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

For me, the best way I get prepared for a test is index cards, music, eating mints and having someone test me. Index cards work the easiest for me because I can practice when I write them out and then when I read off of them, I have that up close visualization that helps my memory. Music is sometimes my go to, especially if I feel overwhelmed or too stressed out for a test. Whether I study with music or just listen to music in between during breaks, it never fails. I like to suck on mints during a test because it tends to keep my mind off of different things and for some reason I can focus more on the test. The last thing I like to do is have someone quiz me. It helps to hear the questions out loud and I can understand better what's being asked.

Kara from New York
High School Senior
West Genesee High School