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

My current school makes my test preparation easy and I have incorporated a few techniques of my own to facilitate my study sessions. The courses each have student tips and chatter links where the students who have completed the course offer advice as to the best study practices to succeed in passing the course. When a test calls for a good amount of memorization, I write out what I need to study as it helps me recall the information during the test. When the test requires me to understand concepts more, I prepare for the test by applying real-life principles to the material. I have learned to always ask my professor for any advice regarding test preparation no matter how intimidating, busy, or grumpy they may be. Even if the instructor has no suggestions regarding test preparation, I have at least tried all possible resources of information.

Shana from Hawaii
College Freshman
Western Governors University