The 8 Most Common Mistakes
As you prepare, keep the following common
mistakes in mind. Some are mistakes to avoid when taking the actual
test. Others are mistakes to avoid during your preparation for the
Forgetting one of the essential algebra concepts.
Know your terms and concepts cold.
to manipulate an equation in your head instead of writing it down
and solving it.
picking the answer the item asks for. Often this is not the same thing
as finding the critical value needed to solve the item.
to work through the practice sets in this book—reading the book
is not enough!
to practice the step methods on every practice test item. You need
these methods when the answer isn’t obvious to you.
to guess after eliminating one answer choice.
every item in order.
through a set instead of thinking each item through.