Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
This method specifically works for me because I best remember information spatially. For example, when I recall information during a test, I think about where in the textbook I first read the information. By using this notecard method, I can remember the information based on where it is placed on the notecard in relation to other information. In practice, this tends to help most on tests that I am less prepared for because if I am unable to recall information, I can remember that it was near a different piece of information on the notecard I made in preparation for the test. Visualizing the notecards I have made for tests have helped me innumerable times because I can recall putting the information on the card and where it is. Because of this, I can recall information quickly on tests if I have to think about where I wrote down the information. This method also helps me to study because I struggle with studying by just sitting down and reading textbooks. By making a notecard with central and important ideas that will be presented on the test, I am still reviewing the information, but now with an objective to complete instead of rote memorization of text.
Katherine from North Dakota
High School Senior