Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
As the test draws closer, I begin to assess how well I have studied throughout the semester. If I am behind on the content knowledge I need to succeed, I increase my study intensity to ensure I am prepared. I lean on provided study guides when possible to direct my final test preparations. I also use online resources to clarify confusing topics and Momentix study manuals for my standardized tests. After examining these resources, I look through my notes and quiz myself on the material until I am comfortable that I understand the basic points. I then look for connections between content points and create a mental “narrative” of how the content fits together. Afterward, I often engage in my favorite study method: discussion. I group up with some friends who are in the course or interested in the material in general. We discuss what confuses us, how the content applies to us, or even how it makes us laugh. This is by far the most fun and effective when adequately scaffolded by some foundational knowledge from personal studying. Learning doesn’t need to be boring.
Joshua from Michigan
Martin Luther College