Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
I first outline the content associated with the exam. Outlining is important because it ends up being your road map to the information and when you have a complete outline, you very rarely miss any important information.
Next, I would create summary captures of each content area. A summary capture is exactly what it sounds like: a summary of the information. I include main topics, key points, and any broad or general linkage between the information as well. Then in each subsection, an additional (yet smaller) summary capture is created. This would give more detail as to how areas or sections are linked and present specifics that the over-arching summary would not contain.
After the summary captures and once I understand how all of the information is related (if it is), I would then create my flashcards and online review module. The flashcards are handy and yet you build your memorization from creating them and writing the information out. Then the online review module comes into play when you’re on the go or in a situation where you need the accessibility and maybe don’t have the feasibility to turn cards over.
Once I’ve created my outline, noted my summary captures for the respective sections, and then followed up with the flashcards and online module, I’m ready to finalize my studying and take the test or exam. This method has worked for me since junior year in high school and I’m still using it today in college. Good luck to all the other testers out there!
Chasey from South Carolina