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

How I prepare for my exams depends on the subject. However, in general, i start my studying weeks before the exam by summarizing my notes after every class period. This helps me retain the information and I can review the material later. If I am confused on any topics in class I use Khan Academy videos, Teaching Assistants, office hours, or the tutors available at the tutoring center. The week/weekend before the exam I begin to review my note summaries every night. I also use textbook/practice problems to test my knowledge and application of the subjects. Sometimes, the professors have practice exams available and I will take that a couple days before the exam and review the topics I missed the most. Due to my ADHD, having a specific study schedule and staying organized is important to help me stay focused and less stressed. I must have a daily and weekly check list of what I am going to do and when I am going to do it. Since I am a kinetic learner, practicing the application of the subject material is the most effective way for me to learn, this is why I love using practice problems. Together, all of the preparation help me to feel confident going into exams and obtaining good grades.
**This is my real application, I accidentally submitted the incorrect "Current School"**

Sedona from Delaware
College Sophomore
University of PIttsburgh