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    I consistently get 85-95% in majority of my exams, usually due to simple mistakes or forgetting a definition, regardless of how much I try to revise.
    Anyone got tips to do during the exam to check you haven't missed anything simple? I generally have a lot of free time after an exam (maths especially), but not enough to redo every single question, and even if I were to redo a question, it's likely I would follow my previous method and make the same error.
    I do Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry, so the style of questions are all very similar, just need to improve that little bit more
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    Hmm...I don't know what to suggest other than doing loads and loads of past papers. Maybe if you have lots of time at the end of the exam wait perhaps 5 minutes before going back to check so you have a fresher perspective and might be able to spot mistakes more easily.
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    (Original post by JN17)
    I consistently get 85-95% in majority of my exams, usually due to simple mistakes or forgetting a definition, regardless of how much I try to revise.
    Anyone got tips to do during the exam to check you haven't missed anything simple? I generally have a lot of free time after an exam (maths especially), but not enough to redo every single question, and even if I were to redo a question, it's likely I would follow my previous method and make the same error.
    I do Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry, so the style of questions are all very similar, just need to improve that little bit more
    Forgetting a definition is a little more than a simple mistake, it is an indicator you don't have mastery of the material. The only solution for that is more memorisation.
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    The question reading thing is really important generally. I'm terrible at it and frequently lose marks for not rounding to the right amount/giving an answer in another form etc etc etc. Is your problem a similar one?
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    Definitely similar but not quite, for example on a recent mechanics test while taking moments for a fairly tough question, I made a mistake somewhere and ended up with a coefficient of friction of 0.27 or so, whilst the actual answer was 0.36, so it's not so far off that you'd think there was a mistake, however I wasn't able to notice it during the exam, and it was a 9 mark part to a question.
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    The question reading thing is really important generally. I'm terrible at it and frequently lose marks for not rounding to the right amount/giving an answer in another form etc etc etc. Is your problem a similar one?
    Without sounding rude, I have a solution. Write "RTFQ" next to each question so that every time you look at it or double check, you do so. Thus, decreasing the chance that you misread the question or what not.
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    (Original post by TheRealLifeBane)
    Without sounding rude, I have a solution. Write "RTFQ" next to each question so that every time you look at it or double check, you do so. Thus, decreasing the chance that you misread the question or what not.
    That sounds good in theory, but I've tried doing pretty much that on my papers and still haven't read what I've written (I must be awful at exams if I don't even read what I write, let alone what the paper says!) I ended up getting a few interesting comments from my teachers too.
 
 
 
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