Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Leaving with that pit feeling in my stomach, I new that the next time I would take a test like that I had to be better prepared. The next ACT test date I was planning was in the following February, 8 months after. I decided to do continuous study, timing myself in small increments, not study sessions that were multiple hours long. These shorter, simple practice problems that I would time, allowed me to work on managing my stress while testing. Before my first ACT, I studied many different ideas and subjects in one day, but I found that narrowing the area of study each day to just one subject or idea allowed me to retain more information. I have been able to use these strategies through out high school to help me be successful with my testing. Having consistency in my studying allowed me to manage my nerves and stress.
Brooklyn from Utah
High School Senior
American Fork High School