I practice math a lot. I prepare through textbooks to strengthen the base and then I use competitive books to have a higher idea of subject. I am weak in certain sections---- In the Examination hall, I can't use the brain to maximum. I get stuck. I can't co-relate what I have learnt. This is not due to fear or environment factor. There is something more important what I am not able to find. In the process of solving problems, if I am near the answer, but I find myself not getting nearly the right thing, I leave that method. If I have my solution and it doesn't match with the correct answer, I lack the ability to SEE how my answer can be transformed or what should I have skipped. There are lot of algebra questions that are a nightmare. The can be solved with a trick, like subtracting 1 from both sides. How should I know? How to judge. I don't see the problem well. I can't, only by seeing, tell the correct method of solving-of the problems I have never earlier solved but the concept used is the same. I feel defeated easily. I don't put more effort to the problem. It would be quite helpful if the knowledgeable members help me with this. What would you recommend doing? How to see a problem going? Do analogies work in math? Thanks for help!