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

My test preparation skills are somewhat odd but have helped me achieve amazing grades on my test. I have a hard time studying because I’m constantly getting distracted. So if I’m not careful I tend to end up forgetting to study.
However, over the years I’ve developed a few new strategies that always work for me, one of them being the inclusion of snacks. I love to snack while I study. Well one day as I was eating my snack and trying to read and review the chapters I need for a test the next day I found that if I only allowed myself to have a piece of the snack after every paragraph I felt more motivated to read. For example if I have gummy bears I will put one on each paragraph and when I finish the paragraph I can eat the gummy bear.
Another strategy I’ve taken up is color coding my notes. In using bright colors I’ve found that I’m more attracted to my notes and I want to read them because I love the colors. I’ll use bright blues, pinks, orange, etc all to catch my attention later. This has helped improve my review of my notes dramatically I practically want to read them everyday.
In using both of these strategies I’ve made amazing progress on my test and my assignments in general. I found both of these tremendously useful and anytime anyone has asked me I recommend and they have been a huge success amongst my friends and my peers.

Valarie from Texas
High School Senior
Valle Verde Early College Highschool