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

I have found that the greatest test preparational practices are as follows. First, I make sure that my place of study is organized and free of clutter and distractions. Next, I make sure that I have a glass of water, and a refill nearby, and that I have a snack nearby as well. Next, I put on some sort of instrumental music playlist, to get my mind in tune and focused. The music sans lyrics really helps an individual dive into their reading or writing or study materials. Oh, and most importantly, turning off phone notifications is key, because we all know how easy it is to glance at Instagram for a second, and suddenly three hours have gone by. These practices help me focus and study effectively when preparing for a test.

Cassondra from Arizona
College Junior
University of Arizona