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

There are a lot of different ways to study for tests; however, there are a few that especially help me. First, color-coding my notes helps me to visualize the information better when studying. Each topic has a specific color and then if it connects with another section in the notes I highlight that section with the same color it connects too. This allows me to recall the information and what ideas go along with it when essay questions come.

Secondly, I like to listen to soft music and come up with motions to my notes. I memorize the information to a particular beat and motions to go along with it. While it may look odd, when the test comes I can rethink of the song and motions and it helps recall the information in my notes.

Finally, I rent out a classroom with a whiteboard and write all the information in my notes on the board. I draw arrows to things that go together. After I study the board, I erase it and then try to recreate the board for memory. After doing this a few times, it allows me to feel confident on the material before taking the test. Although there are many studying methods, these are what help me succeed.

Julia from Indiana
College Junior
Bob Jones University