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

Ever since I was little, I've always had a passion for music. I have been singing and dancing since before I could remember. However, that is how I remember. The first time I used this technique was second grade. I had a spelling test every Friday, and the words gradually got harder as the year went on. The word was "beautiful." I struggled to try to remember how to spell it until my mom created a catchy song for me to learn. It went to the classic 90s country song "Jolene" by Dolly Parton. It went like "B-E A-U T-I F-U L; you're beautiful just the way you are." It was quite cheesy but catchy! Ever since then, I use catchy songs that I like and completely redo the lyrics to whatever subject I am learning. Along with my song technique, I also use primary studying sources such as Quizlet and Kahoot!

Madison from Virginia
High School Senior
Riverbend High school