Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Making flashcards also help me. I use colored flash cards and black ink to help with memorization once again. I mainly use flash cards for definitions, but they could be helpful otherwise depending on the subject.
Repetition is key. After writing all my notes out and then highlighting if I need to, I read through what I wrote multiple times. I try to study this for about 30 minutes to an hour. After the 30 minutes to an hour is up, I take a 15 to 20 minute break to give my brain a chance to rest. This helps with not overwhelming myself and it helps prevent cramming information. Sometimes, I move on to another subject after my 15 to 20 minute break is over. Once I studied that information for 30 minutes to an hour, I take another break and go back to the subject I was studying before. Alternating between subjects helps me not get mentally tired. Sometimes when studying a subject for too long, we start to get tired, which can affect how we take in and absorb information. That is why I take breaks and alternate between subjects.
The last thing that helps me prepare for test is repeating the information out loud that I wrote down. This is also a good way to memorize information and absorb it.
Kayla from Arkansas
Prairie View A&M University