Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
tests often because I felt like I didn’t need to. However, as I progressed
into high school, I developed study habits that have seem to help me. I
tend to procrastinate a lot and I’ve grown to acknowledge that so one method
that has worked for me is to make sure I set a calendar of when I will study
for the test so I don’t end up having to cram my studying into the day
before the test. Having the test date written down also prevents me from
getting too caught up in other work and forgetting about the test entirely
until it’s too late. Another method that helps me is, if the test requires memorization
of terms, to write the terms on a piece of paper and read them out loud to
myself. I separate about 10 of terms and
repeat that process until I can recite them without looking at the paper, then I
move on to the next set of terms and so on. My next strategy I use specifically
for tests regarding math or sciences, where the test involves numbers and/or formulas.
I make sure I know what types of problems will be on the test, then I find
problems similar to those and make sure I understand how to complete them,
not just complete them. These three strategies are the ones that have worked
the best for me over the years and as I continue to grow and enter the
The University of Pennsylvania for college, I will continue to use these strategies
and hopefully add new ones to my repertoire.
Joshua from Maryland
High School Senior