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

As an aspiring engineer, I challenge myself to take more challenging STEM courses; it is these subjects, in all their complexity, that show that I cannot rely on memorization to prove my mastery in their concepts. When it comes to more intricate concepts, it is essential to understand the fundamentals of its practical applications. The development of my understanding of a subject requires more than solely reading textbooks and completing problem sets. When learning a new concept, I find it easier to understand it through repetitive exposure to its tangible applications. I find that watching YouTube videos by content creators that specialize in the relevant course is very beneficial in gaining a different perspective and explanation of a lesson. For instance, after every calculus lesson, I watch PatrickJMT on YouTube for further explanations and example problems. Also, the YouTube channel, The Engineering Mindset, provides an accessible way for me to gain knowledge in the field of electrical engineering - which makes it easier for me to complete my yearly Northrop Grumman projects. My consistent use of these resources and their convenience makes it easier to learn challenging concepts without relying on the immediate response of a teacher.

Chidinma from Maryland
High School Senior
Century High Sschool