Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
The second key to studying is focussing hard when you study. This means removing all distractions, whether that be friends, phones, or a cluttered mind. Studying is about learning the material and for short periods of time you need to extend all of the focus you have at your disposal onto learning the material. This means that when you commit to studying, you do just that -- study. You don't reply to texts, you don't fantasize about solving every problem in your life, or think about your future success once you're done your school career. Instead you study in short intense spurts during which you are 100% focussed on the material. By doing this you can study much more efficiently because you won't be wasting time and mental energy on extraneous topics. This means you'll remember more and don't need to spend as much time studying so you can enjoy your university experience.
The most important method for studying is to constantly test yourself. This prevents illusions of learning and will stop you from blanking on the test. A big mistake that students make when studying is that they just peruse their notes. Although it seems like they're learning, you often aren't because you're just getting better at reading your notes. Therefore, by testing yourself you make sure that you actually understand the material well.
Noah from Alaska
The University of British Colombia