Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
If I can’t figure this out and everyone else can with less effort, then I am lesser than. If I am lesser than, then where does that leave me? Where do I end up? On the bottom. Continuing in life, I’ll be the least successful person to come out of this room. Realizing that my thoughts were dripping down my cheeks onto my blank page, I quickly wiped my face hoping no one noticed.
This happened on a daily basis. It’s how most of my class time was spent. As a result, I needed to work outside of school frequently. I would sit down with my teachers one on one and they would walk me threw. Once they helped me get that grip on a subject then I was allowed to pound the pavement at home. Over the years I finally found what tactics work for me. Using flashcards, websites that generate practice tests, and remembering things by using acronyms. These methods along with the repetition of methods helped me to achieve my high school diploma. And at my graduation, I wasn’t at the bottom. I was in the top 1/3 of my class with a 3.4 GPA.
Along with my patient teachers, the studying skills I utilized allowed me a second chance to learn at my pace. Without those resources, I would not be where I am today. Looking back, I realized that I only would’ve been a failure if I allowed myself to be. If I had given into my thoughts. Because you never know what you're capable of until you give it your all.
Danielle from Kansas
Highland Community College