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What does the term "crib notes" mean as used in this context: "To decide whether or not something is noteworthy use 4 criteria as follows: category, relevance, importance, and your bias. To remember them, think CRIB as in crib notes." Thanks.
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    The first definition of crib notes in the Urban Dictionary is: A small instrument used to aid in the art of cheating. It is generally small pieces of paper with answers to a test, or just notes on a specific topic.

    More ethically, they're just notes you make for yourself to review critical material before you take a test or give a speech or sit for an interview (etc.).

    So CRIB here is a mnemonic device for remembering category, relevance, importance, bias -- plus it is also like crib notes or a crib sheet.
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