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

To prepare for exams, I have a 5 step process that is cyclical. The first step in my process is to read any materials provided for the class and skim for important topics while taking general notes. Step 2 is to go to class and expand on my notes, allowing for specifics from the professor to guide my learning. Step 3 is to take at least a one day, but ideally two day break to allow the knowledge to settle, then review what I've learned. Step 4 in my study process is to quiz myself on what I've learned and from those quizzes understand what I need to work on. The final step is to then repeat steps 3 and 4, including more topics as I learn them so that I have a well rounded and integrated knowledge base going into my exams.

Pattrisha from Oregon
College Junior
University of Oregon