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

I tend to study better when I am in a quiet room, alone with no distractions. Working alone is better for my study habits because I am easily distracted by others. Off topic conversations usually happen in study groups and I wouldn't focus at all. Usually for very important test/quizzes, I prepare myself by studying everyday until the date of the test/quiz. I will make study notes or notes cards of vocabulary words giving simple definitions so I can easily remember. Going over every word until I can recite the exact definition written on the card/study paper. I create my own study guides if they are not provided in class. The study guides I create contain the worksheets we do in that particular class. I refer to any notes taken in class or the textbook, looking for the topics that will be on the test.

Marissa from California
High School Senior
Concord High School