Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
There's one way of studying that works best of all for me: I'll make a set of flashcards for whatever I need to learn, put on some jams in the background, and keep going over the cards until I've mastered the material. If I get a card right, I'll set it aside for now; if not, I'll write down the correct answer on a whiteboard, read it aloud a few times, then put the card back into the set. I do this until I've gotten each of the cards right once, then I'll put them all back into the deck and start again. This works really well for me because it ensures that I give more attention to the cards that I'm having more trouble with -- this is because I go over each card however many times it takes for me to remember it, but still keeping space between each time I review it. It might sound just like rote to write down the correct response every time, but I've found that it's a wondrous way for me to learn new material and to genuinely retain the information that I've learned.
Patrick from Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh