Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
After several months of this thought lingering in my mind, I realized that after junior high my test scores and school grades went up. The difference between Junior High and High School was Cross Country. After I ended Junior High, a friend coerced me onto the Cross Country team. This friend had for several years tried to convince me that joining the Cross Country team would be the best thing, but I didn’t believe him until I joined. When I joined, I fell in love with running. I was able to tune everything out and just run. As tests came and went, I didn’t get so anxious, and I remembered things better than before. The time I spent running was more effective on my studies than studying was. It was odd, yet every time I got relaxed on my running, I noticed that everything started spiraling downward. Now, I know that running is the best thing I can do to enhance my test preparation. So instead of studying for hours on end, I just run six days a week and study for a modest amount. This discovery revolutionized my life and will continue to help me all my life.
Asael from Utah
University of Utah