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

I take great pride in my dedication to do well in all of my classes regardless of the subject. This dedication involves numerous hours each week studying for each of my classesto ensure that I am fully understanding the content. I, personally, am a very visual learner and I take this into consideration when preparing for each of my classes.
I have discovered that the best way for me to fully coprehend information is to create charts and continue to rewrite my notes in different colors. The different colors makes it easier for me to picture the charts and notes when the information is needed. Also, by rewriting the information I am able to recall the data more quickly as I have gone through the motion of writing it multiple times.
Depending on the extreity of the notes, this can take me anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. I have learned that when it takes me more than an hour to digest the information, I get antsy and therefore have a harder time studying. Because of this, I now take study breaks every hour which allows my brain to rest for a little bit of time.
This has been the most effective way for me to study and has helped me to understand information most thoroughly.

Kennedy from Arizona
High School Senior
Mountain View High School