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

My favorite test preparation practice is color coding my notes. I find that applying different colors to different aspects of my notes (such as specific chapters, key words, difficult concepts, etc) is a fun way to keep my notes organized, easy to read, and easy to understand. As a result, I look forward to taking notes and actually studying them. Color coding my notes also motivates me to take notes in the first place because having fun notes keeps me from perceiving the actual class as boring. If I perceive the class as boring, I will lose motivation to keep trying. When I don’t color code my notes, I realize that they are never as organized and I have a hard time staying on track when studying. I perform better in the classes in which I take the time to color code my notes than I do in classes where I didn’t. This lead me to color code all of my notes in all of my classes and I have seen improvement since.

Trinity from Michigan
High School Senior
Renaissance High School