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

Over my many years as a student, my test preparation practices have changed and become more streamlined as I grew better at determining what I need. Currently, I make and keep a consistent study schedule, such that I fall into a natural study mode when that time of day rolls around. Along with the time staying the same, I try to shoot for the same place, this place is at my desk in my room, free of distractions and ruckus. While preparing to study, I run through a list of all the materials I need beforehand, so I don't have to break my focus bubble to go grab something I forgot. When I do delve into studying, I use my well-kept and organized notebooks and binders, knowing where everything is and having all the notes I need to review everything for the upcoming exam. How I study often changes depending on the material, studying equations or vocab words I have little tricks to better remember the full definition or equation based off of an association or a jibberish sentence my brain can hold on to. The last thing I do for my test preparation practice is overlearning material. Now, this only works if I have a decent amount of extra time, but I will go over the material until I can't get it out of my brain. Helping fellow students study test material works along the same lines for me as well. Being a senior, I am normally told that I have senioritis, but I'm very thankful I was able to keep it at bay as much as I did. Procrastinating is something that I've never really had to battle, I'm always on top of my work, sometimes even going as far as being anxious when I’m not able to finish an assignment ahead of the set due date.

Cameron from Colorado
High School Senior
Boulder High School