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

The night before a test I usually close myself off from the rest of my family, and I pull out my study materials and chew some gum. I make sure that I chew that same type of gum when I take the test the next day. I have found it easier to take my tests when I study and take the test with gum in my mouth. There are also studies that show that chewing the same type of gum while you study also helps you remember things when you are taking the test. I also make flashcards or I find fun ways to remember things. I often find myself laughing when I'm taking tests.

Lena from Texas
High School Senior
Skidmore-Tynan High School