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

My testing approach is pretty simple. I think the most important test preparation strategy is not to stress out. It is important to realize that this test is just a snapshot in time and does not show all that you know. My mom has always said "you know what you know" and that is how I have approached testing. I also always try to get a good nights sleep before a big test so I can concentrate. I also review key terms and outlines, but try not to get into every detail. I have seen some kids focus so much on the small details they do not understand how to put the big picture together. For example, they may know every detail of a certain battle, but they do not know how that battle impacted the overall war or country.

Hunter from North Carolina
High School Senior
Green Hope High School