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

So, you are walking home from school, thinking about the exam you have first thing in the morning tomorrow. Trust me, we have all been there and done that. Unlike you, some of us had to learn the proper way to study the hard way. Fortunately enough, I am here to guide you through an effective way of studying from step one to step "acing your exam."

The last thing that you'll want to do is to cram it all from 2:00 am to the minute you begin your test. Set aside some time to review all of this material that will be on the upcoming exam and squeeze in a good nights rest in that schedule as well. Manage your time wisely and write it all in an agenda if you have to. For example, 2:45 - 3:30 study for your test, 3:30 - 3:40 take a 10-minute break, etc. Those are the first few things that will do you some good when it comes to preparing for an upcoming test.

Next, you'll probably want to take a nice relaxing shower before you begin so it's best to include that in your planner as well. By doing this, you'll be able to relax and some of that tension and stress that you have previously been feeling will suddenly disappear, allowing you to be more alert and focused when studying. What the heck. Why not throw in a face mask too. I know that always puts in me a good mood.

Then, while you're studying, you can quiz yourself on the material that you reviewed. I do this by creating a Quizlet set with questions reviewing things like vocabulary, formulas, facts, and much more that could possibly be included within the test.

When you're finally done for the night, get at least 8 hours of rest in order to wake up energized and ready to kick this exam's butt. Eat a good breakfast, such as avocado toast, carrots with peanut butter, or anything else that might boost your energy. Follow all of these steps and I am positive that you'll receive a great score on your exam.

Anabelle from California
High School Senior
Mark Keppel High School