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

The class that I study the most for is my foreign language class. The language that I am studying in college is Swahili, where my class has regular vocabulary quizzes and tests. When we learn the new vocabulary words in class, I write them down on a sheet of notebook paper with a long wiggly line that divides my paper in half right down the middle (like a hot dog). My favorite test preparation practice for Swahili is to read my vocabulary words in my head silently then try to spell them aloud without looking at my notes. It helps to take breaks in between my studying so I can gauge what words I do remember, and which words I don't remember. Personally, repetition plays a big role in my studying habits. I often find myself repeating my vocabulary words to myself when I'm doing laundry in the bottom of my dormitory, eating meals in the dining halls, and even walking to my classes. Swahili isn't the world's hardest class to study for, but it still takes practice nonetheless and it is an enjoyable class to study for. I'm happy that I got the opportunity to take Swahili, even if that means I have to do schoolwork for it too.

Antavious from Georgia
College Sophomore
University of Georgia