Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
I wasted years struggling to find passion and joy while studying, until one day, it clicked for me: why not combine a seemingly boring and stressful task (studying for a test) with something that sparks so much joy for me (art)? I discovered this concept while taking detailed text notes for my AP World History class. My mind started dozing off, reading about these ancient empires dating back thousands of years, and I started to doodle tiny images on the sidelines of my paper. I remember drawing camels with merchants carrying spices to represent the Silk Roads, drawing Darius the Great next to his contributions to Persia, and drawing the many innovative technologies that led to the success of the travelers during the Age of Exploration. It gave me a new perspective on these ancient people and events that I had little attachment to previously, and the small images I drew helped me to visualize the dates I needed to memorize--not to mention, I actually had a blast sketching and imagining things because of my love for art. Now, if you take a glance at all my notes for school, you'll see them adorned with many drawings connecting the information I need to succeed at school with my passion for art.
Ga Won from Virginia
High School Senior
Centreville High School