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# Do you have this tendency?

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14 Sep 2006, 23:44
Your wrong questions tend to be close together. E.g. sometimes 3 or 4 consecutive questions are wrong. and your correct ones also tend to stick together.

I discovered that I had this pattern. I am not sure whether it's due to my mentality when I was solving the problems or it was how the hard and easy questions were organized.
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15 Sep 2006, 10:07
tennis_ball wrote:
Your wrong questions tend to be close together. E.g. sometimes 3 or 4 consecutive questions are wrong. and your correct ones also tend to stick together.

I discovered that I had this pattern. I am not sure whether it's due to my mentality when I was solving the problems or it was how the hard and easy questions were organized.

I do not. I tend not to get more than 2 consecutive questions wrong. When this does happen, it's usually a reading passage I couldn't understand or difficult DS questions.

I think consecutive incorrect answers may be a huge detriment to your score.
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15 Sep 2006, 11:12
It's nice that u identified this pattern.

I believe that harder questions could be the explanation not of 4 questions wrongs, but rather of 2 questions wrongs.

To me, a raw of 4 questions missed indicates a lack of such key elements as energy, concentration, focus or main picture, motivation, or proper way of thinking. The list is probably even dependent on individual.

It's really hard to identify clearly the cause, especially when we feel that it's a combination of factors.

A good thing that I will apply on G Day is to "reset" my brain by clausing 2 or 3s my eyes for a deep breath during the main sections of the test.
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15 Sep 2006, 21:19
I've had this problem too. I think I've gotten a little better as my concentration and confidence has improved. Its easy to get demoralized from a few tough questions early on in a test segment.
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16 Sep 2006, 04:17
Fig wrote:

A good thing that I will apply on G Day is to "reset" my brain by clausing 2 or 3s my eyes for a deep breath during the main sections of the test.

I don't get your meaning. can you say it in a simplistic AWA way? :D:D
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16 Sep 2006, 04:47
At least, I can try With all cautions of being a non-native english speaker

What I mean by a 'reset' is to:
> stop to do what i do
> close my eyes
> take a deep breath
> focus my sens and my thoughs *only* on the deep breath nothing more nothing less (listenning the noise, feeling the going in/out flux of air, ....)

After this, I feel a regain of energy, of concentration, and of confidence.

I'm not an adapt of Yoga and so on I just observe that it works
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