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

My favorite test preparation practice is reading my materials and then making flashcards. This allows me to learn the skills that I will need for my assessment. Additionally, I read my materials and then summarize them in my own words. This helps me to learn because I have to understand the material to synthesize it, so in the future I will remember how I was able to summarize the material. Furthermore, I reread my materials at least three times. I also watch a video that relates to my materials. Then, I find practice questions that will require me to not just regurgitate the material, but also apply it to real life situations. If I find that I am able to apply the material, that signals to me that I truly understand it. Whenever I am studying advanced materials, I first go back and review basic materials. This helps me to reinforce my knowledge; it never hurts to go back to the basics.

Sarah from Pennsylvania
High School Senior
Scranton High School