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

The first strategy that works best for me when I know I will be taking a test is to make sure to always get a good sleep so that you are very focused and have no distractions when performing. Too many times have I found myself accidentally dozing off because of my lack of sleep during an important exam. Next, make sure that you know your material instead of depending on sheer luck or being overconfident about your abilities. Personally, I prefer studying for at least a week before an exam an do some intense studying one or two days before to make sure that it is engraved in my brain. If there is a test handbook always make sure to bring any paperwork you will require or materials that you must provide for yourself. Be sure to understand how the test works and/or any time limitations placed upon the requirements. This always helps me to prioritize questions and know which sections I can be more lenient about taking more time depending on the level of difficulty that the question presents to me.

Jacqueline from Texas
High School Senior
Tascosa High School