Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
After weeks of not scoring well on tests, I found out my solution was to study a week before or more than 2 days before a test. Memorization is key in school. What I did was just reread the notes multiple times a week before. What helped the most was not flashcards (they didn’t work for me) but to just get a sheet of paper and rewrite everything I needed to learn. I would just write it over and over. I did both reading and writing notes, and that was best for me. It also helps to be alert during class and understand concepts. Studying the day that I learned also helped retain my memory and made it easier to study. To make it better, I isolated myself from outside noise, listened to music, or just studied with friends doing my method of studying.
Overall, the method of just rewriting and rereading a week to 2+ days before a test was what worked best for me. It takes a lot of time to write flashcards and I believe writing what I needed multiple times on a sheet paper was more efficient. This saved me from so many headaches during tests and I am confident this is preparing me for college.
Evans from California
High School Senior
Upland High School