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

When studying for a test, the most important thing to remember is to know yourself and know your limits. For example, I know that I cannot study past 11:00 PM while still retaining information. Studying early is the key for me personally; when I have a long week ahead, particularly when I have multiple tests in a row, I make sure to start studying and getting ahead on work the week before. I find that by keeping good time management, I am able to complete all of my assignments and still be well-rested. Other friends of mine cannot study in the morning and will need to stay up until the late hours of night into the early hours of the morning to complete their work and studying, and that works for them. Knowing yourself and how you study best and most effectively is such a key part in keeping good grades while not killing yourself with the amount of work. Work smarter, not harder!
Going along with knowing yourself, know where you study best. Some people are most productive studying in their room, while others will get sidetracked and waste hours without actually getting any good studying done. Finding good places, whether it's the library or the park, where you can concentrate and get work done is imperative to succeeding on a test. The bottom line: know yourself and work to make yourself succeed.

Anna from Alabama
College Freshman
Benedictine College