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

One of the first things I do is gather all the needed items and go into a quiet area. There, I prepare everything around me in a manner that is comfortable to me. Next, I find a couple of upbeat, energetic, and positive songs to listen to. I do this to keep my thoughts positive which can help me endure the mental pain of studying and preparing. Just know I laughed calling studying a "mental pain." To continue, when I feel emotionally satisfied, I get started on the actual studying and preparing. Because I show signs of a visual learner, YouTube is always my favorite place to go. I always must watch videos to completely understand a topic. In addition, when annotating, I use multiple colored highlighters to group the given information: definition, main idea, literary devices, etc. When I feel accomplished in my studying, I quiz myself on the information I just studied as a form of review and a way to recognize my weakest points. Afterwards, I plan what I am going to do the next time I study and prepare for a test then I collect my stuff and pack them if necessary.

Ariel from Florida
High School Senior
Miami Lakes Educational Center