Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
Now, whatever subject I may be studying for, my Quizlets are ready for a quick review of terms, which doesn't involve me staring at a screen quietly. Instead, it involves various terrible accents and impressions as I read aloud the terms and definitions as if Dumbledore were teaching me the lesson. And sometimes if I get too tired, I even stand up and deliver a Shakespearean monologue of the Protestant Reformation. Or I spot my stuffed tiger on my bed, and I seat him on my chair as I walk him through cellular respiration. And if it is an AP class that I am preparing for, I call upon my trusty prep book and use the brightest sticky notes that I own to write down a summary of the information on each page in my own words. And for terms that I don't understand, I draw thought bubbles with the label "Think" and write an example or silly saying that only I would understand.
But most importantly, I remind myself to breathe and know that I'm trying my best because it gets too easy for anxious thoughts to intrude. It's all about perspective and knowing that I enjoy and respect the knowledge I'm receiving.
Sabah from Illinois
High School Senior
Northside College Preparatory High School