Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
I have tried many test preparation strategies over the years. High school does not do a very good job of preparing you. All of a sudden, you're in college and having to figure out how to study a whole 16 week's worth of content in a few weeks. However, after taking 3 exams covered through Mometrix's study materials and many tests, exams, and quizzes in my classes as well, I have come up with an effective system to study and pass my tests! This test preparation system that I use has helped me pass every test in college, including my content exams! If I am studying for a content exam, the first thing I do is go to the test registration website and print the test framework. This gives me an outline of what the test will include. I then read through the framework and highlight the standards that I need to review the most. Then, I purchase the study guide book for the exam through Mometrix. I first focus on reading the sections that I need the most review on and then I read the rest of the book to supplement my already current knowledge on the subjects. Then, I either create a Quizlet or I find one someone has already made to help me study specific vocabulary and terms. This is also a great way to study on the go if I cannot bring my book with me. Lastly, I take the practice test in the Mometrix study guide and I then re-read and review the content that I still need to strengthen my knowledge on. If I am studying for a general college test, I try my best to create Quizlets for each chapter as we cover them in class so that I do not have to worry about making all of them at the end of the semester. Also, I annotate and take notes on the chapters as I read to help strengthen my comprehension of the reading and apply my thinking. Then, when the test time is near, I can review my Quizlets, notes, and annotations to help me study.
This is my tried and true way to study for any content exam or college test!
Courtney from Missouri