Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
There are two very important things to keep in mind when studying for any test, quiz, or exam. One, never underestimate the amount of material to be studied for the exam. Two, give oneself plenty of time to properly cover all of the material. I find it helpful to go over slideshows or notes provided, as well as any notes I may have taken in class, to make sure that I don't miss out on any of the material. Next, I make flashcards. I then go through the cards sorting out the ones containing information I know. Each time I go over the cards, I pull out the ones I got the correct answer to until I don't have any more cards that I am unsure about. I make sure to take breaks so I don't get frustrated or too overwhelmed. Each day leading up to the test, I go over the cards in the same way. The goal is to be comfortable and confident with the material. This studying strategy really helps me learn and memorize the contents of the test.
Rosemary from Arizona
University of Arizona