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

My name is Carlee Danielle Caskaddon. I am the eighteen -year- old daughter of James and Dixie Caskaddon of Taylorsville, NC. I am a senior at Alexander Central High School and I am also dual enrolled at Catawba Valley Community College - Alexander Campus.
Throughout my high school career I have been involved in several activities. I was on the Junior Varsity cheer team for two years, the Varsity cheer team for one year and the women's tennis team for two years. This past fall I helped coach a middle school cheer team and mentored the girls in the importance of physical and mental fitness. I am also an active member of the BETA club, Student Council, the writing center, and I am an AP mentor for freshman who are new to the high school and are struggling to balance their academics and extracurricular activities. At least one day a week I help my mother at her school. I help grade papers, file, make copies, put up bulletin boards, and help students with reading and math. In addition to my high school classes, college classes, sports and school involvement, I also work a part time job at Udderly Delicious in Hickory, NC..
One study method that is tried and true, at least for me, is flash cards or the online version of flashcards – Quizlet. I also feel like taking notes, writing down main ideas of each paragraph in the margins and writing short summaries are also effective. I also like to find a study partner.
I have found that anything worth having is worth working hard for. In order to complete my work load, I make the most of my "smart lunch" time at school. I work to complete assignments during this time and I get to work as soon as I get home from school. I spend a lot of Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons working hard in order to make sure I complete assignments and study. My focus is on the future. I will be attending Lenoir-Rhyne University in the fall of 2019 to follow my dream of earning a four-year degree. My plan is to study Business Administration and International Business. After graduation I plan to pursue my career goal of becoming an international flight attendant. I love to travel, meet new people, and learn new things. I am a driven person who is determined to always do my best whatever the situation. My mom and dad have always encouraged me to do my best and to follow my dreams and stand behind me in all my endeavors.
I have a strong work ethic and strong desire to put my best foot forward in all situations. My mother is a teacher in Alexander County and has always instilled the importance of a good education. Education has always been a very important part of my life and I plan to continue to work hard, study hard, and be successful in life.

Carlee from North Carolina
High School Senior
Alexander Central High School