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

My first semester of college. My very first final. My blood is pumping, my hands are sweating, my mind... focused. Focused? The final was acting. It consisted of a stop start scene. Two people were in the scene, the teacher yelled stop, chose one to leave, one person would enter, and the scene carried on. Only thing...it had to be memorized. This isn't a test high school prepared me for! You don't just stop a test once you start it! I searched the internet. I finally gave up and thought, "what connects me to my knowledge?" It hit me! Breaking up the text, putting it to rehearsed movement, and understanding what is in between. This works for everything! A long IB history exam? Break up your notes into large chunks, read it out loud with movement you will remember, and figure out the in between bits that will connect you with the knowledge. A great way to visualize this is to put your notes into script form! Act 1, Act 2, Act 3. Bullet points with one line notes. Movement that connects the thoughts. Needless to say, I got an A!

Mekdelawit from Missouri
College Freshman
University of Central Missouri