Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
I classify my tests into 3 categories: fact based, problem based, or novel based. For fact-based test I start off by reviewing the notes I already took followed by a practice exam to find any gaps in knowledge. If I find there are concepts that I need to re-learn, I try to draw my own diagrams and flowcharts to clearly grasp the material relate all the topics together. For problem-based tests I make sure I am familiar with all the formulas that I don’t have to look at the provided equation sheet. I start by doing practice problems from the textbook or the ones provided by the professor. Taking practice tests is also a big part of my test preparation since it prepares me for the test format and the little trick question that show time to time. For tests that are based off a novel I first make sure I have completely read the novel assigned. I then summarize the plot, themes, motifs and symbols. I also look at my notes and recall important quotes or chapters that we went over in the class.
Vanshika from Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh