Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
I then plan out the week before the exam by dividing the content I'll be tested over into chunks and making a study schedule for the first five or six days of the week and using the final days as a review period for content I’m not confident in knowing. This allows me to review all of the content that will be covered and ensure that I am able to recall all of it.
During my study sessions, I work through any supplemental reviews that my professor has provided and use those to make study guides and flashcards. Study guides help me focus on conceptual learning and understanding major ideas. Flashcards help me memorize the basic key terms, such as organs and their functions, that aid in the understanding of concepts, such as bodily processes. Moreover, in all my study sessions, I incorporate breaks, and I make sure to rest and eat prior to my exam. Test preparation can come in the form of self care to ensure the optimal mindset for high performance.
Test preparation stems from both memorization and understanding, and to acquire both of those, I prepare for my tests with time, effort, and consistency. This includes taking the time to go to class daily, putting forth the effort to study, and consistently working hard to ensure success.
Christabel from Texas
Texas A&M University