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

When preparing for a test, I often utilize my time studying in preparation for the exam. As soon as I receive confirmation that a test is coming up soon, I immediately begin scheduling time to set aside to study. These times are typically when I am free of distractions and other activities, and often take place in a quiet area of my home or school. When studying, I first read over the material, highlighting important parts or terms I am not as familiar with. This process helps me figure out the material I need to memorize. After selecting important or unfamiliar parts of the text, I put these terms onto flashcards, usually on a free flashcard-making program such as Quizlet, and begin studying the terms. By doing so, I can study these selections in many different ways, such as simply reading them, matching the terms and definitions together, and completing custom practice tests to adequately prepare myself for the real thing. Then, after all of this studying and preparation, I am almost always prepared to take the test when the exam date finally arrives.

Mary from Texas
High School Senior
iSchool High of Lewisville STEM