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

My junior year I lost a lot of motivation, so I had to find new ways to keep myself engaged in learning, so I started an Instagram account to hold myself accountable. I wouldn’t consider this account “famous”, but that wasn’t the point of it. I learned new ways to study, make my notes look beautiful, and enjoy learning again.
Through this account I found new ways to study by following accounts similar to mine for inspiration. I discovered a couple new ways to study: flashcards and taking notes without highlighting, and a couple days before the test, re-reading the notes and highlighting. My junior year, I took AP Psychology, which ended up being the hardest class I have ever taken.
This school year (senior year), I took a Medical Terminology course, which also proved to be difficult. The class is heavy in vocab, so I had to find ways to memorize terms, so I adopted the use of flashcards, but with spaced practice. A week before an exam, I go through all of the terms. The terms I know very well go into one pile that I go through once every other day. Another pile consists of words I know, but sometimes forget, which I practice every day. The final pile are words or ideas I struggle with consistently, so I study those twice a day.

Sarah from Wisconsin
High School Senior
Menasha High School