Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
By now, you have hopefully realized that the suggestions above were all listed sarcastically. They would definitely transform your testing experiences, but the transformation would not be a positive one! In addition to doing the opposite of the tips listed above, I would suggest that the best test preparation practice is to do just that—practice preparation. If you can train yourself to form general habits that will be helpful in test preparation, then you have won half the battle. The aspect of preparing ahead of time is also significant. Perhaps the best way to prepare well is to be proactive. Look ahead at the test date, make a schedule of tasks to complete beforehand, study consistently, and ask questions! Remember that failure to plan is planning for failure. If you are proactive in planning ahead, you will not have to worry about being ready for the test—the test will worry about being ready for you.
Stephen from Minnesota
University of Northwestern, St. Paul