Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
It started with a test I took in middle school when it was popular not to care. Fed up with the same old results I hit the books. I read the text backward and forwards. When the results came around scrawled at the top of the page "78%" a C. I was furious. That was when I learned that going through the motions for hours at a time is just as useless as not studying at all.
Meaningful intentional study sessions are the answer to getting that A+. Begin by discovering your learning type. After spending a weekend immersed in books I understood that reading doesn't help me remember the material. Listening to content and taking notes was hugely successful for me. By catering to your learning type you can accomplish the same amount of studying while expending less time and energy.
I am also a huge advocate of social learning. Invite a group of peers, throw in some snacks, and work through information together. Nothing helps simplify content more that a fresh perspective. Creating a study group that holds the same values can destroy the stigma that studying is lame and that trying is pointless.
By discovering your learning type and changing your attitude towards tests in the first place, every exam can become a success.
Charlotte from Oregon
Linfield School of Nursing