Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Once all of this is done I start to implement active learning techniques, as reviewing the notes I made wouldn’t be as effective. To do this I create flashcards using the app Anki. This app uses the method of spaced repetition to help separate and learn the material. The technique involves taking information that you need to memorize and repeating it across increasing intervals. Information that is recalled easily appears at wider intervals, while information that a learner is struggling with gets shorter intervals. This method allows me to go through hundreds of cards in the most effective way possible. Along with these cards I complete sample test questions found in the textbook or old exams that the teacher has released.
The way I study differs with each subject. I use my strategy described above for science and social classes. For math I will do a majority of practice problems and a minority of Anki cards to memorise formulas. For English it’s mostly Anki cards to remember all of the devices. Even though there are differences, the template that I use for my studies has worked for me. I will continue to use it and find ways to refine the techniques so I can maximize the efficiency.
Abraham from Georgia
High School Senior
Kell High School