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

In order to properly prepare for a upcoming test I follow couple of steps. These steps have worked throughout high school and college and have yet to let me down! The first step is organization. I organize all of the up coming test materials and put them in order by topic. The second step is to make a quiz-let with all the class materials I have. I then study that material throughly, and read over my notes to make sure I am covering all the information that could pop on the test. I start my studying at least 3 days before my test. Studies have shown that students do better when they start studying earlier rather than cramming the night before. I have a snack food with me when I am studying. Foods like a granola bar or nuts has also helped me. I also take breaks when studying. it is important to me that I do not fry my brain. I study for 30-45 minutes and then take a 10 minute break to allow my brain to absorb the information I was studying. These are the study methods that have worked for me!

Katrina from Michigan
College Sophomore
Central Michigan