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

For most classes, I start by reading the textbook (yes, actually reading) and taking notes as I go. I take very organized notes, sectioned by exam, and organized in an outline format. I use shorthand, and only focus on recording the important details. As I take notes, I make sure to underline key terms and definitions, which will come in handy later. Once I finish the reading, I comb through my notes for the previously underlined key terms, and make flashcards. These flashcards come in handy for last minute reviewing. Additionally, I remember things much better when I write them down. This marks the second time writing the key terms, and the third time reading them. The more you read and record the material, the better you will remember it. I also tend to make my flashcards on quizlet.com, where I can turn them into quizzes, match-ups, and other review games.

Savannah from Georgia
College Sophomore
University of Georgia