Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
However, beyond the chaotic and often ineffable emotional states induced through interaction with subject, I require consistency, determination, and perseverance. The aforementioned triage must be developed over time through the implementation of disciplined and habitual practice--the hard part. If I find myself habitually drifting in idleness when I should otherwise be studying, I break that habit by doing small amounts of entirely unintimidating work. At my low points, I might start by doing only 5 minutes of work--luckily those are few and far between. In any case, as long as I can form some habit, I progress. Every day, I increase the amount of work I do by a minimum of ten seconds, until I find myself eventually studying long enough to understand whatever material I'm trying to grasp.
Supposing I developed a good drive to learn the material and have a consistent study pattern, I can now move on to the details of how I prepare. I tend to study in small blocks, about 30 minutes to one hour stretches. I tend to let physical sensations dictate when I take my breaks, and these physical signals generally manifest after 30 to 60 minutes of sitting. During breaks, I reward myself, then repeat the process. If I really want to know something extremely well, I write everything I read down, but in my own words. Also, I pretend like I'm explaining the subject to someone that knows nothing about it. That's the gist of how.
Malik from Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts