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

My test prep is really a mix of a bunch of different ways because my brain works differently for different subjects. However, flashcards and rewriting notes are by far the best way to study. Flashcards help me remember, not only by making them (the act of writing really helps me) BUT also because of how easy it is to quiz myself or ask someone else to help me. Notes are also a big help. Not only reading over old notes but making new notes as well! It helps me get my thoughts together, I can highlight things I commonly miss and it'll help me remember it because I have called it out. Color coding in both flashcards and notes are a huge help. I am a visual and auditory learner so being able to see different colors helps my memory and repetition out loud does as well. Colors help me stay organized and make me feel a lot better about studying. Pretty notes make me want to study, they make me feel like I'm doing a good job and can continue to study to get good grades!

Amy from California
High School Senior
Sequoia High School