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

Being dyslexic and having a testing processing issue, since I first started elementary school has given me lots of practice in order to learn and do things effectively and take tests. I think the biggest thing for me when trying to prep for a test Is being confident. My entire life I was told that I will never be successful And was even told by my IEP Case manager at my former high school that I would never be successful in college-level class because of my testing problems in my learning disability. I have had so many teachers tell me that I was bad at something for could not achieve good grades. I spent a great deal of my life being not confident in my testing abilities my schoolwork, I would constantly fail my courses due to my testing problems and other disabilities. I think in order to have great test preparation practices, Is to instill confidence. I think if you could make a test preparation program that is encouraging and instils confidence It would make all the difference in a program, and help a ton of students reach their full potential. For years and years, I did not think that I was capable of reaching my full potential was lonely because I felt like I was the only person who had a problem because I have been told I was so bad it testing so much. However, when I got to college everything changed. I decided I wanted to be the best I could be and decided that no one could make me feel inferior without my consent. I started working every day to improve my schooling to be the best I could be. I finally started getting praise from my teachers telling me how hard they see that I was working, and I can successfully say those nice comments are what made me, last year for the first time in my life make the Presidents list my college and the highest grades you can get which was all A's. Since then I've had teachers praise me for my work, And it's only helped my confidence. So creating a program that instils confidence is essential for good test preparation.

Lauryn from Georgia
College Junior
Kennesaw State University