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

First want to start off by saying test scores do not make you who you are. Just because you get one bad grade on an exam or quiz it does not mean you are not fit for the task that you are called to fulfill. Now that, that's out the way I would like to give a little background. Hello, my name is Ashia Janae Dixon and I currently just completed my Freshman year of college, I am majoring in Biology-Health Professions and attend Oral Roberts University. Being that I am a biology major exams is a big thing especially trying to aim for med school and it could actually discourage you take it from me. But, there are a few tips that I have learned just from this year alone. The first thing I want to emphasize is to connect with your professors! I know it may seem quite nervewracking, but a professor could give you tips on ways to succeed in that class; In doing so please do not wait till the last minute most are always willing to help Another big way to study is finding out your learning style, this may take some time in doing (it took me two semesters in doing so). Learning what your learning style is and running with it in studying you will see huge improvements in grades and the amount of time you take studying. The last and final thing I could say is to rest. Have you ever heard the saying, "you study long, you study wrong", many students seem to forget that resting is key. When I say rest it doesn't necessarily mean sleep, I mean to give your mind a break and go for a walk, exercise, or even if it is late go to bed. Your test scores will be better if you take that time out to rest and not cram everything at once. Eventually, it all comes down to how you manage your time in a day; sometimes you have to sit down and write out a schedule on how you will prepare for this upcoming test.

Ashia from Illinois
College Freshman
Oral Roberts University