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

Studying is something that is vital to every student's success. Personally, I find myself studying quite frequently in order to earn the best grade possible. When I study, I like to read my notes that I hand write, rewrite the notes, summarize the notes, rewrite the summary, type the notes, and type the summaries. This method seems like a lot of unnecessary work, but in the end, it is well worth it. While it is kind of cliche, flashcards really do help to learn things. I personally use flashcards to learn vocabulary and new terms. When studying for math, I look for example problems that are similar to what is on the exam, and check my work, along with my answers. When studying math, I often use past homework problems, or solve the problems where the answers are in the back of the textbook to ensure I have done the work correctly. Studying is a big part of my life that I take seriously and all of these tactics work so well for me, and without them, I would not have the grades I do.

Ariana from Colorado
High School Senior
James Irwin Charter High School