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

Technique and repetition are the foundational building block to good study habits. That means using every proven method of studying and retaining information in the test preparation arsenal. Time management is another test proven technique. Trying to cram information creates anxiety. Repetitions retain information.

Another excellent aid is using simple materials for study aids, such as, sticky notes, highlighters, flash cards, study outlines, voice recorders, and tutors. Sticky notes in the books allow the student to mark information emphasis during lecture. Highlighters in your writing tablet also guide the student to useful information. Making flash cards of pertinent information is quick and easy access to learning and remembering for exams. Study outlines give a different perspective and streamline information. Making an outline of the subject matter is another time proven method. Recording the lecture for later playback after class is a great reviewing method and allows the student to playback information missed in the lecture. If at this time the student feels unsure about the subject matter, tutoring is provided on most University campuses.

Other methods of test preparation are to examine the book and information provided by the author. Chapters are divided into subtopics which the author highlights. Each topic is pointing to the knowledge needed to master the chapter. At the end of each chapter is a summary of highlights.
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One of the most helpful of all study guides is using the Scientific methods which states 1. Ask a question. 2. Do background research 3. Construct a hypothesis 4. Test your hypothesis 5. Analyze your data and draw conclusion and 5. Report and share your results (Was your hypothesis correct?)
Using the above methods has proven successful in high school. However, information on a collegiiate level is more intense. It is without a doubt that added information is needed to succeed such as applying the Mometrix methods of studying.

Cherri from Texas
High School Senior
The Woodlands College Park