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

My test preparation practices usually include using any sort of study material offered by my instructor, as well as notes I have taken throughout the class and making flash cards for specific items I know for sure I will need to have memorized. Writing everything instead of typing also helps me since the act of writing in itself has proven to help retain information. About a week before the test, I will go back through notes and highlight or re-write important terms just to make sure everything is still there and I will not have to reteach myself the material right before the test. Flash cards have just been there to further ensure I have everything memorized. These tactics have always worked fairly well for me, and it helps when I actually understand the functions of what we are learning about and not just knowing definitions of words by themselves. Repeating the same process over and over eventually causes the information to be retained and basic knowledge that I could pull up whenever, making the test itself a breeze.

Amanda from Kansas
College Freshman
Kansas State University