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

Test taking requires good preparation practices. For myself, note taking, highlighting, and flash cards are very helpful for tests. Reviewing the material daily is another important factor to success. Being a nursing student in an accelerating program, there is a huge amount of knowledge to learn in such a short period of time. Proper test preparation practices are key for succeeding in nursing school. When preparing for a test, I like to put myself in a distraction free area, and make sure I have had adequate rest to be prepared to fully engage in the material. Honestly, my favorite test taking tool is flash cards. I am able to put all the information need on a small card, and be able to carry them with me wherever I go. Repetitive and frequent views of the cards help me fully understand the material rather than just memorize the material for the test. Flash cards stimulate my brain to hold the information for greater length of time.

Amanda from California
College Junior
West Coast University