Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
I start studying three to four weeks before a large exam and one to two weeks for a basic test. First I go over my test material, if the test is general knowledge like the ACT or SAT then I use an online practice test, other than that I use my course syllabus or whatever material my teacher provides. Then I read through my notes and I make sticky notes color coded by importance. I use sticky notes to avoid highlighting, because normally that leads to accentuating unnecessary information. After I make the sticky note I keep them in their color groups and re- read my notes to determine whether to add or discard some of them. It helps to study in a group because it can help you stay focused and retain information quicker.
One to two weeks before the test I go over important vocabulary and non-vocabulary words that may be on the test, this helps because even if you don't know the answer to the question you can narrow down the answer choices because 1/2 is better than 1/4.
Chandrea from South Carolina
High School Senior
Eau Claire High School