Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
I have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Before discovering this study plan, preparing for a test was extremely overwhelming. From what I saw on TV shows and from observing and listening to others, it seemed that I was supposed to spend hours upon hours going through notes in order to prepare for an exam. Due to my attention deficit, this simply was not a realistic goal, and more often than not, I did not study at all. I was taught that there was only one method for studying, and because I was not able to use that method, I felt a failure and often performed poorly on exams.
Spending hours and weeks studying was not a realistic goal for myself. But spending 10-30 minutes a day was attainable. Two days prior to the exam, when the majority of studying is performed, I allowed myself to have breaks. This made spending an hour or two studying an attainable goal as well. While this method may not be suitable for everyone, I have found it to be extremely effective.
Stefanie from Indiana
Western Governors University