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revup triv

Joined: Aug 17, 2003
Posts: 27
Hi! All,
I am giving exam day after tomorrow. I practised with some mock exams & today I just gave Marcus green exam No.3 & I got 67% on it. I am keep making at least 6/7 silly mistakes in each test.. which is affecting lot to the result.. Give me some tips how can I get rid of it. Trying to read questions carefully... but no help.
Andres Gonzalez
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Joined: Nov 27, 2001
Posts: 1561
revup -
1o) One thing that helps is not only answering the correct answer, but also answering why the remaining answers cannot be correct.
2o) If you're making these "silly" mistakes frequently, copy the questions in a separate sheet and practice them the day after, or at night. If you've been able to identified these mistakes, identify the objectives that they belong to and study them again. Do the excercises at the end of the chapter as well.
3o) do not miss doing It is really close to the exam. In general, all marcus green exams are very similar to the exam. So if you only got 2 days left, practice with them a lot and try to concentrate more and get a better score.
4o) good luck.
[ September 02, 2003: Message edited by: Andres Gonzalez ]

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rani bedi
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Joined: Feb 06, 2001
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You will get 120 minutes to answer 61 questions. So read all the questions and answers patiently. Review all your answers at the end. On my revision I could easily correct 3 answers which added to my score.
The exam wants you to figure out the syntax errors. You need to look carefully because the question might look like a complex loop or thread question but it may actually be a stupid syntactical error.

Cheers,<br />Rani<br />SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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Just to follow up on what Parmeet said - if the question has a lot of code, DON'T try to figure out the code first. Instead, look over the options that the question gives, THEN look carefully at the code. Remember, all you have to do is select the correct option(s).
Pradeep bhatt
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am keep making at least 6/7 silly mistakes in each test

Even I used to make silly mistakes in mock exams. IMHO,Silly mistakes are because of lack of concentration. In the real exam I did not make silly mistakes.

revup triv

Joined: Aug 17, 2003
Posts: 27
Thank you very much all of u. I will try to do it more concentratively.. Will let u know tomorrow what happens.
Marlene Miller
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Joined: Mar 05, 2003
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The JavaRanch SCJP forum has to be the kindest, nicest, most sincere and helpful forum of all possible forums.
Thank you Andres, Parmeet, Bill and Pradeep for making it so.
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