Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.

While there are many ways to prepare for tests I have learned throughout my schooling years that flashcards are the best studying application for me. Flashcards are a timeless way of studying, used even by my parents, and I do not believe they will be going away soon. Websites have been created taking flashcards into a more convenient, futuristic way of use. I have utilized a website and app similar to Quizlet when looking for study flashcards related to a more specific class or test that I am taking. The possibilities are endless though as Mometrix actually provides study flashcards, and other test preparation materials, for National Board for Certification exams of numerous professions. The best part of all of the available resources is that they recognize that, as students, money is tight can provide services for free.
The reason that flashcards work so well for me is due to the way my brain recalls information. I know that I may not be able to remember every chart, definition, or equation at the snap of the fingers. I am a visual learner and being able to picture the flashcards it in my mind, or reference a representation in front of me, helps me with remembering information and to apply my studying onto the test I am currently taken. This has proven successful with tests I have taken through grade school, now with my Bachelors program, and I will be following the same ways of studying when I start my Masters program as well. It has been said, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

Alexia from Utah
College Junior
Western Govenors University