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

Preparation for testing is a delicate process that is in my opinion, done differently with each and every person. For myself, I am more a visual and repetitive learner. I usually choose to write flash cards and memorize them so well that I actually get excited to take my test to show off. Timing is everything although, because unless you have a photographic memory then it will take some time to get the new information to really sink in. Prepare a week ahead of time, and then the test/quiz is a piece of cake. For other types of learners however, there are other techniques that I have experimented with that are very helpful. Using word connections to help you remember the answer to a certain question is certainly helpful. For example, if you are trying to remember where the ulna is in the body, maybe think that "ulna" starts with "u" so it is in the "upper" portion of the body. And then from there you will have a much easier time remembering what it is and so forth. I have personally always had an above average memory in my opinion, so I do what works for me, but its important to find what works for you, because you may be a visual learner but are trying to draw to help you learn. I am very excited to put my knowledge forth to college soon and try new test preparation techniques when I need to do so!

Jacob from Arizona
High School Senior
Chaparral