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Who does the questions at the back of the paper first? + exam technique question watch

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    1. I have a mock c2 test coming up, and I was wondering whether, doing the questions at the back is actually a good method, since I find those harder and I seem to run out of steam by the end of the paper.

    Just wanted to ask because trying new methods during (mock) exams is quite taboo to me, since I always get nervous and mess up even more, because of doubt, so if anyone could share their experience that would be great.

    I just do the questions in order. :dontknow:
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    I just work through them in order. If I spend too long reading a question and not knowing how to do it, or getting stuck partway through, I move on to the next question. I just picture it as each question being harder than the next and just warming up.

    i remember people doing this at GCSE in my school but i never really understood it, if you get stuck on a question try to write down what its asking you, and what you know about that topic area, then try to approach it from there

    My strong advice is to do them in order

    Same as SeanFM really..

    I do them in order and then skip those I spend far too much time on because I think they're designed to get progressively harder.

    Based on that theory, while it may be intuitive to do the last question since your mind is fresh and ready for any math question, you might be panicky and a bit dazed by a beast question.

    The first few questions are quite nice questions and warm you up for later on.

    In fact I find that doing all the easy questions possible first is easier because there's only like one or two hard ones and I can focus all the rest of my time onto them rather spending too much time on it in the beginning and then realising how much time I've wasted
    • Thread Starter

    Thanks for your replies! xD

    Does anyone have any advice in regards to the 2nd question? It's probably more important.

    [Edit] Will move 2nd question to a seperate thread, so people can find it easier.
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