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

Preparation for tests and exams can not be understated. It is important for success to have a plan and stick to it when you are studying for a test. For me personally, it depends on what I am studying for. For example, if I was preparing for a math exam, I would first do over my class notes and any kind of practice test. Once i have an idea what kind of math problems are on the exam, I would do many different similar problems to test myself. While doing these problems, for each one, I would write out the steps to solve the problem. These work for me because when I write something out, it helps me under it and remember it. Say the test that I am preparing for is a science one, I would approach it differently than I would a math one. For a science test, it is first important to make sure I know any vocabulary. To study vocabulary, I make flash cards, notecards, and I also test myself until I know them. I do the same as the latter for formulas. I then make diagrams of anything in the book or power points to help me not just memorize them but understand and know them. This helps me because I am a visual learner. These are just some examples for how I study fo exams. For every class it's different. In my opinion, for any class the biggest thing for any test or exam preparation is planning. Time management can take you a long way. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!

Anne from Arizona
College Freshman
Pima Community College