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

Being in the Licensed Practical Nursing Program as a high school student, I had a huge burden on my shoulder. Having an exam every week, having to read up to 50 pages a day, as an 17-18 year old I was not mentally prepared. I realized that I was doing something that most children do not do and that I was going to graduate with a license to practice nursing fresh out of high school. Having to do a tremendous amount of studying, I adapted to a certain study method that seems to work for me, I was passing all of my tests, doing very well on my exams, and ultimately passed my exit hesi, the exam that determined if I was able to take the board exams or not. My study method consisted of reading the chapter twice, and answering questions that pertained to what I read. After I would answer all the question successfully, I would get with a group of students that were in my class and I would study with them to see what I know and what I don't know. Every since I used this method, my results for every test I took were amazing. I think that these practices worked for me because I am a visual learner and in order to retain information I have to read it or I have to see it.

Tia from Florida
High School Senior
Blanche ely high school