Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
The paper was a list of jumbled letters and numbers in an incoherent manner. We were given 20 seconds to memorize the sequence then were tasked with recreating it on a separate sheet of paper. I got less than a quarter of the sequence correct.
It was then I realized that I never truly paid attention to the material of the textbook. I was too focused on searching for possible questions and answers to truly internalize and learn the content. From then forward, my test preparation technique consisted on learning the material not studying for the test. I used multiple different methods to do this. I employed flashcards, practice quizzes, and note-taking to learn the content. Then to make sure I understood it, I would attempt to teach the things that I had learned to my friends and my family. If I could successfully convey the information in layman's terms and answer any questions that arose, I could say I mastered the subject.
As a result, I performed well above my peers during the quizzes and tests. Even if I was unfamiliar with a question or was unsure of an answer, I could use the previously mastered content to reach a solution. If you truly mastered a subject, anything is possible.
Austen from Maryland
High School Senior
Howard High School