Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Sometimes when I am struggling to comprehend test material I tend to stress, and panic. It is okay to take a moment and realize that I am not the only student who may be struggling with the same problems. The difference between me and most other students is that I am not afraid to ask for help. No one can get through the curriculum alone! More often than not I find a study buddy or even group to help me understand difficult concepts. Study groups are a great way for people to learn from others, and maybe look at problems from a different perspective in which you may understand. If I still do not fully know the subject, I will go to my teacher who will be willing to help me out. Professors notice students who are putting in the effort to master the curriculum.
Some other tricks I use for my test prep the day of the test is getting plenty of sleep, eating a nice meal, chew on gum, and listen to my favorite song right before the test. After I have finished my prep sheet, and am ready for the test, I always try to make myself comfortable for a test. Simple things such as being comfortable can have a major impact on test results. It is vital to your success that you do not enter the testing environment hungry, or sleeping. When I am nervous I like to fidget with something, and that is why I like to chew gum, to help calm myself. One last thing I have learned from experience is that failure is the key to success. One can’t learn if they have never failed.
Jaime from Texas
High School Senior
James Bowie High School