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

My favorite best test preparation strategy is to create a cheat sheet or equation sheet. I will read through my notes, text book or lecture slides to find all the information that may be on the test. I will take the most important information and write it down on a sheet of paper. This method helps in multiple ways by making me read the information and also write it down. The review sheet that I create from this can be used again to review right before the test or often times a review/equation sheet are even allowed to be used during the test. I believe that this method is the best because it involves multiple forms of studying and gives a more general form of the information. Often times reviewing specific problems can cause challenge during the test when there are different types of problems rather than having general information that can be applied to all problems. This method works best for me because it forces me to review all the material to find the important information and write it down which aids in learning and memorizing the material. It also works for me because I can review the sheet right before the test so that it is fresh in my mind for when I take the test.

Cody from Montana
College Junior
Montana State University