Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
To study and absorb the material in a focused and organized progression, I move from pile to pile and record notes from each as I go. I start with the in-class notes pile; reading it, highlighting key pieces, and on a separate piece of paper writing down the main points to focus on. Then I go on to my at-home notes pile, where again I record the most important aspects. When I go on to the homework pile, I do some practice to prepare for what it will be like to take the test itself. If it is math I sample a few practice problems, and if it is History or English or another writing subject, I sample writing an intro or outline. Finally, I go on to the assessments pile where the questions most similar to what will be on the test are found. At this stage I re-do any questions I got wrong, go over those that may have confused me, and record the common mistakes I have made while learning the subject. Once all the initial review is done, I turn the study guide I have created through the process into a form of assessment on Quizlet. I usually try to finish this process 1-2 days before the test itself, so that in the time I have left I can study and practice my Quizlet to keep the material fresh. I have perfected this process, at list in a way that works for me, over the last several years of middle and high school, and it has not failed me yet. Heading off into college I am glad to be prepared with an organized method of studying.
Halle from Connecticut
High School Senior
Mercy High School