Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
When preparing for a test, especially when it’s a long way away, I study weekly and work on online practice tests for the upcoming exam. Doing at least four practices every week ensures that the material remains in my brain. By keeping the information I learned fresh on my mind, I’ll be able to recall it easier. This method of studying is the main and most helpful one, as it constantly reviews the information on the test, getting me used to the forthcoming material.
Another method I use to prepare for an upcoming test is to get plenty of rest before it. Being tired while taking a test can hinder neurotic function and blur words that you need to read. If you fall asleep during a test, you may not even finish it, leaving a horde of answers blank. I like to get a full 8-10 hours of sleep the night before a test, and get good rest the whole week leading up to it. Being well-rested and ready to test puts you in the right mindset to become a successful student.
The last method I use to prepare for a test is to start the day of the exam with a hearty breakfast. Doing anything on an empty stomach ruins your ability to focus on that task. I like to have a healthy breakfast consisting of a protein, fruit, and one sugary food to keep me going throughout the day. Eating prior to a test gives you the energy you need to make it through its entirety, but not enough to crash you, like an energy drink can. These preparation practices aid me in achieving my best on tests, and they are cognizant practices that everyone should use prior to taking one.
DeLon from Georgia
High School Senior
Woodstock High School