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

Test are not my favorite activity, testing causes me a bit of anxiety. However, during high school I found one way to alleviate that stress and that was flash cards. Flash cards is something that many of my peers did not utilize, however I found it the most helpful for me. Sometimes I write them down and other times I will type them and print them out. Writing the material down a second or third time helps me with remembering the material. I am a visual learner so I need to see what I am learning and writing it and seeing it numerous times before the test is the best method for me.

What I like most about flash cards is that I can take them with me wherever I go and pull them out at any time. I like taking them with me, so that when I have idle time instead of getting on social media and surfing the web I can study. Those ten, fifteen minutes that I would normally spend on social media help me tremendously with alleviating the stress that I feel on test day. I learned that the more prepared I feel the less anxious I am.

I have heard from many people that college this Fall will be much different than high school. I plan to continue with the studying method that has worked for me, until I feel that it is no longer working.What I hear most from my friends in college is that the distractions is what gets students in trouble. I will be playing basketball in college and have in high school and the strict schedule of practice and games have always been a great motivator for me. I don’t have the free time that my peers do during the season, so knowing that I have a limited time to study has helped me. I look forward to the Fall and beginning my college career successfully.

Kahleel from Pennsylvania
High School Senior
Executive Education Charter School