Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
About two days before the test date, I stop studying as much because if I keep studying up until the test is given, I will start cramming. Cramming information into my head makes me forget everything I studied. Having a few days to relax is helpful and vital to keeping my mental space calm and ready to seek the information I know is in there.
On test day I always go to sleep slightly early and make sure I get a full eight hours of sleep, and when I do wake up I eat breakfast. Some days I do skip breakfast or I will grab something on my way to school like a granola bar, but not on a big test day. Having a hearty meal will keep my energy up. It also helps because I will not get hungry as I am taking the test and become distracted by that fact.
Addison from New Hampshire
High School Senior
Spaulding High School