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

The greatest test preparation practice is to understand the material well enough so as to be able to teach it to someone else. Just think: how well would your professor fare on the final exam? Probably really well, right? That's because your professor understands the subject on a deep enough level in order to teach his students effectively. Now this process of learning doesn't benefit instructors exclusively. As students, we can deepen our understanding of concepts by explaining them to others.
I use this method of explaining concepts to others in my own studies. When preparing for a test, I reach out to some of my classmates and form a study group. A great benefit of studying as a group is the social connection. Part of our study group consists of explaining concepts that we will be tested on to each other. When I fail to explain a principle to another member of my study group, I know that I don't fully understand it. Then I can go back and try to wrap my head around it.
You can prepare for your tests in the same way. Form a study group with some of your peers and practice explaining different topics to each other. I promise that this practice will help you ace your tests as if you were your professor!

Benjamin from California
College Sophomore
Brigham Young University