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

A very effective approach to learning anything new or preparing for different exams is learning from different perspectives. Listen to how your teacher/professor explains a topic, and then look for another approach to teaching that same topic. Read a book on the topic, or look up various online articles or YouTube videos that explain what it is you are learning. By having different perspectives on the topic at hand, it is a lot easier to have questions answered, and anything that is unclear from one teaching source will likely be clarified in another. Another great tip is to read through material and then take notes on that material and write down any questions you may have as you read. Then later on, go back through the material another time and try to answer the questions that you have written down. If you are able to answer your own questions then it is likely you understand the material quite well. One last tip, perhaps the hardest of them all, is you have to work hard. You get what you put in. If you put in poor study effort then you will likely receive a poor result on the exam. Therefore work and study hard. Only stop studying when you know the material. If you study hard and work hard, then there is no exam that is too difficult and an excellent grade is within reach every single time.

Joseph from Pennsylvania
High School Senior
Carlisle High School