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    Often, I have time left at the end of my maths exams (or other subjects really). Even though I try to check my answers, sometimes, my mind just automatically skips some obvious mistakes! Any advice in checking answers efficiently?
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    (Original post by Bellbird)
    Often, I have time left at the end of my maths exams (or other subjects really). Even though I try to check my answers, sometimes, my mind just automatically skips some obvious mistakes! Any advice in checking answers efficiently?

    Read exam question thoroughly, look for key phrases (define, outline, estimate..etc) to shape your answers.
    If you cannot answer move on to the next question (to come back later on to the question). Be careful though, doesn't always workout sometimes you may run out of time before you get to come back to question.
    Once you finish the paper double back to the questions you were stuck on or couldn't answer and try to answer them.
    Look back at the dodgy ones (answers you were not sure of or think you got wrong) check them, work them out once or twice.
    Look back at entire paper or as much of it as time allows.
    DO NOT LEAVE EXAM BEFORE IT ENDS (unless you are very confident of your performance)
    Good luck.
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    In addition if you are doing anything maths related.
    Go over each calculation you did and just do it again, even the simplest ones.

    Trust me, on the last maths mock I did I lost a good 10 marks for simple mistakes such as 24/2=6 ;//
 
 
 
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