Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
When looking over my personal notes, I have a very specific system. All notes consist of varying three colors. This includes black/blue writing with definitions highlighted in a course-specific color and examples being boxed in another course-specific color. In classes like math, diagrams and multiple line examples with being boxed in to ensure distinction and division. A defined word alone will be highlighted, with the definition having a particular indention. Bullet points are used to separate ideas in multi-faceted units such are English, history, and science.
While this might seem like a complex system, it's rather simple. The minimalist, blocky look is not only pleasing to the eye but also the mind. As a psychology major, I personally know that long and challenging units can become daunting. For me, this structure has allowed me to weed out “fluff” and unneeded information that then leaves a simplified, direct unit. Condensed information is a lot less stressful and easier to memorize.
Alexis from Texas