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

While in High School I have taken Biology, Pre-AP Chemistry, AP Physics and a AP U.S. History class as
well as various dual-credit courses. Throughout all of this I have developed critical learning skills that
have helped me in preparation for both AP exams as well as regular exams. Something I find most
helpful when studying for an exam are my notes. A critical skill which I believe is valuable to learn as it
will always be helpful, is the ability to take good notes. Notes should serve as a guide that highlight the
main points of what you are learning and go over key information. Notes should serve as a somewhat
summary for the subject you are learning which will overall be very helpful when you are reviewing the
day before a big exam. Another thing I find helpful when studying is watching YouTube videos about the
subjects you are reviewing. Nowadays the internet is a valuable resource where you can find various
educational videos explaining and going over a subject in detail. Videos have really helped me grasp and
understand concepts I may be struggling with such as Chemistry, Calculus and Biology. My main strategy
for studying and being a successful student is the creation of study guides. Before an exam I like to go
over the class textbook and outline the chapter, writing main points as well charts and diagrams that can
help me remember the information.

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