Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
A good night's sleep the night before testing has been proven to improve a student's test scores. Cramming and stressing hardly ever works. Studying the night before is a good practice, yes, but all efforts go out the window if you do not get enough sleep. Fatigue and stress can greatly inhibit a student's performance. Getting at least 8 hours of sleep will provide leave the student well-rested and ready to tackle the day.
Eating a hearty and healthy breakfast right before testing is a no-brainer. Just like our body wakes up every day, our brains need to wake up too. Eating a well-balanced and healthy breakfast the morning of a test gives the brain all the energy and metabolism it needs to recall the information it has stored. A cloudy memory often results in failed memory recall, thus resulting in a student failing an exam. Last-minute cramming hours before testing without eating can too, result in failure.
These 3 practices have been beneficial for me before every test. Successful test practices can vary for everyone, but these practices are often common answers among students. Proper preparation prevents poor performance. Building a solid study habit is essential for every test taker, even if no two plans are the same.
Rene from Maryland
Bowie State University