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    I made a thread previously, https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5094776
    about being disappointed with my past total Maths mark(79/82), and we have just got our latest test back(tests have two papers, both out of 40 or 42, we just got one out of 40 back), and I got 39/40, but the reason why was so dumb it was actually just sad.

    We where answering a multi-part question on reversing function(f^-1(x)=...)
    and although I did get the answer, I accidentally wrote +1 instead of -1 on the answer, so I lost a mark. My school gave me extra time for English, but that means I get it for everything else, so I finished the first 5 questions before anyone else had started, then did the last 7 and then spent the remaining time checking my answers, and I had quite a while(20-25 mins), and yet I did not spot this mistake... Does anyone know any good methods for getting 100% other than doing past papers, as I already did some past papers in revision for this and still only got 39.

    Anyone got anything else that would work, because reading the question obviously doesn't always work, so any other suggestions about how I can fix this/prevent it from happening in future tests?
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    (Original post by Zoqua)
    I made a thread previously, https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5094776
    about being disappointed with my past total Maths mark(79/82), and we have just got our latest test back(tests have two papers, both out of 40 or 42, we just got one out of 40 back), and I got 39/40, but the reason why was so dumb it was actually just sad.

    We where answering a multi-part question on reversing function(f^-1(x)=...)
    and although I did get the answer, I accidentally wrote +1 instead of -1 on the answer, so I lost a mark. My school gave me extra time for English, but that means I get it for everything else, so I finished the first 5 questions before anyone else had started, then did the last 7 and then spent the remaining time checking my answers, and I had quite a while(20-25 mins), and yet I did not spot this mistake... Does anyone know any good methods for getting 100% other than doing past papers, as I already did some past papers in revision for this and still only got 39.

    Anyone got anything else that would work, because reading the question obviously doesn't always work, so any other suggestions about how I can fix this/prevent it from happening in future tests?
    You could stop being conceited perhaps
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    (Original post by Igorzycho)
    You could stop being conceited perhaps
    How am I being conceited, that makes literally no sense...

    If your not going to say something constructive don't say anything...
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    maybe just print out questions that are only at the back of the paper (grade 8 or 9 specifically) to it by topic if you must

    but i wouldn't beat yourself up over this
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    (Original post by Zoqua)
    I made a thread previously, https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5094776
    about being disappointed with my past total Maths mark(79/82), and we have just got our latest test back(tests have two papers, both out of 40 or 42, we just got one out of 40 back), and I got 39/40, but the reason why was so dumb it was actually just sad.

    We where answering a multi-part question on reversing function(f^-1(x)=...)
    and although I did get the answer, I accidentally wrote +1 instead of -1 on the answer, so I lost a mark. My school gave me extra time for English, but that means I get it for everything else, so I finished the first 5 questions before anyone else had started, then did the last 7 and then spent the remaining time checking my answers, and I had quite a while(20-25 mins), and yet I did not spot this mistake... Does anyone know any good methods for getting 100% other than doing past papers, as I already did some past papers in revision for this and still only got 39.

    Anyone got anything else that would work, because reading the question obviously doesn't always work, so any other suggestions about how I can fix this/prevent it from happening in future tests?
    Alright then, study harder, triple-check (if double-checking doesn't do for you) or go to specsavers
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    (Original post by Zoqua)
    I made a thread previously, https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5094776
    about being disappointed with my past total Maths mark(79/82), and we have just got our latest test back(tests have two papers, both out of 40 or 42, we just got one out of 40 back), and I got 39/40, but the reason why was so dumb it was actually just sad.

    We where answering a multi-part question on reversing function(f^-1(x)=...)
    and although I did get the answer, I accidentally wrote +1 instead of -1 on the answer, so I lost a mark. My school gave me extra time for English, but that means I get it for everything else, so I finished the first 5 questions before anyone else had started, then did the last 7 and then spent the remaining time checking my answers, and I had quite a while(20-25 mins), and yet I did not spot this mistake... Does anyone know any good methods for getting 100% other than doing past papers, as I already did some past papers in revision for this and still only got 39.

    Anyone got anything else that would work, because reading the question obviously doesn't always work, so any other suggestions about how I can fix this/prevent it from happening in future tests?
    When you are checking your answers, re-do the questions.
 
 
 
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