Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Through high school I kind of “winged it.” I did not believe in studying because at that time I never understood how to do it. The girl from my youth who was insufficient at testing reminded me that I would never be good enough, so what was the point in trying? Whenever I did receive an “A,” I would be surprised and not know how I did it.
Today as a college student, I found ways to study that suited my brain and habits. First, I turned flashcards into games. I found that I get bored easily so when I need to memorize information my flashcards become either a tic-tac-toe game or a color matching game where I would color the flashcards or draw on them. Another way I learned was a point of view method. Flashcard games were not enough with some subject I encountered so I learned to research the reason behind the curriculum or subject to understand the importance that way I could become interested. Secondly, before taking a quiz or test, I remove negative thoughts and feelings of failure. For instance, if I feel doubt of retaining the information, I quickly disperse that thought and think about the time and effort I put into
Avry from Texas
Lone Star College System