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Hello friends, I've been attempting MAT papers and even though I'm NOT applying to Oxford, I've been doingthe papers for fun. I've been doing okay on the multi choice, but getting nowhere with the longer questions. My friend said you have to "think in a certain way" but I'm not sure how? Maybe I'm overcomplicating it but I just can't seem to find where to start. Doesn't help that I can't understand the mark scheme either...
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That way of "thinking" is just called problem solving. Alevels test your knowledge of maths but very little of your actual problem solving skills. If requires thinking outside of the box and pulling together tools from unexpected places to get the required solution.

I'd say, at first, just read a few mark schemes thoroughly. If you can't understand them then you either don't know the a-level material well enough or you haven't thought hard enough about their solution. It takes perseverance, but it feels damn good when it clicks


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(Original post by lightningdoritos)
Hello friends, I've been attempting MAT papers and even though I'm NOT applying to Oxford, I've been doingthe papers for fun. I've been doing okay on the multi choice, but getting nowhere with the longer questions. My friend said you have to "think in a certain way" but I'm not sure how? Maybe I'm overcomplicating it but I just can't seem to find where to start. Doesn't help that I can't understand the mark scheme either...
Nooooo, don't do the MAT for fun, that's what STEP is for...


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Nooooo, don't do the MAT for fun, that's what STEP is for...


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I can't do STEP yet because I haven't covered all the content required!
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I can't do STEP yet because I haven't covered all the content required!
Don't worry, I'm just kidding


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Don't worry, I'm just kidding


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ah okay haha
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