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

Easily the greatest test prep practice strategy is to write a song about the material. I can easily memorize the lyrics to hundreds of songs, so why not use that to my advantage. Many educational parodies already exist and I listen to the catchy tunes to recall material. However; when the song doesn't exist, I get to use my creativity to create something I enjoy and will help me succeed. For example, last year I wrote a whole song about the life cycle of salmon. I was able to turn it into a hilarious, catchy and educational tool that helped me receive a 98% on the test. By combining something I love and something that I need to remember, I create a perfect union that guarantees a successful outcome. The greatest part of all of this is that I will always remember the information when I hum to the song or hear the original version on the radio. My strategy is the best for my creativity and artistic mindset. Sometimes school can restrict my artistic expression but my songs allow me to rediscover my love for knowledge, beats, puns, and catchy lyrics.

Jennyfer from Florida
High School Senior
South Broward High School