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

Of course the way to prepare for a test is going to differ based on the subject and person, but for me studying really is most simply just writing down the information myself in a way I can truly understand the material. Listening to a lecture and reading a textbook of course are important but the material will better "soak in" if I am able to put it in my own words and fully comprehend the different subject matters. Schooling should be about more than just memorizing to get a good grade on the test, schooling and testing should all aid in the understanding of material to last and be used for a lifetime. And if you want it to stick with you for a long time, you need to really understand it, and that can not always be done using someone else's way of thinking and explaining things.

Mikayla from Illinois
College Sophomore
Lincoln Land Community College