Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
I do not know what it is like to prepare for a test in college yet but I have my ways for preparing for a test in high school. For subjects that have a lot of information such as anatomy or history, I like to use Quizlet or games to help me prepare. For example, if I have an anatomy test coming up, I will make my own study set in Quizlet and play with the options that they have. I will use their flashcards, their matching game, and especially the one that says “Learn”. The “Learn” button in Quizlet appears to be more effective for me because it has you know each term twice before you complete the study secession. While using the “Learn” secession, it allows you to select what type of questions to display like flashcards, multiple choice, or written. It allows you to answer with the term or definition. This works well for me because it helps me understand the lesson a bit clearly. The next preparation practice that helps me is playing games. Couple weeks ago, my teacher made a study set for the digestive system and there were multiple games to choose from to play with. There was Pac-Man, Snake, Asteroid, Flashcards, Woodshoot, and much more. During my free time, I enjoy playing games whether it is on my phone or on a game system. So, having to play games in an effective way was very fun since it was benefiting me. Playing games to help me study works well for me because it keeps me entertained as I still gain knowledge for my next test. Another preparation I do to help me prepare for a test coming up is to use the pretest my teacher makes. I complete them to help me review what I am going to see on the test. This works well for me because it lets me know what I need to work on more and study more. I hope I find more ways to prepare for a test. If these practices do not work in college, rewriting my notes sounds very effective and I can practice that that as well. At the end of the day, I hope these preparations will work when I attend college.
Francya from Georgia
High School Senior
Collins Hill High School