Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
As I have spent so much time studying, I developed a number of different techniques that I use constantly to make sure I am prepared for anything I see. I commonly seek out practice questions, read over my notes, and rewrite material, but the technique I use the most is pretending to teach the content. After reading over the material a couple of times, I like to pretend that I am teaching a class this material. While doing this, I often find questions that will help me better understand what I am teaching and will let me completely understand the content. With this technique I am able to write better essays and short answers. Although I utilize this technique the most, I believe that time is the best test preparation method. I like to start studying for tests a week before they start and exams a month before they start. This allows me to spend multiple days studying the material and have time to get questions answered. However, while these techniques work best for me, something else may work better for others.
Matthew from New York
High School Senior
Lancaster High School