Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Once I get to where I have planned to study, I let my friends know I am working so that I don’t have any distractions. I then go through my notes that are already marked! I normally bring a white board and create some practice questions to answer during studying so that I can go through them when I am done. Having a set of practice questions lets me get an idea of how prepared I am for the test, and it lets me know what I need to go back over. I usually repeat this process till test day, or until I have gotten all my practice questions correct. I typically will meet up with classmates the night before the test and go over last minute topics and questions so that way I have more than just my own notes and questions! This helps me feel confident for the test the next day so that I sleep well and don’t double take on my questions.
Lastly, on the morning of the test I will go through my notes one last time at breakfast. I’ve found this tactic has increased my average score by around 5 points, so I’ve made it a regular part of my schedule!
While this won't work for everyone, it works best for me and has helped many friends as well.
AJ from South Carolina
College of Charleston