Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
For chapter quizzes, I have found that the best way to study is by developing a study guide that compiles key points from each lesson. This works well for me because it eliminates filler words and allows me to focus only on pertinent information. I have utilized this method most this Spring in my Biology class, where we had weekly chapter quizzes based off of over four hours of reading. Others spent hours re-reading the textbook only to fail, while I managed to make As and Bs on every one. When I am preparing to take a vocabulary test I always make digital flashcards. I love digital flashcards because they are quick, convenient, and eco-friendly. I have employed digital flashcards ever since middle school, and I swear by them. I know that I am much more likely to study if I have access to my study material within my palm. This allows me to maximize my free time wherever I am. In preparation for standardized testing I have found I do my best when I take practice tests that mimic the standard test's format. My most notable use of this method happened during my junior year of high school, where I took practice tests and min- tests daily for three months. In the end, I improved my scores from an 1190 on my PSAT to a 1380 on my final SAT attempt.
Through the exhibition of these test preparation practices I have found that my test anxiety has been greatly reduced and my grades have remained high. I constantly recommend these methods to my peers, and am always inclined to utilize apps and programs like Mometrix University.
Kiama from Texas
Tarleton State University