Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.

The first thing I do before I take a test is study. I re-read the material many times. I am trying to make the information more easy to understand. Also, I am trying to remember each piece of information. I usually go to the library to study for my tests because it is a quiet place, and my school is normally very loud. I use a highlighter to mark each piece of information that is more important than other pieces of information. Some teachers let us use study guides to help us, but others don't because they want to see if we understand everything that we learned. When i have a study guide, that is when I use the highlighter the most.
If I have a test the next day, I make sure that I get enough sleep and I eat well so that I will have energy to concentrate and think. If I have the option of having my friends nearby, we will get together and study together. But sometimes I like to be by myself to study because it's my work and my test. So it's for, me alone, to prove to myself that I can do it without the help of other people. Being by myself helps me pay attention better, and motivates me to put more effort into it.

maria from Kansas
High School Senior
Wyandotte High School