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

By the end of high school, I had developed a decent test study prep regimen. I implement a combination of textbook reading, notecard making, and online quizzes. I believe and important part of studying is handwriting the information. It helps my brain retain more information when I write out key details of the subject I’m studying for.

First, I re-read the textbook or book from class. I highlight all of the important definitions and pieces of information that seem relevant. Then I write out all the definitions on individual notecards and go over them several times until I feel comfortable about my level of memorization. I enter the important information into an app that quizzes you throughout the day. I then continue to go over the information until I feel comfortable about taking a test on the information.

I believe studying is all about repetition. The more your brain hears, writes, and reads the information, the more it will retain. Mixing up your methods of studying also allows for better information retention. But, while this works for me, it may not work for everyone. Studying is different for every individual. Some people are visual learners, while others are audible, verbal, or physical learners. Each person must come up with a method that works for their style of learning.

Cassandra from Montana
College Freshman
California Baptist University