Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
In my junior year, I took three AP exams: English Language, Biology, and US History, all of which required different test preparation. For Language, I rewrote notes and practice timed writings, focusing on my personal enemy: the DBQ. Biology found me focusing on the math component, and I spent extra time in practice justifying my answers for the Free-Response Questions. In US History, notecards were my best friends. I focused on one period at a time and dialed in on the details of one or two periods so I can best write about them in my essays.
The day before each exam, I ate healthily and studied throughout the day. Just before bed, I went over my weakest points of each subject and made sure to get plenty of sleep. For me, sleep is the most important--and often most overlooked--test preparation strategy. Our brains need that time to process what we have learned; plus, no one wants to fall asleep in the middle of an exam! Lastly, always remember: tests do not define your worth.
Kayli from West Virginia
High School Senior
PikeView High School