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

Those few days before taking a big test or exam can truly cause you to have anxiety all throughout your body, actual test day is even more nerve-wracking. There is plenty of techniques I use to prepare for exams to keep positive thoughts about what grade I will receive. Paying attention to all powerpoint, the professors lecture and taking useful notes is the first thing, if it there is good points being discussed there is a chance you'll see it again on the test. I also make sure I review past and current assignments and even try to find similar assignments to test myself to see how well I do and figure out what parts I am struggling with to become better. Keeping those notes and assignments organized are a big part of being prepared as well, putting aside the content you know will be on the exam will certainly release some of the stress you have built up due to everything being in order. Being a full time student and having a part time job can take up a lot of your time so finding time to study test material will make a difference, I usually try to study an hour a day or even 30 minutes depending on what my schedule looks like but as long as I find that time, it will help. Lastly, asking questions about things you don't understand, your professor is also a resource that is available and could be more helpful than trying to find help online or from someone who doesn't teach that subject. There is lots of things you can do to help you stay prepared but staying calm and stress free is the most important, and no matter what, always trust your first instinct when answering questions.

Tinasia from Nebraska
College Freshman
Metropolitan Community College