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

When I have a test coming up, I make sure to write it in my agenda in a bright colored pen and highlight it. I regularly use the app "Quizlet" to make flashcards, if needed. Otherwise, I look over my notes that I took in class, and I rewrite them in a different notebook. This helps me go over the information again in my head and write it neater, so it's easier to read! I believe that I start test preparation once I rewrite the notes; it keeps the information fresh in my mind. I also get my homework done after I rewrite the notes, which helps a lot in understanding what I'm doing and how I'm doing it. A couple days before the test, I look over my notes once again. I like to do my homework assignments over again, so I know that I understand the concepts fully. For example, the math program that my teacher uses for our class allows us to go back into the assignment and do it as many times as we need to. I really utilize this, and it has helped my math scores tremendously.

Erica from Minnesota
High School Senior
Austin High School