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

I view being a college student in today's society as being a huge deal. I believe this because for one to become a college student it requires years of hard-work and many sacrifices in order to be successful. One thing I have always prided myself on is my work ethic when it comes to studying. Over the years I have developed what I believe is the best way for me to study, and that is voice recording lectures. I record the lectures of my courses so that way I am able to capture every word without having to ask the professor to repeat themselves. This elimnates any disruption that may hinder your cognition. I then take the voice recorder and I listen to the lecture through my headphones on my free time. While I am listening to the lecture I am also rewriting what is being played through the headphones. This allows me to process the information twice at once and grasp a greater understanding of the lecture content. Once I finish note taking I go back and read through the notes for even more clarification. I have been doing this for the past four years and I believe this is an efficient way of studying. This method reduces the amount of times teachers have to waste time on repeating themselves, as well as going on other tangents. It also helps you become more personalized with the information.

Roy from Florida
College Junior
Barry University