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

You know the ABC song that your mom sang to you repeatedly, or the I love you song that Barney sang to end every episode that you just can’t, for the life of you, get to stop playing in your head? You remember these things your for your entire life due to the repetitious manner in which they where taught to you. That is the exact method that I utilize to learn information and prepare for testing over the materials that I have learned. Wether it be writing and resting the material on paper, repeating the information to myself or a crowd of siblings out loud, or a mixture of both, I utilize the consistency of repetition to prepare myself to pass my test. I do this continuously until I can spit the information back without thinking about it, the same way I haven’t watched Barney in years but can still sing the song without missing a beat when I want to, The more you do something the easier it becomes for you to do and you actually learn it and are able to apply it no matter how much time has passed since your last encounter with it. Repeating things over and over places them in your long term memories box which means that you really know them and aren’t just memorizing them.

Alexis from Tennessee
College Freshman
Southwest Tennessee community college