Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Still, this method is not always foolproof. In cases where the red or blue ink of the marker is still left contrasting the whiteness of the board, I typically associate the information with other things. When studying chemistry sophomore year, I would often make plays on words to help me remember their significance. For example, I associated Boyle’s Law—which refers to the relationship between the volume and pressure of a gas—with “boys” and the “pressure” that they cause for girls. Though it may seem strange, the association is something that I remember till this day. I also tend to connect certain objects with ideas to form memory palaces. I may connect the map on the wall with a certain person and imagine them standing there while performing an action that they are associated with. If you are struggling to remember Carl Jung and his theories, maybe you picture him circling the world to demonstrate that we are all collective and relate this to his theory of the collective unconscious. Again, these things may seem strange, but I have found that the stranger concepts are often the ones that you remember the longest and sometimes learning requires something unconventional.
Caitlin from New Jersey
High School Senior
Mount Olive High School