Test preparation is a tool to help you the student develop strategies while preparing for an exam where the goal is to ultimately achieve better grades. You should start preparing for tests from the first day of class. Keep in mind everyone prepares themselves differently for a test. It is important to find what works best for you and develop a system that will help you increase your performance when taking a test. Try to get rid of any distractions while studying. Additionally, before the day of an exam, make sure to get plenty of rest. Remember, do not procrastinate and leave studying for the last minute! Cramming is not the same as studying.