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

I have horrible test anxiety. I defiantly need to feel 100% prepared for a test or I enter panic mode and my mind goes blank, leaving me with no memories of the material, just me and sheer panic. There are many ways that I have tried to study and what really seems to work for me is memorization of key points. The ways in which I like to accomplish this include skimming the assigned reading, looking over the end of chapter questions, and then I actively read while answering the questions. I also like to study with online test bank question flash cards, with rationales. This helps me feel like I understand the questions as well as the answers. I tend to go over the study guide for a test when available, to make sure that there was nothing that I missed in my readings or supplemental readings that the instructor may have assigned.

Amanda from Minnesota
College Junior
University of North Dakota