Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
First, I had to learn not to cram and feel overwhelmed. I started spitting up my work to review notes day by day. If a test was two weeks away, I knew I could use those days to my advantage. Doing this allowed me to review new content daily, then refresh my memory the night before the test. Not having to cram all the information made me score better on quizzes. Continuing with studying, I started to color code my notes more. Highlighting in yellow all the important people mentioned, highlighting in orange for vocabulary words, or highlighting in blue important dates. Splitting up my work and using colored notes allowed me to understand the content even more. On one night, I would focus on studying all the yellow highlighted words. The next night would be me focusing on vocabulary words and their definitions. The following night would be me connecting how the dates related to the subject and their significance.
Continuing to use my tips throughout high school allowed me to focus during my Senior Year. With the adjustments of my studying, I am pleased to say I received an A/B honor roll during 1st semester, which I have not done while attending my school since 7th grade. Studying has become my new go-to resource.
Jewel from Illinois
High School Senior
Lindblom Math and Science Academy