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

I prepare for a test by getting a good night's sleep the night before an exam. This helps my body to be more calm and rested in addition to resetting my brain. If I am tired during a test, I often perform much worse.

I also make sure to study for the test right when I get a study guide or an outline of test material. This is important because procrastination will result in not leaving enough time to prepare. It is always key to know the subject you are being tested on fully, just in case you need to make an educated guess on an answer.

In addition, I believe that forming a study group is very helpful to be able to learn with your peers. If you know certain parts of the subject better, teaching them to friends will help you learn and retain the information for longer. Going over previous test material and textbooks is always the way to go before a big test.

Piper from Hawaii
College Freshman
California State University Sacramento