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

In order to prepare for tests, I start by planning when I will take the test. I look at my options and choose the one I think will work best for me. Then, I start studying. If the test is on multiple topics, like the ACT, I look over videos explaining each section and how the test will work, so there are no surprises and I know what I need to study. After learning about the test, I take a practice test to see what I need to look over and study the most. I break it up into sections and days, and study a little bit each day until I have covered all of the topics and know everything I need to know for the test. The last thing I do to prepare is take timed practice tests. I tend to get nervous when put under pressure, so to make sure I am ready for it, I take one full practice test a day until I can do it with no problem.

Carli from Minnesota
High School Senior
Red Wing High School