Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
When I approach a content-specific exam, my first test preparation practice is to take detailed notes as I am learning the information. This is helpful because the professor elaborates on specific points while lecturing, and taking notes helps me to clarify hard topics. I take handwritten notes so that I am intentionally thinking about what I am writing in my notes. I also prepare by completing all readings and taking notes so that I am familiar with all the material. The next practice I use is to create a study guide with key points from my notes and from the text, which helps me identify the main ideas of each topic. It also serves as a good gauge for me to see whether I truly understood the material. Finally, my last test preparation technique is to create a quizlet with all of the main points from the study guide and to study the set until I do well on practice games. All these techniques put together work well because they ensure that I have all the information, understand the information, and can recall the information on an exam.
Brianna from New Jersey