I have a math final in a few mins might as well make a thread on it

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  1. Dominator211

    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

    Oct 15, 2016
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    Upstate, New York
    im nervous i suck ass at math and if i fail ill fail for the year any tips?
    but i think i am ready
  2. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.

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    Well, study and practice.
    Practice makes the master they say... Oh wait, too late. /s

    What would I recommend:
    • Calm down
    • Try to finish all assignments, if you seem to be stuck in one don't waste time and go to the next
    • After finishing all go back to the ones you were stuck in
    • If you still have time, double check results, that is look again at your calculations
    • Profit
    PS: And of course that all works if the final is written, if it is oral just calm down and fight your way, but most important calm down.
    Last edited by sarkwalvein, Jun 8, 2017
  3. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    Just be yourself
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  4. Quantumcat

    Quantumcat Dead and alive

    Nov 23, 2014
    Canberra, Australia
    Hope you did well!

    These are some tips for maths exams (too late for you now, but oh well):

    First thing you should do is read all the questions.
    Go through and mark all the ones that you can do easily.
    Go through and mark all the ones that you will really really struggle on.
    Do all the easy, straightforward ones.
    Have a look at the remaining ones unmarked. Do the ones that are worth the most marks, then the ones worth less marks, until you run out of those.
    Check how much time you have left. If a long time, try one of the really difficult questions.
    When you only have ten or fifteen minutes left, read through your working for the questions you already did and correct any mistakes you find.
    End of test.

    This way, you don't run out of time before doing all the questions you know how to do (how silly if you don't answer one you could have done easily and miss out on those easy marks), and you don't waste time in ones that are very hard unless you have time to spare, and if you do run out of time part way through them you have used your energy doing the ones worth the most marks FIRST so you can get the most marks for the time you were able to spend.
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