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

Taking college exams, tests, and quizzes are not easy by far and can be quite stressful when you care about your grades. Many people struggle with an effective way to study and retain the information needed to pass a test. I, however, believe I have unlocked the keys to success when it comes to studying effectively, and here's how you do it. First, you need to make sure that you have about 5 days before your test for this to work. The first day is the day you gather or write all your notes and interact with them. Go back and highlight important keywords, underline definitions, and put question marks next to things you're not very sure about. The second day you are going to interact with your notes again and search for the answer to things that you were confused about. The next day is when you go on the internet and look up practice quizzes or questions that you should be able to answer or if you have any worksheets/assignments go back through them and interact with those. On the fourth day find people you share the class with and have a study day where you all compare notes and answer each other’s questions. The day before the test do not cram, study lightly because cramming will only stress you out and it does not help with retaining any information. Then Tada! Here comes you amazing test results. This way of studying not only helps me prepare for a test but it also makes me feel more confident in knowing that I will make a good grade. If you don't believe that this actually works try it out for yourself and see for yourself.

Annya from Texas
College Freshman
University Mary-Hardin Baylor