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

The success of a student’s test preparation is directly linked to the effectiveness of their studying. The top three test preparations strategies that have helped me succeed in my academic course work are related to research, repetitive practicing, and memorization. The first strategy involves researching the topic or topics that are going to be on the test. This includes watching videos, reading books, magazines, or articles on the subject. This is helpful to get familiar with the type of material that is on the test and provides me with discernment about the type of questions that will be asked on the test. The second strategy is mainly used for subjects like math and science, which includes continuously practicing problems. This strategy is helpful because repetition helps me remember how to do problems that are identical or similar automatically due to my recall. The third strategy is a lot more fun than the first two strategies, which involves playing games that help to remember the information. Websites such as Quizlet.com use matching and speed typing games to help students’ study and retain the information given. Playing games like this is very helpful because they increase my ability to recall information. Most importantly, it’s fun so it will not feel like studying, and it also increases your chances of remembering the information. These strategies have given me much success as a student doing tests. I plan to continue using these strategies in the future to ensure I keep passing tests.

Christian from Georgia
College Freshman
Tennessee State University