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

Repetition is key. Throughout the years, my main goal has been to maintain a 4.0 grade point average. In order to do this, studying was a must. Because of my learning disability, cramming for a test has never been an option. The test preparation method that works best for me is repetition. Every day after class I would read over my notes to make sure I fully understood the information and then I would create a study guide based on my notes or I would look at the study guide given by the teacher in preparation for an upcoming test. By looking over the notes or the study guide at least once every day, I slowly started to learn and memorize the content because repetition is key. Studying and looking over notes or the study guide is like practicing. You can not become a pro at almost anything without practice because practice makes perfect. Or in this case, practice makes good grades. Repetition is the most effective way for me to study. On the other hand, my favorite way to study is by using a reward system. If I look over my notes or a study guide then I reward myself with food, candy, or even a study break. Both preparation methods are phenomenal by themselves, but putting them together can cause people to enjoy studying because they are rewarding themselves.

Diani from Alabama
High School Senior
Evangel Christian School