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

My test preparation consists of me rereading my notes and highlighting the important concepts, diagrams, terms, and examples that will benefit me on the test, each with different colors representing something. After I am done highlighting I study my notes again and emphasize on the highlighted portions. After 30-60 minutes of studying, depends on the subject, I get a blank piece of white paper and try to write or draw my notes from memory. If I do not remember all of my notes from memory, I go back and study my notes for however long I need. Once I study again, I go back to blank white paper and try again, this time without any specific color coding. If I get my notes without color coding, I try again on another blank piece of paper and attempt to color code them. If unsuccessful, I go back to my original notes and study some more repeating the process till I can right my notes from memory and color code them. This type of preparation happens a couple of days before the test when there are no more notes to be taken, but before all of this I make sure to go over my notes daily if I am able to.

Krista from Texas
High School Senior
Valle Verde Early College High School