2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
Test Preparation Inc. Scholarship
Any test or preparation can be considered as a WAR, and every person attempting that test can be considered a WARRIOR and for any warrior it is a quintessential character to be prepared for war. Similarly, any individual should always anticipate for a test from the moment they know about it, they should start their preparation. From my perspective, learning what ever is taught in class/ institute, revising and practice are the best ways to master anything you do. For an instance the saying ’Practice makes man perfect’ is perfectly applicable to this situation. By perseverance, daily practice and sheer will power, one should assign time for the preparation for the test daily in their curriculum. This not only helps in preparation, but also evolves the person into more disciplined and responsible human.
Sometimes there arises a scenario, where there is no enough time for preparation. This puts the individual into a state of panic. This can be inversed by following some simple things. ‘Trying to chunk’ the information is practically the most efficient way to gather and remember it. Another way is to relate or co-relate the material with a known source.
Going through the whole material or resource can be difficult or may be sometimes impossible, hence picking up important points or side headings can help the person to hold more stuff in his brain for the time-being. Capability of learning varies from person to person. Some people learn stuff quickly by teaching it to others, whereas others may be good and hearing and learning. Some people write down everything they prepare for, but it is proven that a ‘GROUP-study’ or a combined study is the best way of preparing or learning. In this scenario, people can find their flaws, listen to ideas of others or may be good at organising or leadership qualities. This is the reason why many of the educational institutions encourage group activities and even large companies bolden the thought of group work.
As the 16th president of United states Abraham Lincoln said, ‘If I had six hours to chop down at tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe’, preparing for any test can be co-related to ‘sharpening the axe’, which will help us cut the tree or here the ‘fear of exams’, and benefit with the fruit, i.e. the result. The main reasons why students fail in achieving the best of their capabilities is because they are ignorant of the way they can learn more effectively. Trying is what anyone can do and find out the best way that suits them.
I would like to like to conclude that there are many ways to prepare effectively and efficiently for a test, but in my opinion, assigning time for preparation for the test in a daily life is most effective way, as it not only eliminates the flaws of burden associated with time, but also provides the individual to resolve and rectify the problems as they learn.
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