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

When I am not outside playing with my brothers or at baseball practice, you can find me studying in my room preparing to ace the next test. Everyone thinks studying is boring because you sit in your room all alone reading notes over and over. Even though studying is boring it is also the key to success, and while I may dread it sometimes or procrastinate it, I always end up studying eventually.
In all my years of studying I found out that making flashcards and solving practice problems is the best way to study anything. Flashcards are easily accessible in today’s world and are one of the simplest ways to study, which makes them one of the best study tools. By using the flashcards you may know the definitions and everything, but you may not know how it is applied to what you are learning. This is where those practice problems come into play. Practice problems allow you to take the flashcard information and apply it to a real scenario, just like the ones you would see on your test! After you study all your flashcards and do all the practice problems you are guaranteed to ace the test and make your parents proud. Both of these studying techniques are very good, but when you put them together they are excellent. I use flashcards and practice problems to study for my tests to make studying as quick and painless as possible, while still getting an A.
Studying is one of the key elements to success and if you do not study at some point in your life you will most likely not be successful. Everyone wants to be successful and make a lot of money, but not everyone has or knows what it takes. We are all looking for the easiest and painless ways to ace tests and be successful, and I have found that a combination of flashcards and practice problems works best for me. There are millions of ways that people can prepare for tests and become successful, but using both flashcards and practice problems is the best study technique for me.

Matthew from Ohio
High School Senior
Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School