Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Once I am done, I study the flashcards I have made from the textbook using the spaced repetition method until the exam. Just before the exam, I read through the notes and give a “lecture.” If there is a subject in my notes that I cannot fully explain, I have a quick reference using the post-it bookmarks to read over the information I am unsure of. If the material requires application of the learned information, I have found that the best way to do so is to answer the questions at the back of each chapter.
If I am expecting a particularly difficult exam, I chew gum when I study. During the exam, I am sure to chew the same flavor gum. I do this in an attempt to increase my ability to recall information.
The method I have devised was developed through several failures. Previously, I would have revisit material several times, re-reading text, which was incredibly inefficient and often result in me not covering all the material necessary for the exam. With this method, I read through the material only once, then use active recall to store the information into my long-term memory.
Shanocka from Louisiana