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

Simplicity is my highest priority when it comes down to test preparations. With that said, the best preparation needs to emphasize crucial knowledge while keeping unnecessary wording/details to a minimum. For instance, my flash cards for my Advanced Placement tests was personalized to my weaknesses. My flash cards solely targeted the information that I was having trouble learning. Once discovered the information that slipped my mind, I wrote the terms and provided examples of what I needed to learn. However, in order to fully grasp the information I needed to only write down the most critical aspects of the information. This meant to avoid unnecessary information, ensuring that I do not get lost in my notes. An oversaturation of information will only complicate my learning, so it is essential to only note down the key points that would help you practically. Practically being that a simple sentence, definition, or example would allow you to move forward and answer questions. Although maintaining a simple test preparation is prioritized, you would also need to consider that each student has different strengths and weaknesses. That said, I would quiz myself on different sections. And whatever was missed from each section would be made into its own flash card. By doing this it significantly helps me organize what I do and don't know, and from there the flashcards would be made for me to review. This style of preparation is very simple and has helped me achieve a passing score on all three of my AP classes from last year. The combination of a personalized guide that targets your weaknesses along with only key factors is guaranteed to bring anyone results. It worked for me, so give it a try and be amazed with your progress!

Edward from California
High School Senior
John H. Francis Polytechnic High