Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
There are many other test preparation practices that include flashcards and sticky notes, but the practices often overlooked are the ones regarding mental health. While studying for exams or finals, I will make sure that I am sleeping at a consistent time and getting a recommended eight hours of sleep. The benefits of a good sleep routine are countless, and according to a study conducted by the University of California-Riverside, recent memories are consolidated during deep sleep. Getting a healthy amount of sleep after a full day of studying allows the brain to store the recent information so that you may recall it during an exam. I am much more likely to wake up at sunrise to study for an 8 A.M. exam than stay up late studying. This allows me to be alert during an exam, rather than dozing off or only concentrating on how tired I am. By using these preparation practices and taking care of my mental health, I can pass my exams without overwhelming stress!
Sadia from Illinois
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign