My Test Prep Tip – Make a Study Plan

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Shaily Turner
Ottawa, Ontario

As a nursing student right out of high school, I felt overwhelmed and extremely unprepared for the amount of reading required of me. It was vital that I learned effective ways to divide and conquer material in the most effective manner.  After attending multiple “learning strategy” classes and with the help of a learning strategist at my school, I gathered the information given to me and created a personalized study success plan. Continue reading “My Test Prep Tip – Make a Study Plan” »

Studying with your Senses

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Raegan Reiter
Calgary, Alberta

Over the years that I have been in school, I have realized that studying is like an art. Truly effective studying takes practice, commitment and a willingness to change what you are used to. There is no “one-size-fits-all”, but with a little experimentation, anyone can find the perfect method for themselves. A great studying strategy requires a combination of efforts that will be different for every individual. But the universal key that most of us do not know or utilize, is that you must study with all of your senses. Yes you read right, all of your senses, and I will tell you why. Continue reading “Studying with your Senses” »

My Test Prep Method

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Arianne Stevens
Pueblo, CO

Studying is a challenging task to accomplish sometimes especially if you are someone who gets distracted or bored easily. It can also be an obstacle if you wait until the last minute and try to cram all the information into your brain the day before the exam. At the age of 22 I am guilty of all of these and am still trying to find a way to perfect my studying. Continue reading “My Test Prep Method” »

Test Prep – Make a Study Plan

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Henry Nnaemeka Bernard
Ottawa, Ontario

There are various ways to apply in preparation for a test. The best method I have applied, which has always been of immense aid in my test preparation are prudently explained in this essay. Over the years, I have followed this preparation method, most especially, for a test I had difficulty understanding the subject when it was taught in class. The system I use is followed in a very meticulous way because it is reliable, it is time saving, and it is easy to remember. Continue reading “Test Prep – Make a Study Plan” »

Learn it – Say it Out Loud!

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Michelle Chou
Montreal, Quebec

My best study method might not be the most common way to conventional studying. I don’t go to the library and bury myself in books or cram the night before the exam. Instead, I talk to myself. That may seem weird or a bit like a sign of mental distress, but I promise it works wonders. Talking out loud can help with memory retention, summarizing information and making connections with the test material. Continue reading “Learn it – Say it Out Loud!” »

Best Study Skill: A Break with a Twist

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Laura Douglas
Montreal, Quebec

There are countless different study habits and learning styles: some people spend hours in the library reading over notes, others create flashcards on their phone, others drink seven energy drinks and stay up all night. Some study habits are better (and healthier) than others, but in the end there are still a lot of options, and it can be hard to find the method that is right for you. Continue reading “Best Study Skill: A Break with a Twist” »

Find What Works for You – For me Repetition

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Jevon Westerbeek
Calgary, Alberta

 

When it comes to studying and preparing for exams, tests and quizzes, I have developed not one but several strategies and methods which work best for me and my learning style. I understand not everybody has the same tactics and approaches, however, the ones that have worked for me have equated to success and achievement. Continue reading “Find What Works for You – For me Repetition” »

The Guaranteed Two Step Process

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Jason Kuhnow
Halifax Nova Scotia

The Guaranteed Two Step Process

I have prepared for a lot of different tests in my life time. And I have many more to go. I have completed a bachelor and master degree with many exams. I have studied and successfully passed the MCAT exam. I have studied for and passed my comprehensive written and practical exams to be certified as a physiotherapist. Over all this time I had to perfect my studying style and tricks otherwise I would have never made it this far. Now I will be starting my Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree which will be some of the most intense studying and testing I have yet to encounter in my life. Want to know what my secret is? Videos and a white board! Please allow me to explain my two-step process. Continue reading “The Guaranteed Two Step Process” »

Get Motivated and Stay Movtivated

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Stephen Fanous
Overland Park, KS

The Mental Key to Studying Effectively

Motivation. Defined as the desire for an individual to accomplish something, it is the key to success in studying, test preparation, school, and any goal that is waiting to be achieved in life. It is a mentality that causes an individual to trust the process towards attaining something. Without it, doing anything in life is nearly impossible. As if humans were blind and placed on the center of a compass, motivation is the guide towards a goal in a specific direction. Continue reading “Get Motivated and Stay Movtivated” »

Test Prep – Try to Enjoy What you are Doing

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Chloe Wells

My best study tip for any student would be to never study to the point that you no longer enjoy what you are learning! Especially as I have entered university I have realized that I chose my area of study because I am genuinely interested in and excited by the information I am learning. It
can be really easy to lose track of that once you are really in it; especially in the subjects that are specifically challenging for you or that you feel don’t entirely relate to what you want to be doing. Continue reading “Test Prep – Try to Enjoy What you are Doing” »