Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
My best test preparation practices utilize a combination of review and application practice. I review the material, by reading, reciting aloud and writing the material down, in particular, material that I know I am struggling with. I then take the content and create test material or seek out practice test material depending on the topics. I then take practice tests multiple times until I receive excelling scores on my practice tests. Any topics that i struggle with during the practice tests I go back and review and re-read, re-write. The key is to review the materials in multiple formats so that I am able to retain the information and recall in multiple different formats. I know that I am a kinesthetic learner and have to engrain the information by using multiple formats of material review. I have to be conscious of my attention to the material and listen to my body and mind. There are some days where I realize that I may be more distracted than others. For example, listening to music sometimes is a study aid, and other days can be very distracting. Ultimately I know that I have to use multiple different formats to retain and review materials which has taken years of trial and error.
Amy from Arizona
University of Arizona College of Nursing DNP program