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

Preparing for a test is one of the most grueling thing. Although, its hard to get in the mind-set of studying, studying is a very important step to doing well on tests. A good way of beginning to study is by categorizing what is going to be on the test. You want to break up your test into several categorize. After that it will be easier to analyze what you are having trouble with. Once that has been found, there are several ways to go about it.
First is to take a self-taught approach. What I do is, I read the text-book and do the practice problems in it. Since the explanation and practice problems are in the same place, it makes it easy to study. The main purpose is the understand the material from a fundamental point. This fundamental understanding will make the practice problems easier to do.
If reading the text-book doesn’t work then depending on the test you can try two more approaches. If you can use notecards then use those, and if not then watch videos on practice problems. The Organic Chemistry Tutor is a YouTube channel that does practice problems for a lot more than just organic chemistry. He does very thorough walk-through on all types of problems.
The last step to be fully ready for your test is to ask questions and get help from either your teacher or a fellow student that knows what they are doing. This is a crucial step because they can answer questions that your textbook can’t. It is important to keep in mind that every test is different and you should study according to that test. Sometimes it’s better to not even read the textbook. So be sure to do what helps you and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Kevin from New Jersey
High School Senior
Christian Brothers Academy