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

We all know when it comes to preparing for a test can be hard. Sometimes we might over stress ourselves when we are studying, cramming our brains with information that might not be on the test. One of the best ways I prepare myself for a test is to keep up with my work from class. Attending class regularly, keeping up with the work and readings and taking notes in class. When you need to study it can relatively be easy for you. Make sure you review and expand upon class notes regularly throughout the semester can help be ready for your test. Another way I prepare myself for a test is too write notes on cards and going over them every day is helpful. Another way I prepare myself for a test is by using my time wisely. Setting time for yourself to study is important. Knowing how must time you need to study and how much time you need for a break is in every important. I normally study for 60- 75 minutes every day before my test which works for me. I would take 10- 15-minute break, to relax my brain. Every student is different, and they have different ways of studying, some can study for a long time without taking breaks and some might need to take a break and relax for a bit before then they would continue to study. Sometimes we might not feel like studying for a test or might think that we know that material well enough so we don't need to study. This can be bad because some time the teacher can make last minute changes or add more information to them that you might not know. This can cause you to cram a lot of information at the last minute. So studying for 60 minutes every day for that week of that exam can be every help when it comes to taking your test. Attempting an all-nighter might not work for some students and students experience declining returns on their efforts when they attempt to study for four and five hours straight. Trying to multi-task can be a distraction. Simply set aside time study in advance and then follow through.

Alexandre from Georgia
College Sophomore
Guilford College