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

To prepare for upcoming tests I have some procedures that I like to follow. I usually write down main points or notes that are related to the test in order to be already thinking about what the test is. The day before I like to get a good nights sleep by getting at least 8 hours of sleep. In the morning I will take a shower to get ready for the testing day, (I usually take showers at night but in the morning it makes you feel fresh and awake). Breakfast is very important so I like to eat a piece of toast and a bowl of cereal, because cereal is my favorite. While I eat my breakfast Ill read over the notes that I took in preparation. The information is in my head at this point and I am thinking about things related to the information and it makes me feel more confident about the subject of the test. When taking a test I like to look at the answers first and than look at the question because when I see the answer first it makes me backtrack through the information to find the answer easier. If the answer makes sense then it will usually stand out among the rest of the information I am reading. This method works for me and may work for others the main thing to focus on is being prepared for a test.

Dylan from Arizona
High School Senior
Tucson High Magnet School