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

Finals week is coming. Horrid. Unbearable. Pure misery. Or is it? What if there was a way to enjoy studying? What if this method improves memory, focus, and makes testing, dare I say even say enjoyable? What is this miraculous tip?
Eat candy. It works! When you study a topic, suck on a specific jolly rancher or other candy flavor. Then, when you're testing on that topic, suck on that same flavor. Nuerons in the human brain make a correlation between what is being learned and the physical senses. Try it! If jolly ranchers aren't a fan favorite, gum works too! It's cheaper and it's easier to "stick" to a flavor. Let's be honest, it's too hard to only enjoy one jolly rancher flavor. Take it from me, a teenage female who has had excellent results with this experiment, making me perfectly qualified.
In addition to aiding memory, chewing gum and/or candy also improves focus. Studies done with ADHD children have shown that they've performed better in exams when physically occupied in a small way. Don't believe it? You've heard of the fidget spinner, right? It's based off the same concept. But, if you want something that doesn't annoy your teacher, improves test scores, and memory; gum and candy both work phenomenally! Next time you're in a study rut, try this wonderful tip! If you're a sceptic or consider yourself a realist, run your own experiment. I am confident that you will come to the same conclusion I did. Studying can be fun, especially when you have a special treat that improves focus and memory. Ready, Set, Test!

Katelyn from Utah
High School Senior
Uintah High School