Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Another thing that I like to do, especially for vocabulary tests or questions that are based off of memory, is to make flashcards for myself. I color coordinate them and make sure that I know them forwards and backwards so that when it comes time for the test, I don't even question what the correct definition or answer is. In the case of vocabulary, I also try to use the words in my daily conversations so that their meanings run through my head more often. If I use the words often, I am more likely to remember what they mean.
The last thing I do to review for tests is have my siblings quiz me. I make sure I have a highlighted study guide, flashcards, or other study materials and I have each of my siblings run through it with me once, twice, or as many times as I need and they are willing to. I have seven siblings so going through the entire study guide or stack of flashcards once is usually enough, but it is nice that they are willing to help when I need it.
Studying for tests is something that I used to think was a waste of time. Lately, I have realized that studying days before the test happens, instead of trying to cram studying in during the morning of or the period before my test, assures me that I am well prepared and ready for any upcoming tests I may have.
Riley from Iowa
High School Senior
Siouxland Christian School