Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
I think different types of tests and subjects require different types of study methods. I have unique study methods for multiple-choice, essay questions, and math exams. For multiple-choice tests, I like to go back into the notes I took on previous chapters discussed in class and highlight specific terms and concepts that I need to know based off of a study guide that my professor has provided the class. If my professor does not provide the class with a study guide then I either highlight terms and concepts that are most repeated or I simply ask my professor what terms and concepts will be most prevalent on the exam. After I determine what I need to study I transfer these terms and concepts to a Quizlet. Quizlet is a website that allows you to create digital flashcards. I find Quizlet to be the most helpful and easiest way to study for multiple-choice tests because flashcards are the easiest way to study important terms and because Quizlet is online I don't have to worry about misplacing my flashcards. I also try to formulate my Quizlet's like a multiple-choice test by creating questions based on key concepts I need to know for an exam. This technique also helps me study for tests that only consist of essay questions because the questions that I create can mimic essay prompts. I typically use Quizlet for subjects that are reading or writing based such as English or History.
Next, for tests that only consist of proofs or math-based problems I like to practice problems from previous quizzes or homework, and if a study guide is provided I like to study problems from that as well. When it comes to these types of tests I believe that practice makes perfect or at least progress. The more you practice the less likely you are to get a question wrong on a test. If I ever need any extra help I like to use Mathway or Photomath. Mathway and Photomath are apps you can download on your phone, and use to scan or take a photo of a math problem and the app will solve it for you.
Kryss from Texas
University of Houston