Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
The best study practice I have developed to prepare myself for an exam is creating practice tests on the content, which is beneficial for several reasons. First, creating a test then completing it models the real life scenario in which I must apply my knowledge. In addition, creation is the highest level of thinking according to Bloom’s Taxonomy, requiring a deep understanding of content in order to manipulate the material into an exam question. Recently, I have taken several high stakes tests as a prerequisite to applying for a teaching credential. In preparing for these exams, I found it most useful to consider how I would teach the content to my future students. This led me to exploring the material from all angles, starting with the most basic of concepts and building up to the knowledge level I would need in order to teach. With this full circle of understanding, I was able to pass each exam with ease, simultaneously practicing building exams for my future class.
Rebecca from California
Western Governors University