Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
This strategy of studying continues to benefit me as a senior in highschool when I have to prepare for an upcoming test that is based on the memorization of certain material. But when it comes to a math exam of any kind, I change my procedure. For math tests, memorizing specific problems would not be useful because more than likely, the test questions will not be the same as the given practice problems. So to study, I write down practice problems that are given by the teacher and problems I found on Khan Academy and I then proceed to try and solve them to the best of my ability. After I completed all the ones I can, I check the answers and make sure they are correct. With the problems I really do not know how to do, I write down as much work as I can and then skip it over until the end. When I am finished correcting it, I go back and solve the problem with my notes. I continue this problem until I am able to do all the problems sufficiently
Overall, studying methods that promote good test scores are extremely important to individuals at any level of education. The “study guide method,” that I utilize works well because when I write down information, I have to focus and think about what I am writing which ultimately forces the brain to relay the information over again. This discovery has benefited me in many ways and I would like other students to also have the same opportunity.
Madison from Pennsylvania
High School Senior
Saint Joseph High School