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

Let me start off by saying that standardized test taking has never been my strong suit, but I have learned a technique that has helped me tremendously. I simply write everything down when studying. The question and answer. It seems to me that if I actually see it physically produced from my pen or pencil that I retain the information as opposed to only reading and trying to remember it when needed. I know this is probably a dull method and wish I could come up with a more flashy approach, but it is what works for me. I also typically acquire a study partner, whether it be a classmate, friend, or family member and have them quiz me in random order so that I can find out what knowledge i’ve retained and what I need to brush up on. Again another tried and true technique that works for me.

Katlyn from North Carolina
High School Senior
Purnell Swett High