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

I have never been a fantastic test taker but have learned over time that repetition helps improve my odds for getting a decent grade on an exam. Picture your favorite cartoon character writing “I will not trip Sally in the hallway because it is unkind” on the whiteboard or chalkboard 100 times at the request of their teacher for punishment. That’s me!
Admittedly, I have never tripped Sally in the hallway but I have found that if I write things down multiple times they tend to stay with me. I have learned to take notes while reading assigned materials or listening to lectures. When I am studying, I take notes from my notes, forcing myself to write down those concepts yet again. And, if I am studying vocabulary, science concepts or even historic events I use flashcards and write everything down again.
The idea of writing things down repeatedly goes back to the days of having spelling words weekly with spelling tests at the end of the week. I found that if I wrote down the words that were most difficult to me multiple times I could then recall their spelling better at test time. I could picture how the letters were supposed to be laid out in order to form each word correctly. That same process works with just about any subject I need to study. If I have written it down multiple times, I can recall it correctly at test time.

Jadon from Maryland
High School Senior
Liberty Academy