I applaud you, Jeff, for writing this particular post dealing with careless errors. I am appalled that other online SAT guides either minimize the role of such mistakes or do not mention them at all. I fit the description of the student mentioned above: one who comprehends all of the math questions, as well as discovers and the correct procedure to answer them, and yet who falls victim to three preventable errors. I consistently receive a 710-730 on this section, as I’ve recently begun to underline the key part/term being asked, such as “perimeter,” so that I don’t come up with “area.” This significantly improved my performance. However, do you have any concrete strategies (rather like underlining) for combating other SAT math blips, other than maintaining one’s focus, as mentioned in your next guide? I appreciate your insightful advice in advance.