Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
The second phase of my test preparation involves studying and practicing for the examination. Typically, I create sets of flashcards, which include any vocabulary terms from the unit as well as trivia-style questions. Additional methods of test preparation vary based on both the topic and the type of test for which I am preparing. For example, while preparing for final exams or AP tests, I tend to rely heavily on practice test problems; however, when studying for quizzes I prefer to simply review my notes. The sample questions allow me to become familiar with the testing platform and any time constraints. When preparing for a test that requires rote memorization, for example, vocabulary tests or quizzes on mathematical formulas, I use a whiteboard and copy down the term or equation multiple times. Over the years, I have determined that these test preparation practices work best for me as they encourage me to engage in my learning from the start of a new unit and remain involved through test day.
Kendra from Virginia
High School Senior
Tallwood High School