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HOW TO PREPARE FOR A NATIONALS TEST

Testing is one of the biggest reasons people come to a NJCL Convention. After studying all year, people are ready to show what they know. Pitted against every JCL member in the nation, it can be stressful to prepare for these tests. Below are some excellent strategies to help push you towards the top.

BY GRAYSON COBB, TENNESSEE JCL EDITOR

If you follow these steps, you can ensure an improved performance at the NJCL convention. I hope that you all follow these tips, and I look forward to seeing your success at Nationals!

FIND A TUTOR

READ THE SOURCE BOOKS

One of the most important ways to improve your knowledge of the classics is to find a tutor. This can be a student, chapter sponsor, or teacher at another school or university. Reach out and find someone that can help you improve your knowledge base!

On the NJCL website, you can find a list of source books for the academic tests. These are your keys for performing well. For example, if you wish to take the Roman Life test, read both source books listed on the website from cover to cover. This will help you greatly in improving your test scores!

The summer is the best time to study for an NJCL test. I know it's summer vacation, but don't let that stop you! Study on the beach, during long car trips, and on cramped plane rides. If you want to be successful, this is your chance!

When at the NJCL convention, it can be tempting to study right before the test. This is one of the worst things you can do. Not only will you confuse yourself, but you will miss out on other experiences. Nationals is a time to go out, meet new people, and enjoy yourself. Don’t ruin this experience by cramming for a test!

DON'T BE LAZY OVER THE SUMMER

DON'T CRAM AT NATIONALS

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