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

I find test preparation to be a multiple day adventure. Personally, I find studying easier when I spend bits of time through the week. When I study one subject for a long period of time, I become distracted and less profitable. Breaking up study time gives more time for me to review and think about what I have learned. Over the past four years of high school, I have tried different study techniques and have learned that when I study for a long period of time compared to multiple shorter study times, my quiz grades are about the same, but my test scores are not. When I study multiple times, my test grades averaged five percentage points higher. I also feel like I learned the material. So, I believe that the best way to study is to break up study into multiple smaller portions of time.

Zachary from North Dakota
High School Senior