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

I have always been good at taking tests, because I believe that I always prepare myself for them. I realized that one of my greatest success in exams comes from studying and being prepared from a very long time. My first tip is to never procrastinate. I always tend to prepare myself before hand. I do all my work and projects that are helpful for a test or exam with time, and never at the last minute. Because I believe that if I complete anything at last minute I will not learn the material, it will only be temporarily instead of permanent. I also noticed that I need to study constantly through out the semester, and not just the day before the exam. Having study sessions scheduled very week, is very helpful. With study sessions scheduled around the semester I noticed that I am able to remember more material easily for the exam. Studying throughout the semester can be tough at the beginning, but I noticed that this relives me from so much stress. But most importantly it helps me feel more confident about myself and my performance. I believe that every time you study you should create flash cards, this helps study to become portable. I feel like creating flash cards are very helpful, and easy to review before a test. I believe that we should always be calm before a test , and try not to be stressed. With this I am able to prevent my nervousness to control me. I also tend to talk to people of the exam, who are positive and will encourage me to do the best, and not negative people. I also tend to sleep early, soy that I am well rested.

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