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

When I prepare for a test, I don't remember things by just writing something down or reading notes, I remember things by associating different ideas to the topics I am studying. For example, in an English class studying vocab words, I associate the meaning with other words or actions. For example the word malevolent means having a wish to harm others or evil, the word closely resembles the fictional character Maleficent who is a malevolent character. Because the words are so similar, it is easy for me to remember the meaning of the word and how to use them. In science classes, I would remember by associating ideas with other ideas with a twist on them. For example if I were trying to remember what respiration was, I would remember that it is the opposite of photosynthesis, which is when the chloroplasts in a plant cell absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the atmosphere. So knowing that, I would recall that respiration is just when animal cells absorb oxygen and release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This method is not for everyone but it immensely helps me memorize and retain information when I need it.

Chase from Michigan
High School Senior
Bay City Central High School