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I’m a rising junior with a 3.19 uw gpa, I have sp2 certificates, completed ford training, I’m an osha certified mechanic, I play trombone, I played basketball, I’m planning on doing track/volleyball/soccer, I used to own my own business, I’m doing dual enrollment in fall, I might do some online college courses for summer, and I’m set to get my associates degree next summer. My problem is, I want to go to a good college and get some scholarships and although I’ve always had good grades, I’m horrible when it comes to tests because I forget everything. I plan on taking the SAT and ACT when school starts. What tools can I use to study and how do y’all prevent memory loss during tests?

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For remembering stuff, I'm the same way. The best way, for me a least, is to use spaced repetition. Essentially this means learning and then reviewing at spaced intervals, preferably with increasing time between them. This reduces what is called the "forgetting curve". You can use flashcards, quiz yourself, and use practice tests. Using mnemonics, can also help you remember processes. One thing I've heard about the SAT is that there are like 20-30 math types, so, ideally, mastering the basic forms of each these will help you tremendously. I've also found AI tools very helpful for teaching myself new topics (case in point, homework help ai, here on CollegeVine). You got this! (BTW, since using these techniques, I went from a 1220 PSAT, to a 1410 PSAT).

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Thank youu, I’ve never heard of this technique but I’m definitely going to be using them!!

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