Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Before we begin, I must stress the need of silencing all electronics, since they tend to derail one's train of thought and greatly distract people from the task at hand. If you do need your phone for note studying purposes, then instead turn off all of your notifications so that there will be no distractions from the task at hand. Once finishing the detox process of social media platforms, I would suggest changing into comfortable clothing and find your ideal working environment. For me I like a little noise in the background, so I tend to leave my music playlist on a low volume level on, so the resonating beat and lyrics won’t distract me. Next I usually take out my notes and scan through them, highlighting what I find to be major key points before writing said key information on either flash cards or posted notes with a small visual image so that I can identify what I’m trying to study more effectively. After scanning and rewriting key elements from all of my notes, which is a process I do for about six of my classes, I then follow up with a ten-minute break in order to do some self care, since a healthy body makes a healthy mind.
Lastly after taking care of my body’s needs, I take the time to go over my notes one last time before I decide to go to sleep. I really hope that my studying method was able to help those that need it.
Johnathan from California
High School Senior