Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
In terms of test preparation for something like an unit test or a semester final, I like to make an single-page reference sheet for each unit to use as my study guide. In this reference sheet, I include all of the important formulas, vocabulary, diagrams, and other key details, as well as any examples that I found to be helpful. In order to fit all of the information on just a single page front and back, I type using 8 to 9 pt. font Times New Roman, which is small but still big enough to read. The reason why I stick with just one page front and back is because I have found it easier to skim do last-minute studying when I have less papers and stay organized. In addition, the fewer papers I have, the less overwhelmed I feel before a test because it makes it seem that there isn’t too much content. As for the physical layout of this reference page, I make a spreadsheet and format the cells so that each cell contains information on a different topic.
Of course, test preparation also varies depending on the subject as well. For example, for a math quiz, I would still make note of the important formulas and key concepts, but I would most likely spend more time solving practice problem
Sarah from California
High School Senior
Woodbridge High School