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

The best way to study dense and meticulous material
is through constant repetition. This type of valuable practice is necessary for me to truly comprehend all of the mechanisms that go into complex subject matter. In addition, allotting myself the time to learn and understand the material is necessary for success. Initially, visualizing my learning goals is vital to keep my final target in mind which allows me to stay on track when distractions arise. Creating a personal schedule often helps me manage my time, this method sorts out my priorities, identifies schedule conflicts, and helps me gauge how long it will take to reach my intellectual goals. Conversing with knowledgeable experts of the material for assistance when I have difficulty learning by asking thorough questions, focuses my mind on what is causing my discrepancies and I also gain more insight on how to solve them. Most importantly, I have learned to cultivate resilience. Encouraging myself helps me to continue even when I am ready to give up. As I learn, occasionally stepping back and thinking about what I am learning and how well I am doing with the material is very beneficial to obtain positive results.

Ada’Jiah from Arkansas
High School Senior
Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School