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

The best way I practice before a test is to teach the concept to myself again as if I'm a teacher. This strategy of mine works where first I grab all study guides, worksheets, or textbooks that will help me study for the test. Then, I have a large whiteboard that is hung up in my room and I begin writing steps, terms, problems, or work that goes along with what I am studying and I explain it to myself, but I pretend as if I am teaching a class about the concept I am trying to study. Now, I might look weird talking to myself in my room, but this strategy is what has helped me pass every test in school because this allows me to not only learn the concept again but to help remind my "class" of the correct and wrong ways to solve problems, learn tips and tricks to help with memorization, and also explain step by step of what should be done and why for each question. This is a strategy that I have used in the past and present and I will continue to use it in the future because this has helped to pass all my tests and make me walk in confident the day of the test because I know I am ready.

Briana from California
High School Senior
Serrano High School