionsModel DurationBefitting Job Functions/Profiles
Automata Fix720 minutesFull Stack Developer, Game Developer, Game Programmer, Mobile App Developer, Embedded Software Engineer, Architect and Developer, Back End Developer
Fundamentals of Physics1515 minutesLab Supervisor, Researcher, Technician, Manager, Consulting Physicist, Research Associate, Senior Physicist
Fundamentals of Chemistry1815 minutesLaboratory Assistant, Scientist, Research and Development, Chemist, Sales Representative, etc.
Basic Biology2215 minutesMedical Representative, Nurse, Scientist, Research and Development, etc
Pharmaceutical Sciences1510 minutesResearch Assistant, Medical representative, Pharmacist, Chemist, Sales Representative
Front Office Management1815 minutesFront Office Executive/Manager, Sales Executive/Manager
Housekeeping1815 minutesHousekeeping Executive/Manager, Sales Executive/Manager
Culinary Skills1815 minutesFood Production Executive/Manager, Sales Executive/Manager,
Food and Beverage Service1815 minutesFood and Beverages Executive/Manager, Sales Executive/Manager
Basic Statistics1215 minutesStatistician, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Financial Analyst, Mathematician, Market Research Analyst, Actuary etc
Computer Science2020 minutesDatabase Administrator, Systems Analyst, Computer Network Architect, Information Security Analyst, Network Engineer, Web Developer, Software Developer

 

Management Modules in AMCATexam

SubjectNumber of QuestionsModel DurationBefitting Job Functions/Profiles
Marketing1615 minutesSales Manager/Executive, Marketing Manager/Executive
Financial Accounting1515 minutesAccounts Executive/Manager, Finance Executive, Accounting Executive, BFSI Product Sales Executive/Manager, BFSI Product Services Executive/Manager
Financial & Banking Services2220 minutesAccounting Managers, Corporate Controllers, Chief Financial Officers, Treasurers and Finance Officers
Human Resources1515 minutesHR/Recruitment Manager/Executive, Training Manager/Executive, IT Recruiter, Sourcing Executive/Manager
Operations Management1015 minutesUnderstanding practical aspects of the operation

 

AMCAT Test Pattern

The Duration of the AMCAT exam is 3 hours. Objective type questions are asked in a question paper with no negative marking. If one wants to reappear for the exam, a candidate needs to wait for at least 45 days from its first attempt. Maximum 3 times, AMCAT exam can be given in a calendar year.

AMCAT Sample Question Papers

The candidate can get sample papers online from the AMCAT official website for practice and get download it anytime for both compulsory and optional modules. Click the below link to get direct access to the sample question papers.

Click here for AMCAT Sample Question Papers: https://www.myamcat.com/amcat-sample-papers

Prep AMCAT

A Prep AMCAT service is also provided to the candidate to check their AMCAT preparation before the real test. It is a paid service. For more information, visit:  https://www.myamcat.com/products/prep-amcat

 

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UPTET Result 2019-2020 Declared: Check Details Here

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Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) Result has been released on February 7, 2020, on its official website updeled.gov.in. We have provided the direct link below along with the steps. Around 16 lakhs candidates have applied for the examination for the Primary and Upper Primary levels and 91.47% of the candidates were present in the examinations. Therefore, a huge number of candidates have applied for the job and now the UPTET 2020 results wait has been over.

The UPTET 2019 examination was conducted on January 8, 2020, in two shifts. The paper 1 Primary level Teachers exam was conducted in timings 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and the Paper 2 Upper Primary Teachers exam was conducted in timings 02:30 pm to 05:00 pm. This certificate will be valid for 5 years.

Direct Link to Check UPTET Result 2019-2020: Click here

The candidates can check their UPTET result through the following websites: updeled.gov.in, upbasiceduboard.gov.in.

How to check UPTET Result 2020?

Candidates can follow the below steps to check and download their UPTET result 2019-2020 for paper 1 and paper 2.

  1. Visit the official website http://updeled.gov.in/
  2. Click on the UPTET exam link.
  3. Click on the UPTET result link.
  4. Enter the Registration number, Password (also known as OTP) and Captcha code as visible on the screen
  5. Click on the Login button.
  6. The result will be displayed on your screen
  7. Download UPTET result and take a print out for future reference.

UPTET Eligibility Certificate 2020

The candidates should have the following documents in their hands in order to get UPTET eligibility certificate 2020:

  • UPTET online application form
  • UPTET admit card
  • UPTET mark sheet
  • Caste certificate
  • Photo Id proof
  • Special reservation letter

UPTET Result 2020: Highlights

This year around 16 lakhs candidates appears for the UPTET examination. The data released by the official’s state that the total registered candidates are 1083016 for Paper 1 and 573322 candidates for paper 2. Over 3.5 lakh candidates qualified for the UPTET examination. See the data below:

Level Of ExamTotal RegisteredCandidate AppearingQualified CandidatePassing Percentage
UPTET Paper 110,83,0169,90,7442,94,63529.74%
UPTET Paper 25,73,3225,23,97260,06811.46%
Total16,56,33815,14,7163,54,70341.20%

 

UPTET 2020 Qualifying Marks

The minimum aggregate percentage that aspirants should obtain in order to qualify for the UPTET 2020 exam is stated below:

CategoryUPTET Qualifying PercentageUPTET Qualifying Marks
ST/SC/ OBC/Ex-S/PWD55%82
General60%90

 

In case of any query or confusion, candidates can connect with the authorities at 0532-2466769, 053-2467504 or can send an email through [email protected].

 

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