Thanks Wallace. I know what you mean and I wish I could follow your advice but I don't know how to convince myself to think like that. I come from a proud line of worrywarts.
The thing is that I don't really know of a systematic way to stop making these errors. If it were some logical flaw or some concept that I wasn't understanding, at least I would be able to formulate a plan to remedy that weakness. I would actually prefer that scenario over making random careless mistakes on easy questions.
I just have no idea how to approach and fix this.
I just finished 2 timed LR sections. When I reviewed my answers, I ended up changing TEN answers this time. The only consolation was that I ended up getting them all correct at the end.
You're stressing yourself out, and your time-management is bad. (The two are related.)
I frankly wouldn't have TIME to re-check TEN full answers on a LR section.
Final_Id, you misunderstood my post. I did two back-to-back LR sections in 35minutes each. After my time was up, I went back to check all 51 questions and ended up catching 10 really dumb mistakes.
On advice from various people, I am currently trying to finish entire sections in 35 minutes. As a baseline, I usually finish 20-22 questions in 35min and end up making 1-2 errors per section. If I try to finish the entire section, my error rate goes up to around 4-5 per section. Interestingly enough, the scaled score ends up being the same in both instances.
What happened in the last 2 sections was unprecedented. I've never made 10 careless errors in 2 back to back sections.
I think I'm going to take a long break and try the various suggestions that were given in this thread.