Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
My test preparations begin with setting aside an appropriate amount of time to study. This is based off of how well I am currently doing in the course and what score I would like to receive on the exam. This makes sure that I will study enough but no so much that I burn myself out. The time to study for an exam specifically usually begins a week before the exam. When I am studying for the exam, I will begin with the material that I am weakest on. Once I am able to solve 2-3 problems successfully, I will move on to the next topic. If I feel comfortable with all material, I will go over older material first to make sure it is fresh. I usually study for an hour and then take between 20 to 30 minutes for a break. After taking the exam, I will review my answers to try to determine what I had done correctly or incorrectly. If possible, I go to the professor for more accurate determination. These methods typically work for me because I am able to determine my own weaknesses and strengths in regard to what I am learning and can find specific points of interest. Reviewing the exam once it is over relieves the feeling of stress associated with waiting on the teacher/professor to grade the exam, allowing me to focus more on other things.
Hannah from Georgia
Kennesaw State Univeristy