Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Test taking can be anxiety-filling, that's why I do my best to destress before a test. I give myself enough free time to do what I want to do as well as arranging a time period for studying. I am not too strict on when I decide to study, although I believe this could be crucial for forming a good habit, but I feel that personally I need to allow myself a lot of free time so I can relax. However, this is tricky territory. If you allow yourself too much free time, you may become more stressed because you aren't familiar enough with the material. It is important to experiment and find the right balance for you individually.
Lastly, be confident in what you know! You should be able to determine what you do and don't know from studying beforehand, so by the test you have no reason not to be worried! Trust your thoughts, think critically, and rely on what you know!
Jeremy from Arizona
University of Arizona