Focus and attention to detail are important skills necessary to excel in the SAT and in life. The SAT requires focus and attention to detail. Many questions are missed because students misread or misinterpret the questions and come up with an answer based upon not what is on the paper but what they “think” is being asked.
In life focus and attention to detail are also important. Would you want your pilot to stray 2% off course? Or would you want your accounts payable department to add some extra zeros to a vendor and overpay them? Or how would you like it if your administrative assistant booked your hotel and flight to San Antonio for an upcoming conference on March 21st but inverted the numbers and made the arrangements for March 12th?