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RSum

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After reviewing my first FL, I noticed that a good amount of my mistakes are some content that can be reviewed but mostly "failures to see relationships in material," missing important information in the graphs or passages. I understand the fact that we should NEVER just say, "oh, what a dumb mistake" for any question since I got it wrong for a reason. However, how do I correct myself at seeing graphs and important information during the next test I take?:confused:

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do not understand your question.

it's ok to say "dumb mistake". the lesson you learn from such mistakes is being more careful with careless errors.
 

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do not understand your question.

it's ok to say "dumb mistake". the lesson you learn from such mistakes is being more careful with careless errors.

Well, more specifically, like I said, I miss problems by missing or incorrectly understanding presented information within the passages? Instead of just saying "oh, I'll get that next time," how do I take the proper steps or changes to do better on those types of problems next time around?
 
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This really just comes down to practice and experience interpreting graphs and tables. Having a strong background in science helps with this, but simply practicing the interpretation by doing FLs and passages that include graphs and tables is the best way to improve.

It's just a matter of repeated exposure. Eventually you'll start to notice common trends and be able to understand them quickly.

If you have extra time during your FLs you should spend more time reading the passages and interpreting the graphs before you attack the questions.
 

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I would take the time to go through the graph and understand it.

I usually try to redo the incorrect questions before answering them.

I also mark everything that I was unsure of and go over those even if they're right.
 
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