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

We all know that when preparing for a test or exam. it can be very nerve-racking and stressful. However, I have found a few ways to really help me hone in on the material to get the most out of my education and to succeed on the exam at hand. To start out, I take notes in every class so I have something to look back at. I have found that writing my notes out is way more beneficial than taking the notes on some kind of electronic device. I print out slides or outlines in order to guide myself through the class lecture and hand write my notes on there. This is also beneficial because I know I will always have access to the notes even if wifi is acting up or if there is some kind of technical difficulty. After having my notes in front of me, I will often reference these notes while studying for an upcoming exam. I will read back through them and create flashcards as I go. As well as these options, I will sometimes re-write the notes if it is on a subject I am not 100% confident in. I am also very artistic so I will draw pictures and diagrams that go along with the subject. After I have re-written and read over all of my notes multiple times, I like to quiz myself multiple times using the flashcards I have created.

Jenna from North Carolina
College Sophomore
High Point University