Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
As I attempt to understand the applications of laws proposed by Newton and grasp the mathematical reigns of theories formulated by Leibniz, I often remove myself from the complicated task at hand and focus on something entirely different.
Sometimes, this academic method causes me to cook a steak and garlic mashed potatoes while studying for the next AP Calculus exam. Or, it might cause me to go outside and practice basketball until I make 10 free throws in a row while preparing for an upcoming AP Physics exam.
Yes, the concepts are difficult, but, by temporarily relinquishing them, I can give myself time to absorb the material subconsciously. It’s not uncommon for the Parallel Axis Theorem to click while I dribble my sun-bleached Spalding basketball. Personally, I believe that nothing is learned until a true understanding is developed. By giving myself time for the information to permeate the inner workings of my mind, I am doing exactly that: deconstructing a complex idea into something I can digest. Only then can I share it with the world, using the newfound knowledge to impact others.
Justin from Georgia
High School Senior
Columbus High School