Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Before studying for a test, I organize a plan that states the study materials and the length for each material. By setting this system with a time limit for each section, I make sure I am on task and with enough time to review each segment within a chapter or subject. During my actual test preparation, I initially read through my notes to become more familiar with the subject and refresh on any material that I had forgotten. When I come across something I do not know or understand, I take note of that section and reteach myself after finishing the review. Secondly, I review questions from quizzes and homework, especially the questions I missed to remember the mistakes I have made. I try to solve or answer the questions to make sure I understand the material correctly. Finally, I organize a notebook and online flashcard with the core materials and frequently missed questions that I went through. By collecting all the important ideas and materials I struggled with, I can focus on important materials rather than going through materials I already understand. Additionally, this method of rewriting notes and creating an online flashcard works best for me because I can study with the highest efficiency and effectiveness wherever I go.
Jeremiah from California
High School Senior
Cerritos High School