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

Whenever I have a big test coming up, I like to set out blocks of time each night to study for my tests. I will set a timer on my phone for anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours before hiding my phone. I feel my phone can be a distraction so by putting it away, I'm not tempted to look at it. For me, writing information out helps me remember it better. If there is something I am struggling to remember, I'll grab an extra sheet of paper and write it down as many times as I need until I feel I remember it well enough. I also will play music softly sometimes in the background as I'm studying. As someone who takes pride in their academics and grades, I stress about tests. But by having soft music in the background, it subconsciously calms me down so I'm not as worried.

Genevieve from Indiana
High School Senior
Ben Davis High School