Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
After my first year in college, I began to see that many students were using laptops in lectures. I didn’t want to use it because I’d get distracted easily and wouldn’t actually understand the content from lecture because I was too busy focusing on what to type. However, I adapted to studying with my laptop using Google docs. First, I read the chapters given from the syllabus then take what is important from the textbook and add it into a Google docs sheet. During lecture, I will then input the important teachings and combine them with my textbook findings. This method helps me understand the context of each topic and allows me to organize my reading material.
After understanding the material using this method discussed, I then further engage my learning by using a whiteboard. With a whiteboard, I am able to test my knowledge and easily erase the board over and over again until I feel the memory has locked it in. Although, I have used other methods I think my study prep has helped me become organized. It has been quite a challenge adapting to different kinds of learning behaviors, but I feel comfortable enough to suggest this method to other students with a successful outcome.
Raena from California
West Coast University Orange County