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E. GÜRLEN and T. Cihan, “Barriers to Effective Learning of High School Students in Turkey,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ASSESSMENT TOOLS IN EDUCATION, pp. 161–173, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: