Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Some things I do for tests maybe seen as a bit harsh for people who can't sit still for long periods of time. I know this and I know that what I do is also mostly procrastinate, but big but I also know I do my best when I know the date that something is due is close. I know the saying, "diamonds are made under pressure" shouldn't be a go-to thing for me but I know it works. For example, I have a test and a final (both major and both in the same week) only 3 days apart. Any student would almost kill themselves studying to the bone for one or both at the same time. Me on the other hand, I am studying for the test 2 days before and all the time leading up to the test to make sure I know what is important for the test making sure to take hour-long breaks so that I don't stress myself too badly. Then as I am doing now, I take a break for my brain for a day after testing. This helps unwind and mentally prepare for going up against another monster of a test. Now, I am currently studying for the final mentioned above and will continue to study until I feel comfortable about the material to sit down and take the final test of my semester.
Normally my methods work and I get a good grade at the end of the day. Now everyone learns differently so I wouldn't uninclined to turn down anyone if they had better suggestions that work for me.
Ray from Texas
Tarleton State University