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

Test really do take preparation, I have many different ways I ready myself. Usually if i know I have a test it starts the day before. I'll look over the material make sure its analyzed and test myself first. I make sure i'm well fed because its been proven when not properly fed students under perform. I'll eat stuff like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or pasta. Those are foods that help in some way in your body. But probably the biggest part of of being prepared is being well rested. 8 hours of sleep is just about right for me. If I don't have my sleep i'll feel sluggish and like my mind is in a fog. For as long as i have been going to school sleep was the biggest part for me because it effects all parts of your body and your brain. Sleep is important so waking up the next morning I never was really a breakfast type of person, I usually just chew gum that wakes me up. These preparations work for me because I've had honor roll with finals being 20% of my grade in high school. I've never been the best test taker but if I take certain steps just to help myself i'll be fine.

Brandon from Illinois
High School Senior
Rich South High School