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Clarify your problem by making it more abstract
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If an argument looks promising but needs a hypothesis, assume the hypothesis for now but try to remove it later
If you don't know how to make a decision, then don't make it
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Simplify your problem by generalizing it
Strengthen your inductive hypothesis
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Think axiomatically even about concrete objects
To understand an object, consider treating it as one of a family of objects and analysing the family
Try to prove a stronger result
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