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

Test preparation is the most important part on taking a test. My preparation might be different than others, but it works all the time. My first piece of advice is don’t procrastinate or cram. It seems like some students thrive on last-minute cramming. But most experts will agree cramming isn't effective. The biggest problem with cramming is that cramming causes students to sacrifice sleep time in order to study. While it's not possible to perform well on a test without the required knowledge, sleep is critical for academic success. Sacrificing sleep for an additional 3 or 4 hours of study is often counterproductive. One of the most important test preparation tips that I can give you is to give yourself enough time to study. Don't procrastinate! It's best to begin preparing long before the day of a test. Make it a habit to complete reading assignments on time and frequently review lecture notes. If you're preparing for mid-term or final exams, you'll want to organize your time so you can dedicate more time to those exams that are more important or are going to be more demanding. Next on my list of test preparation is, plan your study time. Make time for studying. Setting aside regular time to study is critical for achieving high test performance. I recommend preparing a term calendar, weekly schedule and daily schedule that includes regular study sessions. It's so easy for work and other activities to quickly take precedence over studying, so plan your study time in advance. As you progress through the term it's okay to amend your study schedule to meet your needs, but make sure you plan study sessions in advance – and that you stick with them. My next step to test preparation is, seeking help from your teacher. I’d even suggest asking your teacher directly the best way to study for the test. Many teachers are open to sharing with student’s suggestions, even secrets, as to how best prepare for their exams. Don't be scared to ask your teacher about what subjects or topics you will be tested on during the exam – even what types of questions to might see.

jakobi from Florida
High School Senior
Port st lucie high school