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

I have great test preparation practices because I focus on rest and being calm. The first thing I do is figure out when the test is ahead of time. When I know when my test is I plan out a study schedule that leads up to the day of the test. Each day has a plan and a certain part of the test to study. After I make my schedule I see what other assignments I have due for other classes and I try to turn them in ahead of time. Once I turn my other assignments in I focus on keeping myself calm and filling my mind with positive energy. I get 7-8 hours of sleep leading up to the day of the test and I use different types of study skills to remember the information I need. For terms I need to remember I use flash cards and quizlet. For questions I need to remember I rewrite the questions and answers. I make sure to write down all the information I need to know because writing information down helps the mind remember information quicker. I also make my own study guides and meet with my teacher to ask any questions I'm still not sure about. The main thing I focus on is keeping positive energy because having confidence is the main part of being successful in any endeavor.

Aj from Maryland
High School Senior
Severn School