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Old Dec 16th 2019, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix View Post
Why oh why did I change my answer????? Stick with your first answer always. It would have been 10/10 otherwise. DOH!!!!!
Always go with your first instinct, I've fallen into the same trap myself lots of times.
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Old Dec 16th 2019, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Always go with your first instinct, I've fallen into the same trap myself lots of times.
Of course, there are some things I just don't know, and instincts can fail. There's no shame in not knowing something about Charlie's Angels.
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Old Dec 16th 2019, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
Of course, there are some things I just don't know, and instincts can fail. There's no shame in not knowing something about Charlie's Angels.
Even if it's just a guess, it's best to stick with your first one, precious seconds can be wasted second guessing your answers.

And no, there's no shame in that, I haven't watched it either so it'd have been a guess for me too.
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Old Dec 16th 2019, 3:37 pm
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I agree with the if you don't know just make ONE guess and stick with it rule of thumb. You have a 25% chance of it being right, sometimes you can eliminate an obviously dumb answer improving your chances. Whatever the right answer you will find it out shortly and then you can try to store it in the bin of useless trivia in your brain

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Originally Posted by lizzyq View Post
IWhatever the right answer you will find it out shortly and then you can try to store it in the bin of useless trivia in your brain
This is actually the most important tip because there's a greater than 25% chance you'll see that question again within two weeks.
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Old Dec 16th 2019, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by lizzyq View Post
Whatever the right answer you will find it out shortly and then you can try to store it in the bin of useless trivia in your brain
Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
This is actually the most important tip because there's a greater than 25% chance you'll see that question again within two weeks.
THen I need MrBEVS . His brain retains odd trivia of all sorts. Mine doesn't .

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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Always go with your first instinct, I've fallen into the same trap myself lots of times.
I know this. That's why I can't understand why I changed it. Stupid me! I was gob-smacked to get 10/10 yesterday as I had no idea on at least 5 of the questions. I was expecting to get my worst score ever, just wish I could remember what the questions and right answers were . Memory like a sieve these days.
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Old Dec 17th 2019, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix View Post
I know this. That's why I can't understand why I changed it. Stupid me! I was gob-smacked to get 10/10 yesterday as I had no idea on at least 5 of the questions. I was expecting to get my worst score ever, just wish I could remember what the questions and right answers were . Memory like a sieve these days.
10/10 is a win, even if it was a jammy one
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Hoping you like the new category "Literature" on Fridays. Thought we needed a bit of a change. Have Fun!
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Hoping you like the new category "Literature" on Fridays. Thought we needed a bit of a change. Have Fun!
A welcome change but as with my GCSE English Lit, I was once again screwed out of a perfect score by Shakespeare.
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A welcome change but as with my GCSE English Lit, I was once again screwed out of a perfect score by Shakespeare.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
A welcome change but as with my GCSE English Lit, I was once again screwed out of a perfect score by Shakespeare.
You and me both!
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Old Dec 20th 2019, 7:54 pm
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You and me both!
I still managed a B because I wrote some utter bullshit about a Philip Larkin poem that the examiners seemed to think was half decent. Good old Larkin was the only thing I enjoyed in those two years.
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I still managed a B because I wrote some utter bullshit about a Philip Larkin poem that the examiners seemed to think was half decent. Good old Larkin was the only thing I enjoyed in those two years.
I made up some good Yeats quotes for my Leaving Cert - the auld bugger wrote so much that they couldn't mark me down!!
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I made up some good Yeats quotes for my Leaving Cert - the auld bugger wrote so much that they couldn't mark me down!!
That's a really good idea, actually.
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