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

In order to prepare for tests, I first make sure that I'm relaxed and well-prepared physically for the test day. I make sure to exercise and eat a healthy meal before the test, and I usually wear comfortable sweatpants, a t-shirt, slip-on shoes, and a sweatshirt into the testing room. If allowed, I'll bring a water bottle with ice in, to make sure I don't get thirsty during the test. Secondly, I make sure that I have a good understanding of the material. If I'm able to teach the material to someone else or provide a succinct, accurate, and useable summary of a concept, I'm ready for the test. Finally, I like to move on from tests after taking them, either playing video games or exercising in order to reduce anxiety about my results.

Larry from Texas
High School Senior
Plano West Senior High School