The Dominate Test Prep Podcast

11. 9 Ways to Avoid Making Careless Errors

December 03, 2019 Brett Ethridge / Dominate Test Prep
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11. 9 Ways to Avoid Making Careless Errors
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The Dominate Test Prep Podcast
11. 9 Ways to Avoid Making Careless Errors
Dec 03, 2019
Brett Ethridge / Dominate Test Prep

Sometimes you get questions wrong on your standardized test because you don’t use the proper strategy or simply don’t know the underlying content well enough. But sometimes you get wrong answers because you make careless errors — and those can be avoided in most cases. In this episode we explore nine (9) ways that you can avoid making careless mistakes on test day, thereby increasing the number of questions you get right and boosting your overall score.

This is a long show, so here are some timing benchmarks you can use if you want to jump around or need to come back and pick up where you left off:

0:00 - Introduction

4:43 - Four reasons why you make careless errors in the first place

8:32 - Strategy #1 for avoiding careless errors

13:10 - Strategy #2 for avoiding careless errors

18:11 - Strategy #3 for avoiding careless errors

22:04 - Strategy #4 for avoiding careless errors

25:46 - Strategy #5 for avoiding careless errors

31:16 - Strategy #6 for avoiding careless errors

35:16 - Strategy #7 for avoiding careless errors

41:58 - Strategy #8 for avoiding careless errors

44:40 - Strategy #9 for avoiding careless errors

51:52 - Action Steps


RESOURCES

Here are the books, studies, and other resources mentioned in this show.

  1. Into the Magic Shop, by Dr. James Doty, M.D.
  2. Study: "40-second green roof views sustain attention: The role of micro-breaks in attention restoration"
  3. Article: "Short-term memory duration and capacity"
  4. YouTube: Top 4 GMAT Math Strategies
  5. YouTube: Top 4 GRE Math Strategies
  6. Comprehensive GMAT prep course
  7. Comprehensive GRE prep course
  8. Online course: Non-standard GMAT math strategies
  9. Online course: Non-standard GRE math strategies


A DOSE OF MOTIVATION

“How you do anything is how you do everything.” — T. Harv Eker

Show Notes Transcript

Sometimes you get questions wrong on your standardized test because you don’t use the proper strategy or simply don’t know the underlying content well enough. But sometimes you get wrong answers because you make careless errors — and those can be avoided in most cases. In this episode we explore nine (9) ways that you can avoid making careless mistakes on test day, thereby increasing the number of questions you get right and boosting your overall score.

This is a long show, so here are some timing benchmarks you can use if you want to jump around or need to come back and pick up where you left off:

0:00 - Introduction

4:43 - Four reasons why you make careless errors in the first place

8:32 - Strategy #1 for avoiding careless errors

13:10 - Strategy #2 for avoiding careless errors

18:11 - Strategy #3 for avoiding careless errors

22:04 - Strategy #4 for avoiding careless errors

25:46 - Strategy #5 for avoiding careless errors

31:16 - Strategy #6 for avoiding careless errors

35:16 - Strategy #7 for avoiding careless errors

41:58 - Strategy #8 for avoiding careless errors

44:40 - Strategy #9 for avoiding careless errors

51:52 - Action Steps


RESOURCES

Here are the books, studies, and other resources mentioned in this show.

  1. Into the Magic Shop, by Dr. James Doty, M.D.
  2. Study: "40-second green roof views sustain attention: The role of micro-breaks in attention restoration"
  3. Article: "Short-term memory duration and capacity"
  4. YouTube: Top 4 GMAT Math Strategies
  5. YouTube: Top 4 GRE Math Strategies
  6. Comprehensive GMAT prep course
  7. Comprehensive GRE prep course
  8. Online course: Non-standard GMAT math strategies
  9. Online course: Non-standard GRE math strategies


A DOSE OF MOTIVATION

“How you do anything is how you do everything.” — T. Harv Eker