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

My test preparations always starts whenever I take notes. I make sure to go through the notes and look for any concepts or ideas that I might need further explanation on. If there is anything I need help on, I will either ask the teacher to further elaborate or see a tutor to help me better understand. After I have gone through my notes, I will then try any practice problems if any are given to me. First, I do the problem with my notes with me, then I will do the problems with no notes. If there are still any struggles, then I will look over my notes some more. As it gets closer to test day, I will some times make flashcards if there are any concepts or definitions I need to know. I will go through the flashcards throughout the day to see if I can remember the concepts correctly. Sometimes I will also see if anyone else in the class wants to study and we will use the rooms in the library to test each other. Finally, on test day, I give my notes one more glance over to make sure I am as ready as I can be.

Gabriel from Arizona
College Junior
Arizona State University