The 9 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 the basic formulas that are associated
with DS&P. (Know these formulas!)
to look for the hidden, unstated pieces of the puzzle that hold
the key to an item.
to work an item in your head instead of writing your work down.
picking the answer the item asks for. Are you falling for a distractor?
to work through the practice sets in this book—reading the book
is not enough.
to practice the step methods on every practice item. You need these
methods when the answer isn’t obvious to you.
to guess after eliminating one or more answer choices.
every item in order.
through a set instead of thinking each item through.