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How can we prevent ourselve from make a stupid mistake in the exam?

 
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Sometime I take an mock exam I found I lose my some score because my 'eye' not my base knowledge. Some mistake is can't happen if I careful enough because it relate to basic knowledge but I make that mistake frequently.

That mistake is something about missing of ';', take access modifier in question to be 'public' instead of 'private' or mistake about '{...}}'. I think those mistake is ashaming but when I passed a lot of question my eye and brain begin to lack of sharpness. So I think ,sometime , I can't be avoid to lose that score.

Anyone that pass the exam and get the high score(85%+) is superb for me, so please tell me about technic to prevent that stupid mistake.

Thank you
Tanakorn
 
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I believe, with a score of 88%, i would pass your criteria for advice

As you keep taking more-n-more mocks, you would get attuned to all the "catches" that can occur on the exam, and gradually you would get trained at picking them.

So keep going at the mocks and keep practicing!
[ January 19, 2007: Message edited by: Aniket Patil ]
 
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Your percentage as such does not matter. If you learn from the experience then the certification has served you well. Keep taking mocks and you will find that you start analyzing code in a particular pattern. Ex: Is the class public , is the method private, is the class instantiated, is that a static or non static variable etc etc
 
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"Practice makes a man perfect". Be strong in your basics and take some more mock exams and you are good for the test. Scores dont matter as long as you pass
 
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Originally posted by Tanakorn Numrubporn:
...That mistake is something about missing of ';', take access modifier in question to be 'public' instead of 'private' or mistake about '{...}}'...


You've already taken the first step of identifying what these mistakes are. Now make a small mental checklist of things to look for in each question. You could even think of an acronym to help you remember the checklist, like "GAS"...
  • Grouping (braces and parentheses)
  • Access
  • Semicolons
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    Thank you everyone
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    Hi pal,
    I was also experiencing the same problem in mocks before taking SCJP 5 exam, but, I overcame it. I have noticed the following things:-
  • Whenever you make such a mistake, note it down in some notebook and pay due attention to it later.
  • By taking mocks frequently & regularly, you can rectify these mistakes & concentrate fully on the questions.
  • The more you rush, the more you lose concentration. Never rush through the code; rather, remain patient and read carefully and SLOWLY.
  • As Marc said, make a checklist for yourself, either written or simply in your mind.

  • Best regards,
    Abdul Rehman.
    [ January 20, 2007: Message edited by: Abdul Rehman ]
     
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