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

I’m not one of those kids who breezes through school. I couldn’t ever glance over a section in a textbook and immediately have it soaked into my brain for quizzes or tests, my brain just doesn’t work in that way. Instead I would heavily rely on flashcards, my rigorous notes taken in class, practice tests and homework problems to obtain a high grade. Granted this doesn’t work for all kids either, some aren’t able to work with flashcards, memorizing copious amounts of information in a night's work. This is where I would encourage you to search the internet, or your own creative brain to find some sort of way to grasp materials. When I was required to memorize the periodic table of elements in 9th grade it was clear after the first day that I wouldn’t be able to perfectly place the abbreviated elements on the day of the test for the following Monday. This is where google kicked in, and the musketeer tune has been stuck in my head ever since. I can still hear the words; “Conjunction junction, what’s your function!” from 6th grade English class when we had just begun the long journey of learning grammatical rules. It’s little tricks like that which helped me through a majority of my schoolwork and in test preparation, and will definitely continue to work in my benefit once I begin college in the coming fall.

Arabella from New Hampshire
High School Senior
Hanover High School