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

Test preparation is key to taking a successful test. I tend to be a nervous test taker, so preparation is best for me. I take plenty of time to study in a quiet, distraction free area. My studying will normally consist of going through notes and making flash cards. Flash cards work well for my studying style. I make sure to get plenty of sleep the night before. I also prep by having a good breakfast. I do not want to be distracted by a hungry stomach. I then make sure I have all the materials I need to take my test. If I have some spare time to study some last minute flash cards, I will do that as well. I try to keep my test anxiety to a minimum. I will drink plenty of water, remember to breath, and trust my first answer. Testing can be a very scary thing for some people. I have always strived to do my best; and wish to only succeed in the things I do. Test preparation is a great way to be successful on acing that test!

Allison from Indiana
College Freshman
Western Governors University