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

Since a young age, test taking has never really been a strength of mine. In order for me to do well, I had to be able to prepare myself ahead of time. Procrastination was never a good thing for me, the longer I gave myself to prepare the better the results were. Right now I have many full time shoes to fill so being able to sit down and study does not always have a schedule. I work full time, go to school full time, and I am also a full time single parent. I have had to learn to be prepared to study at any time. Sometimes my studying is done during my lunch break at work, or during my daughters swim or soccer practice. I always keep my class notes and flashcards in my purse so that if I get a moment of free time I am able to use that time in a beneficial way. It is very important for me to be able to make the best of my time. I want to be able to be someone my daughter can look up to one day and know that I got here because I worked hard for it.

Erica from North Carolina
College Junior
Western General University