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

I have found that studying with others is the best test preparation for me. A study group makes preparing for a test far more enjoyable and when studying is enjoyable then I retain more information. When studying with others, we often read chapters from the textbook, create flashcards if they were not made already, and quizzing each other on important details and dates. I find that when you are repeating and drilling the same facts help set them in your memory. When studying in a group there becomes natural breaks where you chat and have fun, which helps the group not get too stressed out and keep studying even when the going gets tough. I find that when I study by myself, I get distracted and discouraged and then find that I do not do as well on the test as if when I student with a group. Friends and classmates are the true secrets to success.

Katarina from Arizona
College Sophomore
Grand Canyon University