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

My test preparation practices include reading the information and take notes over the information, I also come up with questions and quiz myself on those questions, questions such as what is the question posed by the author/instructor, what evidence is presented in the text, why did the author include this in the text and, what is the conclusion? In addition to making notes and asking questions I space out my time while studying so instead of me all day for multiple days a week I study for a short time on each day, and in order for me to do that I have to stay organized and keep a schedule. Even though my study sessions are short they are intense so instead of me studying for hours and not really focusing I study for 30 minuets to an hour while being focused with no distractions. For me I cannot study in silence so I will either go outside and study or turn on music if i cannot go outside at the time. I also cannot study with friends because it causes me to get distracted so I will distance my self off and go study by myself. One of the things I have learned about myself is that no matter how much I study when the exam comes i feel unsure in my studying techniques and if i really know the material,but if I calm down the test is much easier than when I am worrying.

Nevaeh from Oklahoma
High School Senior
Midwest City High School