In particular, you should be willing to put down questions. If you discover a mistake, write down that you made a mistake, then go on to the next question rather than "not finish" the test. The goal is to avoid being "trapped" by an overly expensive fix caused by a minor error. In many contexts, the marks you'd get from trying gram-schmidt orthonomalization, making a mistake during it, pointing out where you made the mistake, then noting "don't have time to fix it" would be relatively high. And the marks you get from a blank answer to a question would be relatively low.
PerchloricAcid wrote:Regarding 1), I figured that the cause of my problem might be lack of practice.
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ConMan wrote:Try practicing both with and without time limits - sometimes the stress of a limit is what causes you to make more mistakes, so it can help to feel more comfortable with the content first and then introduce more pressure.
Dopefish wrote:It seems that basic arithmetic errors become far more common the further you go in math. (I'm pretty sure theres a PHDcomic to that effect too.)
PerchloricAcid wrote:Our teaching assistant gave me 75/100 points for this...but the guy said something like: "you got this right here, then you got it wrong here, I can't tell whether you knew how to do this". How can I not know it if I had 10 rows of formulae correct, than obviously forgot to write a minus somewhere?!
PerchloricAcid wrote:Webzter, that's exactly what keeps happening to me.
I haven't really thought of dyslexia though, I tend to attribute it to concentration problems and the like, even though I have the impression that I'm completely concentrated while working.
Were your wife and/or sister professionally diagnosed with dyslexia?
I don't want to find myself a stupid excuse for not being able to calculate or something, but I'm really becoming kinda desperate regarding this topic, so I don't want to rule any possible explanation out.
lucrezaborgia wrote:Wouldn't that be dyscalculia?
Joren wrote:Studies showed that on average grades where 0.5 points higher on a scale from 1-10.
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