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Do you have this tendency? [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2006, 22:44
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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Re: Do you have this tendency? [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2006, 09:07
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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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 [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2006, 10:12
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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 [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2006, 20:19
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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 [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2006, 03:17
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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 [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2006, 03:47
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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