A lot of my students get tunnel vision. They get so focused on one question or one way of solving a problem that they can’t back up and look at it another way.
The down side of perfectionism
How to prevent tunnel vision
- See if you can massage your answer to turn it into on of theirs.
Do you have 8/10 instead of 4/5? (And, yes, it’s much more subtle than this on the real test.)
- Come back to the problem later.
If you still get the same answer, “skip it”, circle it in your book, and come back to it with fresh eyes after you’ve finished the rest of the section.
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