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Teaching students to find and correct their own errors

Many students have a fairly good grasp of the topics they are learning but fall down because they miss fatal errors in their work. Some don't check for errors at all, while many simply can't find them....
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What explains why a student can learn philosophy well, but fail in abstract math?

An undergraduate double major in math and philosophy, my cousin learns philosophy well, but she's failing her abstract proof-based courses (Group Theory, Real Analysis and Linear Algebra). Presume ...