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

My favorite method of test preparation is to go through and rewrite my notes and color code them. Often, when taking the test, I will remember the answer based on what part of the notebook page or color it was highlighted in. Additionally, rewriting it helps me refresh the information in a way that staring at a textbook or using flashcards would not. I find that for me personally, rewriting them allows me to gain a level of muscle memory of the parts I want to remember. I've also discovered that rewriting the notes in an outline format is more effective because it allows me to organize the concepts in a way that makes sense to me. Since I can personalize the way the outline is organized, I have an easier time remembering the notes. For me, rewriting my notes is the most effective method of test preparation.

Robyn from Ohio
College Freshman
Western Governors University