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

My most used test preparation techniques are not complicated, but they are effective. I tend to spend any spare time I have in any day reading up on material. Even small spurts of reading and taking in information from day to day allows me to continually keep myself refreshed with things I may have not remembered from the weeks prior to the testing. I tend to do this reading alone with no distractions. Without distractions I am able to focus on what I am reading and making sure that I can review it as many times as necessary to maintain the knowledge. I tend to keep some kind of snack at my side to keep me from being distracted by hunger. Something simple like peanuts or pistachios are a good source of protein and can keep me focused without the need for a heavy meal that could cause drowsiness and cause unnecessary interruptions. Finally, I use a process of reading back certain items I find pertinent to the subject that could be important to the test and recite them back to myself with my eyes closed to make sure I'm retaining the information.

Micah from Illinois
College Sophomore
Southern New Hampshire University