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

I have a study system that has worked great for me! First, I like to have a study guide made up. Whether it be a practice test, or just notes taken throughout the week, something that will help me study. A few days before the test, I will look over that study guide I have, and re-write everything on a piece of paper. I tend to remember things I write down really well. The night before the test, I will read through the study guide and highlight important details in notes, and/or the correct answers on a practice test. That highlighted notes really stick to my brain well. If there is anyone at home during that night, I will have them quiz me a couple of times as well. The next morning, I will get up an hour or so earlier than normal, while everyone else is still asleep, and there are no distractions, and read through my study guide several times, until I feel confident that I know all of the information on the study guide. If I have time before the test, I will go through my study guide one more time, just as a refresher. I started following this process in high school, used it while I was earning my associate's degree, and while taking several certification classes for my job, and it has served me really well.

Terry from South Carolina
College Freshman
Colorado State University Global Campus