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

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward” (Martin Luther King Junior). No matter who you are or where you come from, everyone has experienced the feeling of staring at a daunting task that seems impossible to finish. However, as my dear friend Mary Poppins says, “With any job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” Breaking the task up into smaller sections is a great way to make it more manageable. Once you focus and finish the first section, the second one will not seem as impossible. Once you finish the second, start the third. Once you finish the third one, start the fourth. The same concept applies to studying. Gather all the content that you need to study for the test and the break it up into smaller sections and study them one by one.
Although breaking the content into manageable chunks is the most important aspect of studying for a test, it is not the only one. You can also use effective time management skills to optimize your test studying experience. The Pomodoro technique is a technique that teaches studying in 25-minute blocks with 5-minute breaks in between them. This is not only an easy way to stay motivated, but also avoid burnout, a condition which plagues many high school students around the testing season.
Using these two techniques can help students achieve high marks on tests. Both of these techniques work to keep students motivated and the presence of breaks in the Pomodoro technique helps students avoid burnout. Together, we can conquer any test or exam!

Bailee from Washington
High School Senior
Meadowdale High School