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

I have a method that I use to prepare for every test and quiz I take. This method has worked for me in each of my classes. The first thing that I do to prepare occurs at the beginning of each semester. I make an Excel sheet with all of my classes and I enter in every assignment and due date for the semester. Then I take out my planner and write down when I am going to start studying for each test and quiz. Once it is time for me to start studying, I head to the library or the coffee shop on campus, put in my headphones, and take out all the notes that pertain to the particular test. I find that it works best for me to rewrite my notes on my laptop and then make an online study guide and flashcards. The more I write something down, the better I remember it. I have also found that listening to classical music while I study is extremely beneficial to my concentration. I definitely have a newfound appreciation for Bach and Beethoven! These practice have worked out in my favor and I would encourage anyone looking for a new way to study to try this!

Madison from New Jersey
College Freshman
Barry University